The Pestrol Solar Dog/Cat Away uses Ultrasonic frequencies to deter the cats & dogs from the targeted area. Combined with a strobe light (for between dusk and dawn protection), the Pestrol Solar Dog/Cat Away is the ideal 24 hour solution. The unit is controlled by motion detection; the unit will only go off when the PIR is activated. The Pestrol Solar Cat Away has 3 x AA batteries which are powered by a solar panel, making it perfect for areas without an immediate power source. However, the batteries can be removed should they need re-charging with a battery charging pack. This units PIR (motion sensor) range covers approx. 9m directly out from the unit.
Where is the best place to position the Pestrol Solar Dog/Cat Away?
We recommend placing this unit at one end of the space you want to keep the dogs or cats away from. Position the unit facing the main problem area, or entry point where the dogs or cats are getting in. This is particularly important so that the motion detection can pick up the movements of pests. The Pestrol Solar Dog/Cat Away can be mounted on a wall, fence or many other surfaces. It also comes with a garden stake so can be easily placed in the ground. It is recommended to place the unit at the same height as the average size cat you are trying to keep away.
Can humans hear the noises from the Pestrol Solar Dog/Cat Away?
Generally people under the age of 25 can hear the Ultrasonic frequencies emitted by this unit but only when very close to it. Although the ultrasonic noise emitted from this unit may still be slightly audible to those over the age of 25.
Will the Pestrol Solar Dog/Cat Away affect my pets?
The Ultrasonic frequencies may be heard by other animals within or close to the general range of the unit. It is best to give us a call on 0800 88 88 44 to have a chat about specific animals/pets. Even pets like to get into your vege gardens or flower beds. The ultrasonic doesn’t hurt your pets, it simply makes them leave the area.
Will the Pestrol Solar Cat Away only work within the specified range?
The range mentioned is for the motion detection. The full range of the motion detection is approx. 9m directly out from the unit, a horizontal fan shape of approx. 60-70° across and a vertical fan shape of approx. 60-70° up and down. However the noise emitted from this unit will travel somewhat further than this.
What areas would the Pestrol Solar Cat Away benefit from?
This unit is ideal for any area where you want to keep pest cats out of. This includes, but is not limited to, small yards, gardens, vege gardens, patios and more.
Is the Pestrol Solar Cat Away suitable for all weather conditions?
As this unit is designed to be outdoors, it is weather resistant. It can withstand light-moderate weather conditions. We advise you to bring the unit inside in the event of severe rain and other weather conditions.