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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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.

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