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1 October 2020

Cat repellents compared

If cats have become a nuisance in your garden, find out the best ways to encourage them to go somewhere else.
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Cats are adored pets, but they can become a nuisance if they leave their mess in your garden, keep you awake with fighting or scare off the wildlife.

More than 6,000 Which? members completed a survey which revealed that 55% have problems with cats in their garden. Three quarters reported soiling as their main problem, and more than 4 in 10 reported cats scaring off, attacking or killing garden wildlife.

If you're a Which? member, you can log in now to find out which of the products and techniques in the table below have proved effective for our members when trying to encourage cats to go elsewhere. If you're not yet a member, you can get instant access by joining Which? today.

Cat repellents test results - August 2015
Type No of members tried Member comments Member score
339 67%
213 58%
368 48%
389 44%
173 43%
103 43%
95 39%
1,085 32%
65 31%
240 26%
88 25%
73 25%
109 21%
78 21%
169 20%
53 19%
561 18%
406 17%
114 16%
261 15%
330 14%
112 13%
260 11%
783 11%
264 11%
928 9%
213 8%
1,279 8%

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