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Prickle Strip Dig Stopper Review

Prickle Strip Dig Stopper Review

The Prickle Strip Dig Stopper from Defender is a nifty idea that uses tough plastic mesh with spikes on to deter cats and other animals from digging up your flower beds.   Manufacturers Defender have good form in the cat repellent marketplace with the excellent and best selling Mega Sonic Cat Repeller and this looks another good weapon for gardeners to add to your armoury.   The Prickle Strip is designed to be buried just below the surface either with a ...

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Product Name:Prickle Strip Dig Stopper
Brand:Defender
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Value for money:4
Ease of use:5
Build Quality:5
Solar Pest Repeller Review

Solar Pest Repeller Review

A common theme I’ve noticed since doing these reviews is how short the battery life seems to be on the majority of cat repellents. The solar pest repeller from Petz Trendz claims to solve this problem by using rechargeable batteries that are kept topped up by a small solar panel on the top. This isn’t the only solar powered cat repeller on the market but with a price tag currently set at just under £13 (£7 off at the time ...

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Product Name:Solar Pest Repeller
Brand:Petz Trendz
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Value for money:5
Ease of use:4
Build Quality:3
PestBye Cat Repeller Review

PestBye Cat Repeller Review

This is a review of the set of two Pestbye battery operated cat repellers. Although it is available as a single unit, the double pack was only £10 more than the single so I went for the two pack option.   The first thing that you notice about this Pestbye cat scarer is its size. I’ve included my coffee and shades in the photo so you can see just how small it is. They are the smallest motion detector type cat ...

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Product Name:Battery Operated Cat Repeller
Brand:PestBye
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Value for money:4
Ease of use:4
Build Quality:4
Contech Scarecrow Cat Scarer Review

Contech Scarecrow Cat Scarer Review

Last updated: 30th July 2016 I had been told about the Contech Scarecrow by an American gardener but only having a regular British sized garden I had been put off when I saw its operating range covered over 1200 square foot. Once they became available in the UK though and people started buying them I soon discovered the range of both detection and spray was fully adjustable and so I immediately purchased one to try it out.   As soon ...

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Product Name:ScareCrow Animal Deterrent
Brand:Contech
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Value for money:4
Ease of use:5
Build Quality:5
Solarpest X Animal Chaser Review

Solarpest X Animal Chaser Review

For those who don’t like the idea of forking out for batteries every other month (as needed for the Mega-Sonic and the CATwatch deterrent) but don’t have an external power outlet to use the optional power adaptor often sold as an upgrade with these devices then a solar powered cat scarer such as the Solarpest X ultrasonic animal chaser could well be the way to go.   Of course, you’re going to need to place it where it gets plenty ...

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Product Name:Solarpest X Animal Chaser
Brand:Good Ideas
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Value for money:3
Ease of use:4
Build Quality:3
Cat Watch Ultrasonic Deterrent Review

Cat Watch Ultrasonic Deterrent Review

The first thing to say about this CAT Watch ultrasonic deterrent review is that having now owned and tested the device for 2 years, I have updated much of what I originally wrote after the initial trial period.   The second thing to say is that it is the dearest of these type of cat scarers on the market which is probably why I put off buying it for so long in the first place.   Of all of the ...

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Product Name:Ultrasonic Deterrent
Brand:Cat Watch
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Value for money:4.5
Ease of use:4.5
Build Quality:4.5
PestBye Jet Spray Repeller Review

PestBye Jet Spray Repeller Review

Some years ago I was chatting to an American gardener on a forum about my cat problem and he told me about a popular product they had over on that side of the pond known as The Scarecrow that sprayed a jet of water at animals whenever it detected movement within its range.   It sounded like a great tool but being for the American market I imagined it would cover acres of land rather than your typical English garden ...

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Product Name:Jet Spray Repeller
Brand:PestBye
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Value for money:4.5 (while on sale)
Ease of use:3
Build Quality:2.5
Defenders Mega Sonic Cat Repeller Review

Defenders Mega Sonic Cat Repeller Review

The Mega Sonic cat repeller by Defenders was the first of the motion detector type cat deterrents I purchased. Rightly or wrongly I assumed that spending £20 on a problem would fix it but it doesn’t quite work out like that, not at first anyway.   The model I purchased was the STV610 and I got it from Amazon for just under £17 (RRP is £35). I could have purchased a mains adaptor for another tenner but decided against as ...

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Product Name:Mega Sonic Cat Repeller
Brand:Defenders
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Value for money:3/5
Ease of use:4/5
Build Quality:3.5/5