UK PestBye Jet Spray Battery Operated Motion Activated Cat Scarer & Repellent Review

I wish I had a water jet cat scarer earlier! I’ve tried a number of ways to keep cats out of my garden both with scented repellents and ultrasonic repellers and I did have some success, but with the PestBye Jet Spray Battery Operated Motion Activated Cat Scarer & Repellent you get to see the pest cat running as fast as possible out of your garden, which is priceless and very satisfying.

If you have found this page from my video and are just wanting to BUY the PestBye Jet Spray you can purchase it HERE. This is an Amazon link where you get super-fast delivery and also great service.

OFFER For just £8.99 more you can buy 2 PestBye jet sprays here. (offer at time of writing)

In this review of the PestBye Jet Spray Motion Activated Cat Repellent I’ll find out just how good it is at keeping cats out of your garden. I’ll look in-depth into its features, also I find out what other users think of the PestBye Jet Spray Cat Scarer, the good points and if there are any the downsides to water jet pest repellers. I’ll finally end with my conclusion and recommendations.


A concern I had about using a water-repellent would be that my hose would be permanently connected to the cat scarer, and I didn’t want the hassle of disconnecting the hose from the unit just to use it for gardening. However you can get a hose splitter and therefore have a permanent hose to the scarer and another for gardening… No problem. You can find samples of a hose splitter here.

Features of the PestBye Jet Spray Battery Operated Motion Activated Cat Scarer

  • Range of up to 10m in a 120 degree arc.

This water scarer can detect cats and other pests up to 10m (30ft) away with its infrared detector and it will spray water this far also. Not only does it spray a jet of water at the pest but it then continues to spray in an arc so that even if your pest runs it will still get wet.

  • This cat deterrent covers an area of at least 100sqm

At full range and with its arc of spray it will cover an area of around 100sqm, but you can adjust the spray direction and arc of spray so it covers a smaller area of your garden.

  • Fires a 5 second burst of water when triggered

The water jet is not a continuous blast of water but a series of very short jets, it shoots them out like a machine gun in the direction of your pest. But so as not to waste water the blast only lasts for 5 seconds (and let’s face it the pest should be a long way off and out of range in 5 seconds).

  • practical and robust, designed for outdoor use

This is not true! It is made from cheap bendy plastic (see owners comments) also I would not leave it out in temperatures that will freeze water, it will split! (I suspect your hose would also).

  • It is a safe and effective repellent

The PestBye Jet Spray Cat Scarer is a humane repeller and will scare most pests away immediately. If however the cat braves the first jet it will not stay around long enough to have a poo when there are dryer and quieter places for it to go.

  • Four ‘AA’ batteries will be needed to power the sensor and battery

Batteries not included so I would purchase some good rechargeable batteries to power the sensor. These usually last for around 3 months before they need recharging.

How to set up the PestBye Jet Spray Cat Repellent

  • It is very simple to set up the PestBye water jet scarer:
  • Insert batteries
  • Attach a hose pipe
  • Point in the direction of the garden you want pest free
  • Insert into the ground using the plastic spike – This is where it gets tricky to set up. The plastic is so flimsy that it bends when the water jet is set off, sending it high.

What other users have to say about the PestBuy

It works! In nearly all cases they have a pest free garden. In fact my research has shown that water jet repellents are the best way of keeping pests and cats out of your garden, much better results than an ultrasonic cat scarer.

It is easy to set up but you will get wet yourself with test sprays.

And so to the bad points.

It is made from cheap plastic and as such the fittings are a little flimsy and these can leak, however someone noted that if you turn the pressure down it stopped leaking and still works perfectly.

Staying with the flimsy plastic, as I have noted above the whole unit flexes when activated making setting up a little difficult.


I like water jet spray repellers and the PestBye Jet Spray Battery Operated Motion Activated Cat Scarer & Repellent while made from cheap plastic, it is a cheap solution to keeping pests out of your garden.

This is a great cost-effective and very satisfying way to repel cats and other pests and the PestBye water jet is as good as others on the market.

If there was a stronger and robust model I would recommend you get that, however the PestBye Jet Cat Scarer is as good as the best and I have no problem in recommending this as a great cat scarer.

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Click HERE where you can purchase the PestBye Jet Cat Scarer. This is an Amazon link where I have found a great low price plus you get great service and super-fast delivery.

OFFER Check out the price of 2 cat repellers compared to buying just one. You can find the price of 2 PestBye jet sprays here.

The Orange Hoont Powerful Outdoor Water Blaster Animal Pest Repeller Review

Hoont are no strangers to the cat repellent market and this is one of their entrants to the water jet cat repeller category. There are two types of Hoont Powerful Outdoor Water Blaster Animal Pest Repeller there is an orange one like the image alongside and a green one (Hoont cobra link to that review).

Buy the Hoont Water Pest Repeller here

If you have found this site and just want to buy the Hoont Water Pest Repeller you can purchase it here. I have found the best price over at Amazon with 50% off (at time of writing).

Apart from the looks they are both very similar with the same features, the same great results and I’m afraid also the same problems.

In this review I’ll look at the features of the Hoont water Pest Repeller and see what sets this cat water scarer apart from others in the market. I’ll also look at owners comments and find if this is an effective pest scarer and what the good points are and its faults.

Features of the Hoont Water Blaster Pest Repeller.

Let’s start with the looks… It has eyes! OK not a great feature for repelling cats and other pests but it does make it stand out from other water repellers. The other striking difference are the orange fittings, again not important in the pest scaring stakes but the style may suit you better.

What sort of water jet does the Hoont have?

Rather than a continuous powerful jet of water that will bowl a cat over, the water that is jetted out is a staccato of water, rather like a machine gun of water spurts.

The jet of water, while it is pointed at cat that triggered the unit it then sprays a fan of water for 5 seconds. The object of the Hoont water jet is to shock and soak the pest which it does very well… there is no escape!

Adjustable and easy to set up.

On paper this is true. Add batteries (not included), point the unit in the general direction where the pest will be and place in the ground (with the flimsy spike) connect a water hose and set the sensitivity.

But this is not as easy as it sounds, while not difficult it is a bit of a trail setting the sensitivity and water jet position also you probably will get a soaking yourself to get this just right.

Low water consumption

In a time of ever decreasing resources water consumption is a problem for some people but the Hoont Water Blaster has this covered. Once activated the units blasts out a jet spray for only 5 seconds (cats can run a long way and out of range in this time). If the sensor is repeatedly activated the unit will not carry on spraying, but instead stop and then do randomly spray times so as not to waste water and also so the targeted pest does not become accustomed to the water.

How good is the sensor?

The Hoont Water Repeller uses a passive infrared sensor which will detect the heat from a pest up to 30Ft away. This is adjustable if you don’t want it triggered that far away, but is set up right the water jet will reach out that far.

Because a heat sensor is used and not a motion sensor then this unit should not be triggered by windblown plants and leaves and will work at night also.

Owners Comments

The vast majority of buyers of the Hoont Blaster give this a resounding thumbs up for results, there are not many animals that will stay around while being blasted with water.

The people who disliked this pest repeller did so not because the pests were not scared away, but more from the fact that the unit leaked water.

My conclusion

A water jet spray is a humane way to scare pests (especially cats) away from your yard and the Hoont Powerful Outdoor Water Blaster Animal Pest Repeller does this extremely well. As with other water scarer models and makes, leakage is a problem but fitting better connectors usually cures this.

I do recommend the Hoont Pest Repeller and at the current price (50% off at time of writing) it is a good buy.

Where to buy the Hoont Powerful Outdoor Water Blaster Animal Pest Repeller?

You can BUY it here. It’s an Amazon link where I have found it with 50% off (at time of writing). Along with this great price you get the fantastic Amazon service and Super quick delivery.

If a water repeller is not for you, check out more ways to keep your yard pest free and thank you for checking my StopUpest site out.

What is the difference between the Hoont8482 And Hoont Cobra Powerful Outdoor Water Jet Blaster Animal Pest Repeller?

Nothing! There are no visual or additional hidden features between the Hoont8482 and the Hoont Cobra Outdoor Water Jet Blaster. They appear to be the same product they even have the same supplier (Hoont).

So why the large price difference?

It’s not that one is made from a better material or blasts water harder and further but there are differences in the comments from other buyers.

It appears that the Hoont8482 is faulty, too many complaints of the jet not stopping after activation and of leakages in the joint.

When the Hoont8482 war complained and returned (Amazon returns policy is very easy) they were told that there was indeed a faulty batch, but I was unable to ascertain if the fault war rectified.

My recommendation

It is for this reason I would recommend you not buy the Hoont8482 but the cheaper and better Hoont Cobra Outdoor Water Jet Blaster Repeller.

I have previously looked at the Hoont Cobra Outdoor Water Jet Blaster (read my review of this water jet cat repeller here) and while it is not perfect (see my conclusion) it is one of the best ways to keep your yard free from cats and other pests.

BUY the Hoont Cobra Outdoor Water Jet Blaster HERE (at time of writing 47% off)

Here at Stop U pest you can find other ways to keep cats out of your garden. I hope you have found my little post on the Hoont Cobra and the Hoont8482 useful.

Best ultrasonic cat repeller reviews 2017

Best Ultrasonic cat ScarerI’ve researched and reviewed many cat deterrents and in this post I’ve put together a top 3 list of my best ultrasonic cat repeller reviews.

I’ve made lists of sonic cat repellers both for the USA and the UK. I have no hesitation in recommending any of the ultrasonic cat scarers  mentioned below, it is only little points that make one better than the other.

These lists are very similar but price differences in each country change the value for money and therefore the order.

Ultrasonic cat repeller reviews USA

This fully adjustable but simple to use ultrasonic cat repeller has better results and reviews, making it better than the similar specked Yard Sentinel cat repeller.

Check out the latest price here.

This is Amazons best seller with near identical feature to the 6-in-1 Pest Soldier Sentinel, but is has reliability issues if the fiddly to fit back door is not seating properly.

Check out the latest price here.

This simple to use but effective sonic cat repeller is the UK number one best seller.

Check out the latest price here.

Ultrasonic cat repeller reviews UK

All the features you would want on an Ultrasonic cat scarer, even including solar battery charging and flashing lights and it is the cheapest ultrasonic repeller on Amazon.

Check out the latest price here.

This is Amazons best-seller and number 3 in the USA, but here in the UK it is extremely cheap… now with 50% off (at the time of writing).

Check out the latest price here.

America’s best-selling ultrasonic repeller now over here, a little pricy but it’s fully adjustable and has great cat repelling reviews.

Check out the latest price here.

Do ultrasonic cat repellents work?

No cat repellent is 100% successful but ultrasonic cat repellers are much better than scented repellers and nearly as good as water spraying cat scarers, and if you give them time the success rate gets better.

So yes they do work but for better results you need give them time and know how they keep cats out of your garden.

Hoont Ultrasonic Pest deterrentHow to keep cats out of your garden with an ultrasonic repeller

While some cats are immediately scared out of your garden by the ultrasonic blast, most cats have to be trained to move on and find a new place to poo.

Cats are secretive animals and they like quiet peaceful places to do their business. They have singled out your garden as the perfect space to do their business and you have to convince them that your garden is from now on an ultrasonic hell.

But as mentioned above this takes time! Not all cats are the same, there are young and old, deaf and blind, timid and just plain belligerent. They will get the message that your yard is not paradise however this can take from days to months, some even 3 months!

The take-away from this is that they are not an immediate solution to your cat problem but before you say the ultrasonic cat repeller doesn’t work give it time.

Click the link for more information and ways to keep cats out of your garden

What is the best cat repellent noise?

You have a problem and want a humane way to keep cats out of your yard. Here at I have researched the many ways to do this and I have found that the best cat repellent noise is an ultrasonic one.

Best Ultrasonic cat ScarerBelow I have made a lists of the top three best cat repellent noise modules on the market, both one for the USA and one for UK.

The main benefits are that ultrasonic noise irritates, annoys or scares cats but we humans are mostly immune to the ultrasonic, as it is out of our hearing range and it works!

In this post I’ll also let you know how they work and how effective they are at keeping your garden cat free.

USA best cat repellent noise unit

These top 3 selections don’t have all the features which some other ultrasonic cat scarers have nor are they the most expensive, but they have some of the best results and are value for money.

This is my number one choice for the best ultrasonic cat repellent that I have reviewed. The sensitivity and ultrasonic range is fully adjustable but simple to use and has great results.

This is Amazons no. one best seller in the ultrasonic repeller range. It is near identical to the 6-in-1 Pest Soldier Sentinel with its features and functions, but is has a “fiddly” back door and if not fitted properly is does let water in which destroys this otherwise great cat deterrent.

Again another simple and easy to use cat scarer and the UKs Amazon best seller.

All the above are great ultrasonic cat repellents, and if one is much cheaper than the others get it! You can check out the prices in the links above.

UK best cat repellent noise unit

With more features including solar battery charging and better priced than Amazons best-selling PestBye this is a clear winner.

Number 3 in the USA list but 2nd her because it’s much cheaper than the Yard Sentinel… And now with 50% off (at the time of writing) it’s Amazons best buy as well.

Americas best-selling ultrasonic scarer with great cat repelling results, now over here.

Click here for more information on ultrasonic cat repellers