Cat Repellers. So much info and more to come.

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Thumb image 1Wow so much information and products just to stop cats pooing on your lawn. When I first started this project I imagined that this was a small quick subject, where I would find only 2 or 3 products that keep cats away.

But no! this  is massive… I’ve reviewed over 10 cat repellers and I’m nowhere near finished with this pest problem.

But worse… I’ve taken my eye off the ball and strayed into dog training problems! that on its own is annoying (because I know I can flit from subject to subject without finishing one), but I hadn’t even realized that dogs were pests!

I knew this stopUpest.com would be a work in progress but it’s going to turn into a monster and strangely I’m relishing the prospect.

I know I’ve only just started this site but already I’ve learned so much. Unfortunately so far Google hasn’t found my information relevant and not yet ranked any of my pages. I’m loving making this site and I’ll continue for myself… But it would be nice to help other people too.

 

Yard Sentinel | Review

Yard SentinelYard Sentinel

Hi and welcome to my site. Today I’m going to review the best-selling Yard Sentinel and I am going to run through its features, the good points and the bad, then customers reviews and point you in the direction of where to get the best price.

I’m reviewing this mainly as a cat deterrent however my research reveals that many people buy this to repel a vast assortment of animals, from the large (dear, bear) to the smaller (cats and mice) and everything in-between.

Note: If you’ve just landed on this website but you are looking only to buy the Yard Sentinel then click here and go straight to Amazon USA or Amazon UK where you can view the product and prices.

Or you can check out the full review below.

Features

  • Up To 5,000 sq. ft. of coverage range
  • Adjustable PIR Infrared Motion Sensor with Night Time Scanner
  • Inaudible High Pressure Ultrasonic Sound Wave or Intruder Alarm
  • 3 selection technologies: Motion Sensor / Constant / Continue Sweep
  • 3 Time Selections – All the time, day or night
  • AC or Battery Powered
  • Easy install and offers great pest protection for almost everywhere.
  • Humane, no toxic chemicals.
  • Works great against Rodents, Sea Rodents, Seagulls, Insects, Rats, Mouse, Birds, Bears, Deer, Dogs, Cats, Raccoon, Ducks, Geese, Squirrels, Skunks, Foxes…

Main review

How much does it cover?

This Aspectek sentinel covers a massive 5,000 sq. ft. of your yard that’s a distance of 70 ft. that just one sentinel can keep cat free for you.

Works at night

This scarer comes with a built-in infra-red heat sensor which will detect the heat signature of your pest up to 70 feet away, but it can be adjusted to make it less sensitive if you wish to cover only a section of your yard. Because it uses a heat detector to find pests it will work both day and night… Darkness is not a cover!

Utltrasonic Blast

Pests are hit with an Inaudible High Pressure Ultrasonic Sound Wave when they come into range. Good news, it’s inaudible to humans so we are not affected or inconvenienced by the sound, but it scares the life out of its target.

Can also stop theft

If you select the intruder alarm setting, the yard Sentinel will produce a loud audible alarm letting you know that it has been triggered, so turning it into a burglar alarm.

Settings

There are 3 settings you can use.

  • Motion sensor – This setting triggers the ultrasonic sound only when a heat signature is in range. This is a great setting if you use batteries only.
  • Constant – This gives out a constant ultrasonic sound giving warning to animals and making them uncomfortable to be near.
  • Continuous Sweep – gives out ultrasonic sounds at different frequencies at random time intervals which will startle pests as well as making them uncomfortable to be near.

Next there are 3 time settings “All the time, day or night”. This gives you more options to save power from the battery.

Yard SentinelThe Yard Sentinel can be powered in various ways. AC via a supplied 33 foot extension cord or 6V – 24V DC battery power sources including a vehicle power source, by connecting to the Cigarette Lighter Socket, and DC Sealed lead-Acid (SLA) battery power source

This yard scarer is very easy to install, either place on the ground or mount to a wall. Just face it towards the area you want to be pest free.

Safe deterrent

A great feature of all ultrasonic pest deterrents is that they just use sound to keep your yard clear. No chemicals or traps are used just sound, making this a humane safe deterrent.

I’m amazed at the number of different pests the Sentinel will scare away. Here is the list again Rodents, Sea Rodents, Seagulls, Insects, Rats, Mouse, Birds, Bears, Deer, Dogs, Cats, Raccoon, Ducks, Geese, Squirrels, Skunks, Foxes…

I hope you have enjoyed the review, check out below some of the comments made by customers who have bought this product, or you can click here Amazon USA or Amazon UK to buy the Yard Sentinel. I recommend you purchase from Amazon for the best prices and prompt delivery.

Customer Comments

One lady with a very large garden was extremely pleased with this device not only did it stop rabbits, deer and other animals from eating her veg patch but it also kept cats and dogs away! How about that, not just one pest problem cured but at least 4 just from one sentinel.

A problem that seems to crop up is that it is too sensitive! Even on the lowest setting it will detect movement 20 feet away.

I’m pleased to say that the majority of comments was positive so I can recommend this product for you.

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Mega-Sonic Cat Repeller | Review

Mega-Sonic Cat Repeller Mega-Sonic Cat Repeller

Today I’m going to review the Mega-Sonic Cat Repeller and I’ll run through the features, the good points and the bad, then customers opinions and point you in the best direction to get the best price near you.

If you’ve just landed on this website because you are looking to buy Mega-Sonic Cat Repeller then click here and go straight to Amazon USA or Amazon UK where you can view the product and prices. (Up to 50% off at the time of writing)

Or you can check out the full review below.

Features

  • Battery operated
  • Built in sophisticated PIR (Passive Infra-Red) detection system
  • Extra loud speaker
  • Easy to set up
  • Test button
  • Weather resistant

Mega-Sonic Cat Repellet Review

The Mega-Sonic repeller is the big boy of ultrasonic cat repellers, with a larger than average speaker giving it the loudest output and the most garden covered compered to other leading brands, making the cats even more uncomfortable than the rest.

The device detects cats when they come in range by the use of its internal infra-red detection system which detects the heat given off by cats and other large animals.

Being infra-red apparently saves on the battery making it last longer but also means it will work at night and in the dark. Keeping your garden cat free for twenty four hours a day.

Best Ultrasonic cat ScarerThe mega sonic is very easy to set up, just add the batteries turn it on and fix it in the ground with its retaining spike or fix it to a wall. Just make sure it is facing the area you want to keep cat free.

Being battery operated you have the luxury of being able to position the detector where ever you want. But if you are concerned about the battery running out you can get one with a mains adapter.

When the Sonic Cat Repeller detects animals moving into range it triggers a burst of continuously variable ultrasound, which sweeps a frequency range of 18,000Hz, 24,000 Hz to repel cats. This sound is so high pitch that humans cannot hear it, but makes cats very uncomfortable to be near.

If you want to test it is still working there is a test button that lowers the pitch and makes it audible to you.

The Mega-Sonic cat repeller has only a few features, but they are good ones.

Mega-Sonic Cat Repeller How your ultrasonic repeller stops cats from using your garden.

Cats like to be comfortable and stress free while they do their business, the job of an ultrasonic cat repeller is to make your garden a stressful place to be in. Forcing those cats to find a less stressful and quieter place to do their poop.

Unfortunately cats are creatures of habit and to break their habit of using your garden can take up to 3 months… Do persevere with all cat repellents.

I hope you have enjoyed my review, check out the customer opinions below or you can click here to purchase at best price near you Amazon USA or Amazon UK. I recommend Amazon for their best prices and prompt delivery.

Customer reviews

Reading customers reviews I have discovered that most are extremely happy with their Sonic Cat Repeller with results of cat free gardens almost immediately to only a few days.

One reviewer was extremely impressed with the reaction of the firs cat to wonder in front of the cat scarer that he bemoaned the fact that he didn’t video it.

Another bemoaned that his neighbour was so impressed with his cat free garden that they kept borrowing it!

There are of course some buyers who say they don’t work and are a waste of money. Unfortunately not all cats are the same and no cat repellent is guaranteed to work on all cats. If this happens to you other owners use the ultrasonic scarer along with sprays or gels and the combination of the two does work… remember you only have to break the cat of its habit.

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Ultrasonic cat repellent | Keep cats out of your garden | Cat deterrent

Ultrasonic cat repellent

sonic cat repellerUltrasonic cat deterrents are safe cheap solution to stopping cats pooping in your garden and come in various guises:

  • Main power
  • Battery powered
  • Solar/ battery-powered

However they all work in the same way. They have a motion or infra-red heat detector that when triggered emits a high pitch noise inaudible to the human ear (if you can hear it the settings can be changed) that either scares the cat or just makes it uncomfortable to be around. If they don’t detect any motion they turn off after about 20 seconds saving battery life.

Reviews of Ultrasonic repellers

How good are ultrasonic repellers?

Cats are creatures of habit and if there habit is to use your garden as a toilet then it needs to be broken and this takes time. Unfortunately not all cats are the same! Some are old, deaf, belligerent or just well hard and not scared of anything… so this can take anything from 3 days to 3 months to stop their vandalism of your garden.

A sad fact of ultrasonic repellent is that they are not discriminatory… They will also scare / upset your own pets so unless you want a total cat free area they are not suitable for pet owners.

What is the best way to keep cats out of your garden?

A Sonic cat repeller is a cheap affordable cat deterrent better than gels and sprays but not as good as more expensive water sprayers. If you have tried the gels and sprays and not found them successful an ultrasonic cat repellent is a great addition to your arsenal. Many successful garden owners use both sonic devises and sprays to get a cat free garden or yard.

More benefits of sonic cat scarers.

Not only do they keep cats away but they are also supposed to stop:

  • Dogs
  • Foxes
  • Squirrels
  • Rodents
  • Insects (damn big swarms to trigger the device!)
  • Roaches (again how do they set it off?)

Conclusion

I myself owned one of these some years ago to keep cats out of my back yard, which was pebbled and nearly impossible to sort cat poo from pebbles. I positioned it to cover the whole yard and never had any trouble from cats since. Even though I was 35ish I could not hear or tell if the ultrasonic cat scarer was on or not now at 50 there is no way my hearing would pick up the sound of one of these even if it was set wrong. I do recommend a sonic cat repeller.

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Homemade Cat repellent Sprays

Homemade Cat repellent Sprays

How to keep cats out of gardenSave money and save the environment while still keeping cats out of your garden. Homemade cat deterrent sprays are a cheap natural 1st step to having a cat free garden or training your pet.

Making your own spray ensures that you know exactly what is in it, that way you know it is environmentally friendly and you can also make it smell nice for your own nose.

I have discovered that one cat deterrent can work extremely well for one cat but not for another. So I have compiled a few recipes below, try them all until you find one that works for you.

If you know of any other home made cat deterrent sprays that work please let us know in the comments below. Thank you.

The first recipes are very simple to make.

Lavender essential oil.

Add 5 to 10 drops of lavender essential oil to one pint of water. Put in a spray bottle and shake well…Spray the area you wish cats to avoid.

Peppermint essential oil.

Essential oils Add 5 to 10 drops of peppermint essential oil to one pint of water. Put in a spray bottle and shake well…Spray the area you wish cats to avoid.

Orange essential oil.

Add 5 to 10 drops of orange essential oil to one pint of water. Put in a spray bottle and shake well…Spray the area you wish cats to avoid.

Lemon and Eucalyptus.

Add 5 drops of lemon oil or the zest of one lemon and 10 drops of eucalyptus oil to one pint of water. Put in a spray bottle and shake well…Spray the area you wish cats to avoid

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Olbas Oil and Witch Hazel.

Add about 20 drops of Olbas Oil to one pint of water. Add a generous splash of witch hazel and a few drops of washing up liquid. Put in a spray bottle and shake well…Spray the area you wish cats to avoid

Do not spray on cats!  Cats are not able to process essential oils and this spray will prove toxic if sprayed onto the cat or ingested by it.

You could soak cotton balls in the mixture and leave those out in the areas to be avoided.

The next requires a bit more work.

Cinnamon, Rosemary, and Lavender

  • Add 3 tablespoons of Cinnamon, Rosemary, and Lavender to a pint of boiling water.
  • Leave to steep for several hours
  • Strain the liquid through fine muslin or any other fine cloth (pot towel, t-shirt etc.)
  • Add ¾ cup of vinegar and 10 to 15 drops of orange essential oil.
  • Pour into a spray bottle and shake well.

Pepper spray

Homemade cat spray

Cats don’t like the smell of pepper, so this mixture is especially good deterrent to them.

  • Boil a pint of water then leave to cool for 5 mins.
  • Add 4 tablespoons of black pepper into the water. Stir to dissolve and leave to cool.

Note: be careful when adding the pepper into the water. Take care not to get any steam from the solution in your eyes, as it could act like mace and temporarily debilitate you.

When cool, place into a spray bottle and spray outdoors on the area you want cats to stay away from.

Warning

Do not spray essential oils directly onto plants as this could be detrimental to the health of your plants and herbs, but probably not in the concentration described below.

Some homemade sprays can contain essential oils or pepper which can cause actual harm to cats so use with caution.

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