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.

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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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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.


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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Get off Dog and Cat Repellent Spray Review

Get off Dog and Cat Repellent Spray Review

I have researched Rosewood Get off Dog and Cat Repellent Spray and I’ll answer the following questions for you:

  • Is it is any good?
  • What is it?
  • What does it do and how does it do it?
  • Should you use it?

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What Is Get off Repellent Spray?

Get off Repellent spray smells strongly of citrus which animals find uncomfortable to be around, making this spray one of the easiest ways to stop cats and dogs using your garden as a toilet. Just spray around the areas that you wish to discourage cats and dogs from going near.

Users use it both for keeping cats and dogs from fouling their garden and yards but also as an indoor pet trainer.

What does it do?

Cats and dogs find this spray an irritant to their senses so when they come across areas sprayed with Get Off they move on to better fresher areas.

To stop cats and dogs from repeatedly fouling your garden you have to break their toilet habit. This can take anything from 3 weeks to 3 months, but once they are in the habit of using another area they shouldn’t come back to your garden.

How does it do it?

Rosewood Get Off contains Methyl Nonyl Ketone 3.47% (a cat and dog pesticide More info here) and also citrus oils which together cats and dogs find as an irritant. They will avoid this spray and smell if possible.

If you can make cats and dogs use another area for their toilet instead of your lawn they will continue to leave your lawn and flowers alone. This may take anything from 3 weeks to 3 months… All cats and dogs are different!

Why should you use it?

Get your garden back! A very easy to use cat and dog repellent that will rid your garden and lawn from cats and dogs that think it is their toilet. As you can target specific areas with this spray it is suitable for cat and dog owners too.

However a word of warning! Do not use near ornamental ponds, or those containing fish. Do not use on edible crops.

Is it any good?

Get Off Dog and Cat Repellent Spray like all other cat and dog deterrents has mixed results, with some users having excellent results, and unfortunately other users believing it to be a waste of money and a total failure.

The downside to repellent sprays is that it does have to be re-applied periodically and after rain fall

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Would I buy Get off Dog and Cat Repellent Spray ? …Yes and no

Yes for outdoors. The better results have been from users who are trying to stop cats and dogs from using their garden as a toilet.

No for indoors.  For indoor training of pets I would try something different. This product has a strong smell that most people find repulsive (however one user uses it as an air freshener!) also the results from indoor training of pets are very low.

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How to keep cats out of garden- Using smell

How To keep Cats Out Of Garden – Using Smell

Cat repellers that use smell fall into the following groups:

  • Gel
  • Pellets
  • Powders
  • Sprays
  • Home made spray

Cat repellent Gels

A safe non-toxic way to stop cats using your garden as a toilet. You just squirt this gel around the area you want cats to stay away from and the smell does the rest.

Cat repellent gels do have to be reapplied regularly especially after it has rained.

Depending on which product you use it can leave your garden smelling fresh and smelling of citrus (better than the smell of poo or cat spray!)

It can even stop dogs too!

Cat Repellent Powder

A traditional low tech easy to use and cheap cat repellent. Usually just pepper husks (Who wants a nose full of pepper?) spread around your garden or back yard.

Cat repeller Pellets 

Many years ago I myself had great success in repelling cats from my garden with a gel that was impregnated with concentrated lion Pee, I wanted to highly recommend this product but unfortunately the gel is no longer for sale (probably because it looked like a giant green slug had left a trail all through the garden).

My research shows that you can still buy a repellent with lion urine but it is now in pellet form.

These do work but there have been mixed results from users. However I suspect the best results would come from a generous application of these products and not just a small economic sprinkling (we want to stop cats not save money!).

Cat Repellent Sprays

The easiest application of a cat deterrent product is in the form of a spray.

Not only can the sprays be used to deter cats from your garden but also from spraying and scenting all over your property.

The downside of outdoor cat repellent sprays are that they need to be re-applied after a rain shower to still be effective.

Even though these sprays have been made to deter cats they also seem to work on deer, foxes and squirrels.

Rosewood Get off Dog and Cat Repellent Spray – Review

Homemade cat repellent

Homemade cat spray
Home made cat spray. Click for Recipe.

Recipes for homemade cat repellent sprays

The cheapest and more natural way to stop cats from your garden is to make your own spray without the use of chemicals that mass produced cat repellents contain.

The main ingredients usually used are a mixture of citrus oils or skin, eucalyptus oil, lavender, various peppers and essential oils.

Find recipes for homemade cat sprays here… If you have your own favorite recipe please let us know about it in the comments.

I will point out now that some of the ingredients may be harmful to the cats, other animals and even children if used in excessive amounts.

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