My Critter Catcher

Long-Handled Insect Grabber Sample

Reviews (4.5 out of 5 Grommets)

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a faulty catch

10/14/2016 by Laura

I gave this as a gift to a friend who is afraid of spiders. He reports, "The spider gun tends to kill the spider. A glass Jar and a piece of thin cardboard seems to keep the spider alive better."


Not Useful

8/9/2016 by John

It wouks fone on the included plastoc test spider on a flat surface, but not with real critters that are smaller and hamg out in corners.


The jury is still out

8/4/2016 by Debbie

I was excited about this product (even purchased 2 to gift one). So far I have only had the opportunity to use on a small spider & had a very difficult time capturing it. When I finally fid I think I may have injured it. I am still hopefull & looking forward to the opportunity to capture & release a wasp (which was the primary reason for my purchase)


Great idea ! - why is shipping so high ?

7/23/2016 by Sanjeev

Ground Shipping to CA is $9.72. Is that an error ?


Didn’t work

2/24/2019 by Monica

This was very disappointing! Was so looking forward to not having to deal with palmetto bugs here in Florida ! While trying to grab them , the bugs would run right through the bristles. Back to looking for a way to get them out without getting near them!



9/2/2018 by Darlene

The handle broke the first time I used it. I had to run for the bug spray.


Cute But Disappointly Cheap

1/29/2018 by John

Cute and it actually worked until the handle fell apart. Incredibly and disappointingly cheap construction when compared to other Grommet products. Used it for the first time and the handle came apart. I was able to reassemble the handle (I hope properly), but the critter escaped and disappeared. Since I've already cut up the box for recycling I won't even attempt a return; now I'll be careful with future Grommet products.


Never. Gotten one yet

12/4/2017 by Robert

Well, maybe one. Toss small or weak. Maybe if it’s the right size.



12/2/2017 by S

I was so excited about this item, but the only thing that I managed to successfully catch was the plastic spider that came with it. Any live bug just skittered right out. It was a terrible waste of $ which is very unusual given my other experiences with Grommet.


No good

3/23/2017 by Robert

Tried it half dozen times and the only result is making critter run and hide. Tried it in cockroaches, ear wigs, stink bug. I may have caught a spider once but others got away. The tips are too weak to grasp anything.

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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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