Critter Ridder® Motion-Activated Animal Repellent & Sprinkler

Model #: 5277

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  • 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

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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.
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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

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Most Recent Customer Reviews

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Review posted on
July 30, 2020
Not very robust in terms of longevity. By Rob
Worked great out of the box, but after approx. 16 months all three of the units have failed (i.e., motion sensor stopped working). :(
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Review posted on
May 16, 2020
good idea, not great on durability By Bradley
Initially a great product. I used it for 3 months last year to keep the deer and the neighbors cat away. Worked well. I went to use it this year, only to find it squirted once and stopped working. New batteries, still nothing, not even the clicking sound when motion senor is activated. I suspect the sensor is broken. I contacted Havahart and they responded quickly. Havahart suggested I'd have to replace the unit, but since the one year warranty was over, I'd have to buy another. No thanks. Great idea but this one didn't last long.
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Review posted on
February 24, 2020
Worked as advertised By S

Worked great for keeping the dogs off the lawn while we were reseeding. Thank you.

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Review posted on
January 21, 2020
Great improvements and good quality! By Beekeeper

I like the improvement/redesign of the Spray away system, especially the "off" setting. One cautionary note, one must check the connection frequently because over time the connections start to loosen up and could create a significant water bill. I was fortunate to check the system weekly due to other deer issues. Other then that caution the new redesigned system works very well and the deer are kept away.

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Review posted on
December 11, 2019
Does the Job By Emily

I needed the Critter Ridder to chase away pigeons that eat my winter rye grass seed and vegetable garden seeds and it does a great job. I had a previous model, but the motion sensor quit working. Havahart replaced it, sending me a new one without any hassle, which was really appreciated.

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Review posted on
October 30, 2019
GOOD UNIT By james


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Review posted on
September 27, 2019
Works amazingly well By Brent

So here’s the story. These things are absolutely incredible and have saved my lawn in an area where raccoons will destroy the entire garden in a week. My only complaint is that the quality isn’t fabulous and they do break down every now and then but the truth of the matter is… At $80 each they have probably saved me Thousands on lawn and garden repair.

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Review posted on
September 7, 2019
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this product and I have recommended it to numerous people By kathryn

We live in rural No. Ca. I purchased the Motion Activated repellent & sprinkler in the spring this year. The birds were going crazy in our 2 cherry trees. I set up the sprinkler and the birds left. We never saw any raccoons or bear either, like we usually do. We harvested more cherries than we could imagine. As fruits in the garden were ripening, plums, nectarines, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and pears, I moved the sprinkler to that area. This is a bountiful year for our garden. Next in line is the fig tree. We never get the figs before the birds. . but this year will be different.

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Review posted on
August 6, 2019
Super By Anon. - Bramalea

Great product, great service - thx!

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Review posted on
July 31, 2019
Poor quality By Bobby

Bought one of theses and it has been replaced twice for numerous problems. The new one is having issues going off by itself with nothing moving

Response From Havahart®
Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative

We're sorry to hear about this. If the unit is spraying with no target identifiable, we recommend reducing the sensitivity. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for assistance, we're happy to help!

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Q&A there a setting to drive away deer that won't bother my dog? or are they the same setting?

There is not a setting that would activate for deer and not a dog.

Q.Can multiple sprinklers be connected together?

Yes, multiple units can be connected together.

Q.Wow, I am not impressed with a 30 day guarantee, but can you tell me once the unit is triggered how long it stays on?

The unit will activate for a few seconds to startle the animal away from the area.

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