My Critter Catcher

Long-Handled Insect Grabber Sample

Reviews (4.5 out of 5 Grommets)

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Looks goofy, but IT WORKS!

8/4/2016 by Karen

We have a "bug" vacuum that was never charged when we had a critter that I did not want to live with.

Me leaping around swinging a rolled up magazine did not go well for the light fixtures, the walls or me.

Glad I tried this clever invention. It really works. Was afraid it would hurt delicate spiders, but they have all emerged outside with all their parts.

I highly recommend this Grabber.


What a great idea!!

8/4/2016 by Patricia

Purchased one for me and two as gifts .. for those who are squeamish or simply don't want to kill anything!!! Thank you!


My life saver!

8/4/2016 by Cynthia

This gadget is my life saver! It works like a charm, so simple to use. I bought one for myself & one for my son's family. Such a clever idea. Love it!


Hey! It really works!

8/4/2016 by Joy

I purchased three critter catchers, one for me and for each of my daughters. They are marvelous! I'm sure the bugs appreciate a safe escape to the outdoors rather than being squashed and thrown away!!
Wish I had this years ago!


Great buy

8/4/2016 by Joanne

This grabber is great for spiders, it really does catch them effectively. Havent tried it on other bugs yet.


Amazing Device to Catch Insects Humanely!

8/4/2016 by Laurie

I really didn't think it would work - but it does! The outside strands are firmer than the inside ones, and I can grab a bug and safely carry it outside to release it : ) And the handle is long enough so that I don't shiver in fear when I "grab" the bug...yay for this invention!!! Every home should have this!


My wife loves it

8/4/2016 by Rich

My wife doesn't like it when I use spray to get rid of bugs, especially in the house. Getting this for her was wonderful - it really works (so far flies and spiders), is easy, fun, doesn't 'stink up the house' and vives


It works well

8/4/2016 by Kiwara

I'm very happy with this purchase. I've managed several "catch and release" maneuvers this summer. The only failure was an adult centipede, which was too quick for me. I chased it all over the place but could never grab it. Perhaps it was operator error: I'm 65 and don't have the reflexes that I used to. Your results may differ. (I had no such problem with a baby centipede.) I'd definitely buy again.



8/3/2016 by Jimmy

I haven't seen a spider yet but I just caught a huge moth. The moth kept trying to wiggle its wings the whole time I transported it to the yard. Now here is the incredible part, I thought for sure the moth would just do a death spiral to the ground after I released it. But no, it flew away happy as can be :-)

When I was pulling the "catcher" out of its packaging I almost crapped my pants when from the corner of my eye, I saw a giant aggressive spider!!! Okay... It was just a plastic "training" spider but for a split second I thought I was doomed. So, my suggestion is to package a neon colored less menacing training insect.

But seriously great job on the catcher!


Works perfectly!

7/31/2016 by Diane

I get a lot of big moths in my apartment and I always had to use trusty Tupperware to capture them. This works better and is SO EASY! The moth is captured but not harmed in any way and I can just open the door, release it and it flies away. So far haven't needed it for spiders or wasps, but I'm sure I will soon. I hate bugs, cannot squash them, and sometimes it takes forever to catch them. Not with Critter Catcher. Genius idea and doesn't need batteries so it will always work. I love it!

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The My Critter Catcher Story

The tool for spider lovers and haters alike.

A safe distance

Whether you’re deathly afraid of crawly insects or an avid believer in their right to live, this handheld bug catcher is for you.

Squeeze the handle to open the bristles, release to grasp the bug, and squeeze again to free it—somewhere outside, we presume. The firm outer bristles help grip larger bugs (beetles, spiders, and even scorpions). Inside, the soft nylon bristles keep even smaller bugs safe.

With the long handle, you’ll enjoy a comfortable 25-inch distance from the critter. And that length also lends some leeway to grab insects in hard-to-reach spots.

Tony Allen designed My Critter
Catcher for his afraid-of-spiders son. Because spiders are helpful predators who get rid of other pests, Tony wanted a non-harmful way to catch and release.

This invention lets you declare “long live the bugs” and “keep that thing away from me” in one combined sweep.
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