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People ask me all of the time about which cat repellents work the best. Until recently, I had no experience with repelling cats. I decided to devote a few weeks to research and test 12 of the top rated products on the market. Of those 12 products, there were only a handful of repellents that performed as they claimed.

The products below scored the highest grades in my testing. They are separated into 3 different categories. The first two categories are for pet owners that are training their cats to stay away from certain restricted areas. The first is for indoor cat training to keep them off of furniture, counters etc. The second is for outdoor cat training to keep them away from gardens, plants, flowers, etc. The third category is for homeowners who’s yards are being invaded by neighborhood cats. Which ever the case may be, this page will make you a certified expert in the art of repelling cats!


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Indoor Cat Repellent

Scenerio 1: Your cat is starting to think that he rules the house. You can’t keep him from climbing up on the counters or scratching your furniture. He has ruined far too many curtains and plants for you to let this continue. A good indoor cat repellent will deter your cat from being mischievous without harming them in any way. In my tests, the most effective indoor deterrents were ones that worked by startling the cats. Scent based repellents were the next best thing.

#1: Ssscat Motion Activated Spray for Repelling Cats

This is an extremely versatile cat repellent training system. It has two key features. The first is a repellent spray which is motion activated. It also has auxiliary high-pitched alarm.  The spray is odorless and will not stain furniture, carpet or curtains. After a few encounters with this veterinarian-approved cat repellent spray, your pets will get the message.

Testing this product was my favorite part of this entire project. It is a really simple product that just hits a home run every time. I found it particularly effective for protecting counters, windowsills and other hard surfaces. It was even effective for preventing entry through a doorway to an entire room. The only drawback was using it for repelling cats from furniture. It needs to be propped up to keep from falling over when placed on the sofa or other soft furniture. I constructed a wider base out of cardboard to fit around the bottom of the can that worked really well.

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#1a: Alternative Indoor Repellent for Furniture

If you can’t keep your cat off of the sofa or other soft furniture, I wanted to list one more product that worked really well in my tests. This cat repellent mat is not as versatile as the Ssscat spray. However, it is better suited for keeping cats off of sofas and beds if you don’t want to construct a base for the cat spray like I did in my testing.

Overall, this product works very well. It emits a startling 85 decibel beep which is instantly activated by the touch of a paw. It doesn’t provide the same “bang” that the cat spray does but it gets the job done. It worked quickly and effectively without shocking or hurting the cats in any way. You’ll see other mats similar to this selling for $75.00. This one proved to be just as effective at half the price.

Works on chairs, counter tops, beds, trash cans, the sofa and other furniture. It runs on one 9 volt alkaline battery (not included) The mat measures: 12″W, 58″L, 2 1/2″H


Outdoor Cat Repellent

Scenerio 2: Your cat is starting to think that he owns the backyard. You can’t keep him from wreaking havoc on your garden, flowers and plants. The smell of urine is becoming too much for you to let this continue. The best outdoor cat repellents will train your cat to handle his business in a better place. In my tests, the top rated outdoor deterrents for this scenario was a scent based repellents. 

#1: U Scram – A New Breakthrough In Animal Repellents?

At last, a reliable way to keep unwanted cats and chipmunks out of your garden, lawn, flowers, plants, and other restricted areas. It is 100% safe for humans, plants, animals and the environment. It repels cat with 100% natural essential oils. I saw drastic improvements with this deterrent in my testing. I was able to stop cats from digging and spraying in a garden within a few days.

The only thing you need to do is place each cork tree about 5-6 feet apart from each other. This forms an powerful invisible fence that will prevent animals from entering. Once I put a few of these in place, the cats stopped digging and spraying within a few days. I also notice that a chipmunk vacated the garden after these were introduced. This natural cat repellent was very effective and easy to use.

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Repelling Neighborhood Cats

Scenerio 3: Your yard is being invaded by a neighborhood cat. No matter how many times you scare it away, it keeps coming back. You are tire of smelling the terrible odor of urine and you need to save your poor plants and garden. In this case, we don’t need to worry about training. We can bring out the big guns to let the intruders know that we mean business! If the cork tress are a pick ax, this motion activated sprinkler is an excavator!

#1: Motion Activated Sprinkler

The Contech Electronics Scarecrow Motion-Activated Sprinkler presents an innovative, humane way to keep cats and wildlife from disturbing your plants and garden without the use of hazardous chemicals. The sprinkler combines a surprise spray of water with unexpected motion and noise to create a safe, effective deterrent to unwanted visitors, helping keep your garden looking its best.

This is a fantastic product that cats hate and kids love. When it’s not being used to repel cats, this device makes the funnest water toy since the slip and slide! This is the best way to keep cats out of your yard and it is also versatile enough to repel deer, rabbits, raccoon, dogs and any other intruders. The motion detector is powerful enough to protect a 1000 square foot area. The burst of water is quick and accurate.

Setting this sprinkler up as a cat repellent is quick and easy. All you need to do is install a 9 volt battery, connect it to your hose and set it into the ground.

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