This review of the PestAway Ultrasonic Outdoor Animal & Cat Repeller has me a little excited. I’ve previously reviewed of some very competent but basic ultrasonic repellers, including the bestselling Yard Sentinel and my preferred buy the 6-in-1 Pest Soldier Sentinel but the PestAway has the added feature of flashing strobe lights, let’s see if it’s better at scaring pests away.
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In this review I’ll look at the features of the PestAway ultrasonic repeller I’ll see if they are useful or just a gimmick, I’ll look at other buyers reviews and find the good points and the bad. Next I’ll compare it to the bestselling Yard Sentinel to see if it’s better or not and finally I’ll give you my conclusion and recommendations.
Features of the PestAway Ultrasonic Outdoor Animal & Cat Repeller
The PestAway scarer is effective on the following pests:
Cats, Dogs, Rodents, Rats, Mice, Birds, Bears, Deer, Raccoon, Skunk, Rabbits, Squirrels, Ducks, Geese, etc.
It would appear that this unit will scare any animal with ears!
Not being water-resistant is a problem I’ve noted for other makes of ultrasonic scarers. The good news is that there has not been a single complaint of failure due to rain for this product.
Easy To Install
Pace it on the ground or fix it to a wall this like most other ultrasonic repellers very easy to set up. Point it in the direction where you think your pest problem is, turn it on and let it get on with its job.
There is very little to an ultrasonic repeller, hence its light weight. This helps makes it very easy to install.
40 foot (12 meter) range
The motion sensor can detect heat and movement up to 40ft. away. While not the greatest range compared to top repellers this is a very respectable distance not far off the best.
Put in the batteries, fix in position and leave it to scare pests, just replace batteries when needed.
3 Repelling Technologies
This is the main irritant to pests and most likely to scare your pests.
- Optional audible alarm
The audible alarm (to us) is another layer of irritant and makes it more likely for pests to move on. You can even use this as an intruder alarm.
- Ultra-bright strobe lights
I know this works to keep cats from doing their business in your garden. They like calm quiet areas and flashing lights definitely irritate them.
Good and Bad Points
I do like the strobe lights it’s yet another layer of irritant to pests and more likely to make them move on.
There are no real problems with the PestAway Ultrasonic Outdoor Animal & Cat Repeller however unlike some other ultrasonic units you are not able to set the frequency to target just one type of pest, this is an irritant to all animals and birds. Not a big problem but some of you may have a specific pest problem but still want other animals (like birds) to visit your garden.
PestAway Ultrasonic Outdoor Animal & Cat Repeller vs bestselling Yard Sentinel
The PestAway ultrasonic repeller has one great advantage over the bestselling Yard Sentinel and that is the inclusion of a strobe light… The more irritants you can throw at a pest the better chance you have to keep your yard clear of pests.
However that is the only advantage that the PestAway has, the Yard sentinel comes with many other features missing from the PestAway unit, like different ways to power the unit including plugging it into the mains (truly maintenance free), a greater and adjustable detection range and it has the feature of just being able to target one particular pest.
Conclusion of my review of the PestAway Ultrasonic Repeller
While no ultrasonic pest / cat repeller is 100% effective (see my post on ultrasonic repellers) the PestAway Ultrasonic Outdoor Animal & Cat Repeller is a competent unit with a better than average results, probably because of the strobe light, so I have no hesitation in recommending the PestAway ultrasonic repeller as a good buy.
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