Best used for:Critter Ridder® Animal Repellent Ready To Use Spray The Critter Ridder® Animal Repellent Ready to Use Spray is proven to keep pests from invading your yard. The dual-action formula repels by releasing an intense odor and taste that is safe for the animal, but overwhelms their senses, quickly teaching them to avoid the area. Critter Ridder® is effective against dogs, cats, groundhogs and other animals. The 32 oz spray covers a 500 sq ft area for up to 30 days, leaving time for you to enjoy your outdoor space!Simple and Natural Ingredients The spray repels by attacking the animal’s senses, using three intense but simple ingredients. The formula contains a combination of piperine, oil of black pepper and capsaicin, creating an unpleasant taste and smell for the animals. Best of all, Critter Ridder® dries odorless to humans.Easy to Apply! Critter Ridder® comes in a convenient spray bottle that is 100% ready-to-use. There’s no need to mix with water! Simply point at the area you would like to keep animal free, and spray! This product works best when applied to dry surfaces. It may need reapplied sooner if you have been experiencing heavy rain.Where to Use Critter Ridder® Critter Ridder® can be used to protect a variety of areas including garbage bins, gardens, sheds, paths, and other outdoor surfaces. Apply it directly to soil, grass or mulch for border protection. The spray is also safe to use in bird feeders, keeping squirrels away without disturbing the birds.Video Tips: Critter Ridder® Liquid or Granular? The experts at Havahart® provide you with tips on how to use Critter Ridder®, helping you to decide what repellent option will work best for you! Consult the product label prior to use.More Options for Animal Control You can get additional help from Havahart® with the animal problems you’re facing. Check out these helpful products:"We had raccoons raiding the trash can. Special garbage bags did not stop them, but Critter Ridder did!" Read More Reviews »Critter Ridder® Animal Repellent Ready to Use Spray-32 oz Do you want to know more helpful details about the product? Take a closer look at the in-depth specifications. Complete Product Details »
Critter Ridder® Animal Repellent Ready to Use Spray-32 oz Model # 3145 Presentation Ready-to-Use Spray Coverage Area 500 sq ft Active Ingredients
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- Oil of Black Pepper
Critter Ridder® Animal Repellent Ready to Use Spray - 32 oz Model # 3145 Presentation Ready-to-Use Size (Weight) 32 oz Coverage Area 500 sq ft For Use Against
Bottle Type 1 Spray Bottle Bottle Dimensions
- Height: 11 in
- Width: 5 in
Features One application lasts up to 30 days Active Ingredients
- Oil of Black Pepper
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateDidn't work
Nothing has changed. I still get raccoons, opossums and cats.Response From Havahart®Jules : Consumer Relations Representative
Hi Al! We'd like to know more about your experience with this product. Please contact our Customer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242). We're happy to help!
Review RateDoes not repel raccoons as advertised
Does not repel raccoons as advertised. Carefully read all the instructions, and I still had a nuisance raccoon show up. Sprayed a pile of birdseed directly, the raccoon ate it all without a hint of hesitation (I watched it). Not sure about other animals. If the company response is even true (that it may take WEEKS to begin to be effective) then it would be nice if they put that on the bottle somewhere instead of burying that rather important information in a review thread.Response From Havahart®Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback. We do not recommend applying this product to birdseed directly. When looking to repel animals from birdfeeders, spraying the support structure is the most effective application method. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for assistance.
Review RateGood Reviews
We have a squirrel problem, raiding the bird feeder and our tomatoes and our hot tub cover (don't understand this one), So I'm planning to buy some of your spray. But what most impressed me was that you left all the reviews and even gave replies to the negative reviews. Bravo to your company for being very upfront.
Review RateStopped her in her tracks
Applied this product the first dry day after arrived th several shrubs my puppy had been ripping to shreds. Stopped the destruction immediately. It’s still working a month later despite our frequent rain
Review RateCats seem to love it! (Not what I was after)
Are you kidding me! I shook the bottle as instructed, I sprayed my yard very liberally, had two (2!) cats in my yard within a half an hour of the application. I used the entire bottle and it didn’t faze them. The neighborhood cats continue to come to my yard. They were out there all through the night (my dogs were kind enough to wake me up and alert me) and even in my driveway (I sprayed it too) this morning. So, the suggestion is to keep reapplying a product ($$) and hope it works out?Response From Havahart®Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with this feedback. The comments you have provided have been shared with our Product Managers. Because this is a conditioning agent, it may take a few encounters with the treated area for animals to learn to stay away from the unpleasant scent and taste. This product is covered by a 30-day guarantee and 1-year replacement policy with a copy of the purchase receipt. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for assistance.
Review RateGood product, requires several treatments
I used it on tomatoes and left them for easy access to the squirrels. I have no more problems with them but a woodchuck is now the trouble. It took several sprays, they are stubborn, but finally seemed to work. I also reinforced my fencing which also helped. I do like the product but realize that patience is necessary.
Review RatePRODUCT DOESN'T WORK.
I'M SORRY TO SAY THIS PRODUCT DID NOT REPEL RED OR GRAY SQUIRRELS, AT ALL.Response From Havahart®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for providing this feedback! We are sorry to hear the desired results were not seen! How long has the product been applied? It may take a few days to a few weeks to see results as this product is a conditioning agent. Through multiple exposures to the product, the squirrels learn to stay away from the treated area as it irritates their mouth, paws and nose.
We hope this information was helpful! For the best results, we recommend allowing more time if the product has only been applied for a few days. However, we want you to be satisfied with your purchase! This product is covered by a 30 day return policy and a one year warranty with a copy of the purchase receipt. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for further help.
Review Ratecritter ridder sprayer on the 32 fl. Oz.
It works but the problem is the sprayer does not operate like it suppose to do. in the last year I had to put another sprayer on the container or pour it in another container with a sprayer to use it.
Review RateThis is not the right peppers apparently
Our squirrel did not pay any attention to this stuff. Climbed right back on the bird feeder as if we did nothing. Sprayed the bird feeder and the pole as instructed. It went right back up.Response From Havahart®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for the time taken to provide this feedback. We apologize for the experience and are happy to help.
This product is a conditioning agent that will repel through multiple exposures over time. We recommend keeping the application down for several weeks to allow time for the animals to become repelled.
Feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) with any additional questions.
Review RateDoesn't work
It repels armadillos, raccoons, porcupines, groundhogs, etc. according to the label. I bought it for squirrels but it seems they've built up a resistance to it since they keep on coming back. They even came the next day and many times after that no matter how many times I've sprayed.Response From Havahart®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience. This product is a conditioning agent, which means it trains the animal to stay away from the treated area through multiple exposures to the product over a period of time. It is not an instantaneous solution and may take several weeks to be effective.
Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) with any questions or for additional assistance.