Original Critter Gitter Instructions



Amtek's Critter Gitter® (sometimes called the Critter Getter) keeps both wild and domestic animals away from people and property. The Critter Gitter uses heat and motion detectors to sense animals as they approach a protected area. The Critter Gitter uses high-pitched sounds and bright flashing lights to deter animal intruders, then it resets to prepare for the next intrusion. 

  • Horn emits 120-decibel sound for approximately 15 seconds.

  • A different sound is generated each time unit is tripped

  • Two High-Intensity Lights (simulating eyes) flash during alarm cycle

  • Composite Lens detects body heat and motion within a 90 Degree radius and up to 40 Feet away

  • Self-powered by standard 9V battery (Included)

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It comes with a plastic bag that can be placed over the device if it can get wet. If you do not protect the Critter Gitter from water, the warranty is void.

The bag has holes punched in it to allow external temperatures to match internal temperatures and help prevent condensation inside the bag.

Because the holes are punched near the closure, we recommend making the bag opening at the bottom of the device and not sealing it.

Here is an example of the Wrong way to mount this device:

There is no Waterproofing bag protecting this Critter Gitter!
This device most likely won't last beyond the 1st rain.