Critter Ridder® Motion-Activated Animal Repellent & Sprinkler

Model #: 5277

12 reviews
0 5 3.4

Reward Points with My Account


  • Repels nuisance animals such as dogs, raccoons, opossums and more
  • Releases a startling surge of water to scare animals away
  • Infrared sensor detects animal heat and movement within a range of up to 100 feet
  • Metal spike allows for easy placement anywhere on your lawn or garden
  • Continuous spray setting allows for use as a sprinkler unit
  • Eco-friendly design – Uses only 2-3 cups of water per spray

  Buy this item in Canada »

Cannot Ship To: PR
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.
Safe Release Live Animal Cage Trap
quick simple installation
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.
  1. Connect all four pieces of the unit by screwing them together. Then insert 2 AA batteries (not included) into the battery compartment.
  2. 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.
  3. Stake the unit into the ground wherever you’d like to repel animals and adjust the range as necessary.
  4. Attach a standard garden hose to the connector. Test the device to make sure the sensor detects your movement at the selected range.
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.
Monitoring 24-7
Multiple settings
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.
Use as a sprinkler
a safer alternative
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 »
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 ft
Learn 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®»
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead and lead compounds, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to
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
  • Birds
  • Cats
  • Chipmunks
  • Deer
  • Dogs
  • Groundhogs
  • Opossums
  • Rabbits
  • Raccoons
  • Skunks
  • Squirrels

Disclaimer: Havahart does not endorse any information contained in product reviews. Please follow all label instructions for your specific use.

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Review Rate
Review posted on
July 17, 2018
Great deer deterrent By Timap1

I had deer constantly destroying my tomato plants and since using Critter Ridder haven’t had any deer trouble whatsoever. I have two units and one has some minor sprinkler problems but other than that they continue to work well. Quite a few false triggers but since they use little water doesn’t seem to be a big problem. Just don’t forget they are out there because you will get a breif shower!

Review Rate
Review posted on
July 13, 2018
Excellent/effective deer replent! By Beekeeper

The motion-activated sprinkler is very effective in keep deer away from my bushes that they love to eat and kill. The newer design with an 'off 'button is an excellent improvement.

Review Rate
Review posted on
July 11, 2018
outrageous poor quality. Now QC sticker on box or device. Likely greymarket knockoff By Disappointed Dam Inspector

bought one today. Easy to assemble and impossible to set sensitivity. Every setting except off and sprinkle turn on and off randomly at every temperature. I do believe it is made with defective Christmas light circuits. The longest time off is 90 seconds, then the valve is back on for 5 with some random few to many seconds before reopening valve. True no critters hung around, probably afraid of the swamp mud and quicksand the ridiculous device was making in sort test with the water on. Leave the water off and the eventually they get used to the loud constant random valve open and close noise.. Cheap plastic male hose quick connect came screwed in much tighter than finger tight. No one has the female quick connect that matches it. Maybe they hoped I would buy it and never get around to actually getting water running through it.

Response From Havahart®
Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative


We are very sorry to hear of this unusual experience and would like to learn more about what is occurring! For further assistance, please contact us directly. Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242). We want you to be satisfied with your purchase and would like to make this right!

Review Rate
Review posted on
July 8, 2018
Great results By Frank

I have been using for several weeks now with excellent success. I have a ground hog who hasn’t entered my garden since. Seems to be working with chipmunks too.

Review Rate
Review posted on
June 20, 2018
Great product. By George

Critter Ritter has worked great for me. The only time I have a problem is when I turn it off and forget to turn it back on. I have very tasty Hosta plants and I have had no damage since I installed the critter Ritter

Review Rate
Review posted on
June 18, 2018
Good product but BE AWARE of repair policies that put your garden at risk! By johankahl

I recently purchased Critter Ridder Motion Activated Animal Repellant & Sprinkler and it worked very well. But it was missing a spray coverage limiter. A small plastic piece that controls the angle of spray (you need two of them). When I called the manufacturer to ask them to send me a new one, they required me to send back the original unit. I bought the product because a raccoon family had destroyed 22 plants in one night! And it kept them away the next night. I told the company that if I sent the entire unit back to them, I'd need to buy another one right away to prevent lots of plants being destroyed over the next week, before they will ship me out the part (a tiny piece of soft plastic). I told them without protection, I'd suffer lots of damage until they shipped the replacement until back to me. They said "that's our policy". If the store does not open one of their boxes to give me the missing part, I will be stuck with an item that sprays for 320 degrees around, which sprays all the furniture. Be warned that if anything goes wrong, you will lose the protection of what you purchased for a week or more, and your garden will be once again, vulnerable.

Response From Havahart®
Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative


Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback! We are very sorry to hear the sprinkler arrived missing a part. This product is covered by a 30 day return policy and a two year warranty. We are happy to resolve this for you, however the unit will need to be returned before a replacement can be shipped.

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 Rate
Review posted on
June 8, 2018
Great product By Lrickjr7

This product does the trick. We had a raccoon that would eat the pet’s food while we were not around. Since I started using this unit there is no sign of it.

Review Rate
Review posted on
June 5, 2018
Great. Would highly recommend for performance and price By Stokes

The critter ridder was a great surprise. I had a couple spray away motion sprinklers and was hesitant to order another from Havahart since I needed to add a different sprinkler head to the spray away and the sensitivity was irratic. The Critter Ridder came with a great sprinkler head and the sensitivity is great. If you have rabbit or deer preblems this one really works. With the four levels of sensitivity you can match your needs.

Review Rate
Review posted on
May 29, 2018
instructions By fu

Worst possible instructions, settings do not work properly first time and lost time buyer

Response From Havahart®
Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative

We are very sorry to hear that your experience with this trap did not reflect our standard of producing high quality products. Your satisfaction with your purchase is important to us! We would like to learn more about what is occurring and provide further assistance. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242). We are happy to help!

Review Rate
Review posted on
May 24, 2018
Great device. Does it's job well. By Stu

Great device. The cat that was bothering mine, no longer comes around. The Critter Rider did the job it was intended to do. The use as a sprinkler is limited by the movable span clip. The clip is preset for distance and can not be adjusted like most sprinklers, otherwise good guality.

Read All Reviews (12) Write a Review
Q.Can this particular model be purchased in a stores in Oklahoma City? I have checked around and while your web page says they can be purchased at Ace, Amazon, Bass Pro and Home Depot I do not see this model in those stores. Thank you

While these retailers carry our products in general, we do not have information on what specific products they have in stock. If the repellent cannot be found locally, it can be purchased from our website directly.

Q.If you have chickens and a predator killing them, would it work to keep the killer away or would you not recommend it for free range chicken protection?

This product will effectively repel nuisance animals such as dogs, raccoons, opossums and more. You can definitely try this repellent as a method of protection for your chickens. The product is backed by a 30 day return policy with a copy of the purchase receipt.

Q.can you control WHERE it sprays? I see that you can control the DISTANCE, but i want to know if you can limit the area where it sprays, or if it sprays water in every direction (360 degrees)

This product has spray coverage limiters that can be adjusted to spray certain areas.

Ask Your Own Question
  • Yes, sign me up for an eNewsletter subscription so that I can receive information about products, enhanced services, exclusive sales and other special offers.

  • Reload captcha

* Required Fields

You may also be interested in the following product(s)


Curious About Your Critters?

Visit the Havahart® learning center to learn more about the critters that surround you, including general facts,
suggested control options and more.

Learn More »