Reviews of the Best Cat Repellents



Gardeners, cat owners, cat haters, they all have something in common – they want to control the movement of cats and to discover just what is a good cat repellent?. For gardeners, this means preventing cats from fouling in their garden. For cat owners, this usually means keeping cats out of some sections of the house, for example, the kitchen for hygiene reasons. For cat haters, they just want to keep cats away from everything!

In order to satisfy these three groups, there are two main types of cat repellent, indoor and outdoor.

Indoor repellents (sometimes called pet or cat trainers) come in two varieties – ultrasonic, or physical measures. You can find the best of these in the Indoor Cat Repellent table below. Any repellent listed in that table works, plain and simple, they will control and restrict the movement of cats indoors.

Outdoor cat repellents come in a large range, in fact you have a choice of 3 main types: ultrasonic, water spray, or powders. Ultrasonic are by far the most popular, simply because they are inexpensive, and they work for a long time. Water sprays can be equally as effective, but require a water supply, and are more expensive. Although powder cat repellents are the least effective and do not have the same staying power as an electronic device, they remain best sellers and are popular with gardeners looking for a quick inexpensive solution to cats that does not need batteries!

The Outdoor Cat Repellent table below lists the best, most effective outdoor cat repellents available, and as with the Indoor listing below, every one of the repellents listed in the table works, plain and simple!



The following table ranks the best outdoor cat repellents taking into consideration a number of factors including, effectiveness, value for money, longevity, ease of use, and level of customer satisfaction. For the last metric, customer satisfaction, we have painstakingly gathered the feedback of actual customers for each device from numerous sources including many review sites, online stores, and discussion forums, to arrive at the largest most comprehensive metric available anywhere for the level of satisfaction from actual users for each product. This is displayed as a circular chart on each product review page. Also see our in-depth analysis of the best cat deterrent in 2016!

RankCat RepellentFeaturesOverall RatingCheck Best Deals

  • Yard Sentinel Ultrasonic
  • Covers 5,000 sq. feet
  • Battery or AC powered
  • Adjustable Infrared Motion Sensor
  • Adjustable Frequency

  • Frostfire Ultrasonic
  • 22 ft Range
  • Solar powered
  • Adjustable Motion Sensor
  • Adjustable Frequency
  • USB Charging Option



As with the outdoor cat repellent reviews, all our indoor reviews display a chart showing the level of customer satisfaction for each product, so you do not have to take our word for it, you can see what the rest of the world thinks of each product at a glance. Cat owners love these devices because they can keep areas of the house clear of their pet cats, setting up exclusion zones for reasons of hygiene, or simply convenience. Again, whichever one you choose, they are all tested and guaranteed to work!

RankCat RepellentFeaturesOverall RatingCheck Best Deals

  • Catscram Indoor
  • Restrict cat movements
  • 6 to 15 foot range
  • Passive Infrared sensor
  • 9-volt alkaline power
  • Power Adapter available

  • SSScat
  • Restrict cat movements
  • Motion Sensor
  • Fully Adjustable Settings
  • 10 Sec. no go zone setup

  • Scat Mat
  • Humane
  • Portable
  • Effective
  • Various Sizes/Shapes

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Frostfire Solar Powered Ultrasonic Cat Repeller

Unique USB charging and an inexpensive entry level price point make the Frostfire a top selling ultrasonic cat repellent.

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Bird-X Yard Gard Electronic Pest Repeller

Yard Gard is a top seller, read our review to see why. Our Yard Gard review includes video clips and the full instruction manual.

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Garden Creations JB5028 Ultrasonic Cordless Pest Repeller

Absolutely tearing up the Amazon charts for cat repellers this year and currently on sale for half price!

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9V AC adapter for CatScram cat repellent

Turn Catscram into a plug-in and forget cat deterrent that will keep cats out of your garden no problem at all.

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Yard Sentinel – Electronic Cat Repeller with Motion Sensor

Yard Sentinel is an extremely versatile and powerful unit that will rid gardens of more problems that just feline ones! Cats will hate the random noise emitted by the Yard Sentinel and stop visiting your garden. This is the most popular cat repellent we have recommended.

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Catscram Electronic Cat Repellent

Catscram is an extremely effective solution for indoor applications, keep cats out of rooms with the best cat repellent for indoors!

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Orange Oil Concentrate Cat Repellent

Orange Oil Concentrate Cat Repellent is an chemical free inexpensive solution to keep cats out of your garden. If you want to try a quick and cheap solution to keep cats away, this is it.

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Havahart 5266 Spray Away Motion Activated Sprinkler Animal Repellent 2.0

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Havahart Spray Away Elite II Hose-Free Motion Activated Sprinkler Cat Repellent

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Guardener A201 2.0

The unique selling point of the Guardener 2.0 Animal Repellent lies in it’s dual function repeller technology with solar power charging, and hose free operation. This offers gardens the maximum of protection from cats with the least fuss setting it up. With adjustable features and no need for a hose connection, this is a great gadget for keeping cats out of the garden.

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Orbit Motion Activated Sprinkler Garden Enforcer

This motion activated sprinkler is mounted on a tripod and is effective against all types of animal intruder including cats. With a 40 foot range and three different methods to scare cats out of your garden, this is a very effecting cat repellent. Sound, motion, and a sudden squirt of water scare cats away easily.

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Contech CatStop Ultrasonic Outdoor Cat Deterrent

The Contech CatStop Ultrasonic Cat Deterrent is one of the most popular ultrasonic cat deterrents on the market. With a very easy and quick installation this product will protect your garden in minutes. Cats cannot stand the “silent to humans” ultrasonic noise and quickly move on.

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Shake Away Granules

Shake-Away is an organic plant safe granule that spreads an odor that signals danger to cats – the smell of a predator. Chemical cat deterrents such as thus are popular as they are inexpensive, however they do have drawbacks; they can be affected by severe weather, and are not generally recommended where family pets or children play.

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Contech CRO101 Scarecrow Motion Activated Sprinkler

The Contech Scarecrow Motion Activated Sprinkler is the daddy of all cat repellers and perfect for protecting your garden from cats. It’s eco friendly as it is solar powered, and additional panels mean that you can hide this cat repellent anywhere, even in the shade, and it can still work at keeping your garden free of cats day and night.

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