Catwatch Cat Deterrent – Stop cats from stealing your garden

  • By: Bob
  • Last updated: January 8, 2023
  • Time to read: 3 min.

Are you finding that cats are taking over your garden and destroying your plants? Then you may well find the Catwatch Cat Deterrent is the answer you’ve been looking for. This revolutionary product has been designed to help keep cats away from any outdoor space in a humane way, allowing you to enjoy your garden without worrying about pesky felines.

UK
CATwatch Ultrasonic Deterrent
4.0

This is the only approved RSPB cat scarer

Pros:
  • It works extremely well
  • Perfect for spots near a boundary or along a track used by cats
  • The only cat deterrent approved by the RSPB
  • We can’t hear it
  • Its totally weather proof and still going strong after 2 years
  • Mains adaptor available – just plug in, position and forget
  • It is extremely well made and comes with a full 2 year guarantee
Cons:
  • It’s not exactly cheap
  • Like all ultrasonic deterrents, it won’t work on older cats
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Catwatch Cat Deterrent Test and Review

The first thing to say about this CATwatch cat deterrent review is that having now owned and tested the device for over 4 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 ultrasonic cat deterrents I’ve tested this was the only one that I was able to leave in its original position. The cats soon became accustomed to others I tested and several would just ignore the devices after a month or so unless I kept moving it around to keep them on their toes.

The CATwatch cat deterrent though is in its original spot 4 years later and still keeps them out.

The photo below shows one of my problem areas. The garden sloped dramatically in this corner as you can tell by the fence on the left which followed the slope down and this was why I put in a raised deck. The fence on the right is at the bottom of the garden and is 1.8 metres high looking at it from the other side.

As you can also see, there are trees on the other side of both fences in this corner so it was an ideal spot for cats to gain access to our garden.

In the picture below you can see I placed the CATwatch cat deterrent on the deck post near the steps that lead up onto the main decking area and on to the rest of the garden.

CATwatch at work

In that picture you can also just about make out the lead for the mains adaptor which I highly recommend you get with the CATwatch if you have an external socket as not only does it mean you can just plug it in and forget, you also won’t have to worry about plants swaying in the wind constantly activating it and running down the batteries – a problem I had with other ultrasonic deterrents.

You can also see in the background that the deck has standard balustrading but I swapped it out in this corner for trellis so that any cat coming in at this point had to go up the two steps to get any further up the garden.

This means they have to go past the device when entering here. It also means that when it activates they would have to run towards the noise if they were determined to get into the rest of the garden.

Does the Catwatch Cat Deterrent Work?

It works extremely well – and is perfect for problem areas where a water spraying deterrent wouldn’t be practical, such as in a corner where I have mine permanently set up. I would estimate 9 out of 10 cats that drop down onto the deck and trigger the device will instantly jump back onto the fence and disappear on the other side.

Like most of us, cats can lose their hearing range as they get older so while the Catwatch cat deterrent is never going to work on all cats, its success rate is higher than other ultrasonic deterrents I have tested and is only second to the water deterrents, the American Hoont Cobra and the the UK Pestbye cat sprayer.

Conclusion

The Catwatch Cat Deterrent is an effective and humane way to deter cats from entering your garden. It’s easy to install, requires minimal maintenance, and is designed with the safety of both cats and humans in mind.

This device will help keep unwanted cats out of your garden without harming any feathered or furry friends in the process.

About the best thing I can say about the Catwatch cat Deterrent is that if mine were to stop working due to age, damage or whatever, I would instantly order a new one.

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