The Pestbye cats scarer is a simple device that emits a high pitched noise which is claimed to be uncomfortable for cats. We have been using these devices as a secondary cat deterrent. for many years and will be revealing all in this Pestbye cat scarer review! But, like all deterrents, they are never 100% foolproof!
“We live in a densely populated city and there are cats everywhere. On a good week, we might have one visitor but on a bad week we might have mess once/twice a day!”
With a mixture of smells and noises, you can keep cats, foxes, dogs squirrels, and other rodents from entering your garden. So, if your looking for a deterrent or preventative measures here at Wezaggle our experience is extensive!
With the Pestbye cat scarer, you place them around the garden and set them to go off when the sensor is triggered. Placing them in the corners so it covers the whole area.
This is key for them being triggered when a cat jumps into your garden. If your garden is much bigger then you might have to order more than one pack. Just make sure you have covered the entrance and fenced areas!
The Pestbye Ultrasonic Cat Scarer
The Pestbye cat scarer is the cheapest on the market currently. There are more expensive models that virtually does exactly the same thing.
They detect movement and sound their alarm for 3/4 minutes. With the Pestbye brand being the most popular on marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay!
Pestbye offers many designs from the solar-powered batteries to water sprayers, they have built a great customer base in the UK and tend to receive OK reviews.
Although there are many negatives reviews about the Pestbye cat scarer, considering it is sold to thousands of users all over the UK some users will always find things to complain about.
Pestbye Price Breakdown and Review Rating:
Listed below are our ratings over the last few years of using the sonic cat scarer!
Test of time: 2/5
Price RANGE: 3/5
Quality Of Product: 3/5
Average £25 – £32 x2
Review Digest – Pestbye is a leading maker of cat scarers & sprayers with various models and extras. Its made out of plastic and easily damaged, especially if it has been in the garden for a few years. It becomes brittle and will begin to leak making the batteries rust and leak!
Yes, the product works by emitting an ultrasonic high pitch noise @60-65kHz. Although not everyone can hear the noise, so to check if it’s working correctly ask a young adult or anyone under 18 to listen.
Our neighbour had a faulty set and never knew it was not working because anyone over 20-25 will not be able to hear the high pitch. This is because of our eardrums change as we get older!
Another point to make is the @60-65kHz noise might affect the neighbours animals or children especially if you live in a terraced house! Ao, be sureto check with them before you purchase these cat scarers!
Reviewers Experience And Tips
Be sure to check the batteries regularily because ours leaked within the first year. This was because the seal corroded and let the rain water in! Because the device is in the garden all year round we would advise you to fix the device to a wall or somewhere dry!
Use premium batteries, durracell is the best option because they hold the most power ETC. Even with the solar powered battery model will lose charge in the winter months because there is less sunlight!
Enquie with the neighbours before you activate your cat scarer because it can cause some children discomfort. If you have a dog it will effect their attitude in the garden and they might become distressed. Dogs will pick up the 60-65kHz sound just the same as cats do.
Easily installed by a spike or fix to a wall or fence
Emits a high 60-65kHz frequency
Deters cats, dogs, foxes ,and other garden roamers
Made out of plastic
Becomes brittle after a few winters
Can effect your dogs behaviour
Can cause distress in young adults
Editors Notes – Pestbye Cat Scarer Review!
“After a few years of using the Pestbye cat scarer, we have discovered it will only deter around 10% of cats. We did not have much luck with Pestbye because it basically does not work! Mark B.”
“Fails to go off and the sensor will activate randomly. After a few months or determined use, we have now thrown the product away because the neighbours have complained to the council because it was affecting the dogs! Janet C”
We have been using the Pestbye cat scarer for many years now. At first, we noticed cats just ignoring the sound doing their business and moving on! But, we discovered that using lion dung, water sprayer and the noise will deter most cats in the neighbourhood. Although there is always that cat that takes no notice of any forms of deterents.
Have You Used The Pestbye Cat Scarer?
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