Best used for:Critter Ridder® Motion-Activated Animal Repellent & Sprinkler Defend your property from animal damage with the Critter Ridder® Motion-Activated Animal Repellent & Sprinkler. This unique electronic repelling device uses a built-in sensor to detect motion and effectively frighten away nuisance critters with startling bursts of water. The compact design and subtle green coloring allow this device to blend seamlessly into any landscape. In addition to providing humane repelling power, it can also be used as a sprinkler for watering your lawn or garden.Quick and Simple Installation For your convenience, the Critter Ridder® Motion-Activated Animal Repellent & Sprinkler is easy to set up. Just follow these simple steps to get it up and running.
Provides 24/7 Monitoring Critter Ridder®’s infrared sensor seeks animal heat and movement day and night. Every time that it detects a passing animal, the device releases a startling surge of water for approximately 5 seconds to scare the invader away. This conditions potentially destructive critters to avoid your property, keeping your gardens, ponds and home safe.Multiple Settings Offer Flexibility To ensure you get exactly the protection you want, the Critter Ridder® Motion-Activated Repellent has 4 available setting on the sensitivity dial, ranging from least to most sensitive. In addition, the sprinkler head features a distance dial so you can adjust the range of the spray – up to 100 feet (depending on conditions). Use these dials to determine how far and what size critters you want your device to see.Use as a Sprinkler Not only does this unit work for protecting your yard from nuisance animals, but it can also be used to water your lawn or garden. Simply turn the sensitivity knob to the “Sprinkler” setting to enable a continuous spray. Once the area has sufficient water, use the knob to turn the unit off or revert to a motion setting.A Safer Alternative to Traditional Chemical Repellents This motion-activated repellent deters animals using only water (just 2 to 3 cups per spray!), making it environmentally friendly and great for your lawn. Not only is a water sprinkler repellent safer than applying chemicals, but it’s also more efficient and economical as there is no need for continuous reapplication.Critter Ridder® Motion-Activated Repellent Product Details Do you want to know more helpful details about the Motion-Activated Animal Repellent? Take a closer look at the in-depth specifications for this product. Complete Product Details »
- Connect all four pieces of the unit by screwing them together. Then insert 2 AA batteries (not included) into the battery compartment.
- Turn the sensitivity knob to setting 4. Move hand across the sensor until the valve clicks. You will hear another click approximately 5 seconds later. Once the valve clicks the second time, the unit is working properly.
- Stake the unit into the ground wherever you’d like to repel animals and adjust the range as necessary.
- Attach a standard garden hose to the connector. Test the device to make sure the sensor detects your movement at the selected range.
Critter Ridder® Motion-Activated Animal Repellent Model # 5277 Batteries Required 2 AA Batteries (not included) Sensitivity Settings OFF, 1, 2, 3, 4, Sprinkler Detection Range Up to 100 ft Spray Range Up to 35 ftLearn More About Humane Animal Control At times, nuisance animal problems can seem like a never-ending battle. But, believe it or not, you can get the upper hand. Understanding your invader – their habits and preferences – is the first step of successful control. Check out some of our helpful resources to find out more about humane animal control.Our Guarantee Your satisfaction with our products is our top priority. Havahart® stands behind the quality of Critter Ridder® Motion-Activated Repellent with a 2-year manufacturer's warranty. If for any reason you have any issues with this product in that time, please call us at (855) 542-8242 so we can assist you.About Havahart® Havahart® has been a trusted name in wildlife control solutions for over 70 years. Since our early beginnings, we have prided ourselves on delivering caring control methods for wildlife by offering live animal traps, conscientious animal repellents and safe electronic solutions. We design every product with the consumer and wildlife in mind. From beginners to experts, Havahart® has the solutions you need. More About Havahart®»
Critter Ridder® Motion-Activated Animal Repellent Model # 5277 Dimensions 10.75" x 5.69" x 4" Weight 5.75 lb Batteries Required 2 AA Batteries (not included) Sensitivity Settings OFF, 1, 2, 3, 4, Sprinkler Detection Range Up to 100 ft Spray Range Up to 35 ft Materials Plastic, metal Animals
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateSo far so good BUT......
Assembly and setup was pretty straightforward and initial abbreviated testing was ok but the product literature does not clearly show how to adjust the spray coverage limiters. A call to customer support on this did not resolve the issue. I do not want to force any of the limiter plastic parts to avoid damaging them so would appreciate more detailed instruction on setting the limiters to widen the spray angle. Please advise.Response From Havahart®Jules : Consumer Relations Representative
Our products are produced at a high quality of standard. Adjusting the product as instructed should not result in any damage to the product. If you have any further questions, we are more than happy to help at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242)
Review RateSensitivity settings suck!
Pretty lame at best. I'm hoping it will deter the cat that keeps crapping in my new soil in my planter. In testing I've found it matters not which setting I use 1 or 4, each one is the same. Cars go by it goes off, my neighbors walk by it goes off but I care about the neighbors cat so I'll see how it goes but review from now? It sucks.Response From Havahart®Jules : Consumer Relations Representative
We're sorry to hear about your experience so far! For any troubleshooting assistance, our Customer Relations Team is more than happy to help! Give us a call at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242)
Review RateJury still out
Jury is still out. Detection "eye" seems to be overly sensitive even when turned down. Directions on adjusting the unit were non-existent. It came apart at threaded joints and had to be put back together. I think I've got it working after decreasing the water pressure and the eye sensitivity. Not enough time to evaluate its effectiveness yet.Response From Havahart®Jules : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! This product should not come apart when working with it and we have passed your comments along to our Product Managers. Thank you for bringing this to our attention! If you have any additional questions or concerns, feel free to give us a call at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242)
Review RateEXCELLENT DEER DETERANT
The Havahart "CRITTER RIDDER MOTION ACTIVATED REPELLENT & SPRINKLER" has done a superb job of saving my yard plants. The improvements are excellent, in particular the ability to shut the unit off. The only minor issue I am experience that the deer will kick the unit and break the sprinkler head-off. My plants are safe and are doing very well. Thanks, your loyal customer. Alex
Review RateDoes work
I bought this so the neigbor cats would stop pooping in my flower beds and it is working but the sprayer keeps going off every few minutes during the day and at night when there is nothing walking in front of it. I have it on setting 1 hoping this would help and it has not. I keep trying to move or tilt it and wondering if the water from the sprayer is dripping down in front of the sensor? Afraid of what my water bill will be. Any advise to make this stop?Response From Havahart®Jules : Consumer Relations Representative
We're happy to hear that this product is effective when it comes to repelling animals, and we'd love to hear more about your experience. Our Customer Relations Team are more than happy to help troubleshoot your motion-activated repellent & sprinkler. Give us a call at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242)
Review RateDecent repellent for deer
I bought two that do a decent job of chasing deer. Difficult to adjust angle and max. height of spray. Prone to small leaks.
Review RateGood news, bad news.
I have older versions of this product and find the current smaller, less expensive model to be improved in several ways, but I also have a complaint. I like that it has a turn off feature on the sensitivity knob. I also like that the hose connection is on the stake rather than on on body of the unit. However, the stake that came with the unit has a hose connection that is such a poor casting, I could not get it to stop leaking. Fortunately, I had a stake with a similar hose connection from a Rainbird lawn sprinkler that I was able to substitute. Without the ability to change the hose connection, I would have had to return the product. It dose change the behavior of deer with regular use. My hosta plants are untouched!
Review Rate3 on scale of 1-10
This product has a really good sensor. BUT it only has about a 20 degree spray of water, which means that the critter would have to come nearly straight at it before it would be sprayed. If there were about 90 degrees or more of spray, the product would be worth the expense.Response From Havahart®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We are very sorry for this experience! Depending on the weather and environment, this product has a detection angle of approximately 75 degrees and will spray up to 60 feet. We recommend adjusting the spray coverage limiters to adjust the range covered by the sprinkler head.
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.
Review RateIt's OK
since using the Critter Ridder I've have little or no issue with deer in my vegetable garden. The deer have moved on to the Hosta's and Other plants in front of the house. I do find some issues with the hand secured connections leaking. Also the electric eye is sometimes temperamental and it won't pick up something at a distance and at an angle. The batteries seem to wear out quicker than I would expect
Bought three of them. Hooked up hose and water is coming out the quick connect connection...duh... Why doesn't this come with a cap that blocks it when you are not using a quick connect?! I'm sure that cap would cost Havahart 3 cents to produce and include it in the package?! Rediculous!Response From Havahart®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for providing this feedback! We are sorry for this experience. If the Quick Connect Hose Adapter is not needed, simply unscrew it from the spike and attach the hose in the same location. The other side of the spike includes a cap to prevent leaking.
We hope this information was helpful! 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.