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My Critter Catcher

Long-Handled Insect Grabber Sample

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Reviews (4.5 out of 5 Grommets)

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works great!

2/13/2019 by mike

Bought it for my bug-a-phobe son. He loves it.


Easy to use

12/30/2018 by lena

This humane way to catch insects is very easy to use. The length of the critter catcher handle allows you to stay away from the insect (or allows to reach to a ceiling). The insects are not harmed inside the device and can be set free outside. I have two, so one is always near!


The granddaughters loved it!!

12/26/2018 by Sandra

I got two pink and one green, one for my husband and one for each of my granddaughters. My 7-1/2 year old granddaughters just loved it. My husband didn't try it out so I don't know how he felt about it, however the granddaughters really enjoyed the plastic spider that came with it and picking it up a lot. We will have to wait and see how well it works on real insects and also how long it lasts.


Hooray for humane catch & release

11/11/2018 by helen

We have quite a few spiders living peacefully in our home dining on other insects we don't need to do anything about i.e. use harmful insecticide. For the youngsters this is a wonderful teaching tool, educating and instilling a love and respect for even the lowest on the totem pole.For our college aged niece and her friend, staying with us, it was both initially a terrifying and eventual entertaining game of catch and release (they even had to come downstairs to release...such good sports). This is easy to use and for the spiders I don't pick up by hand (daddy long legs, these I pick up by hand) I use this. Great, great device!!


Love this item

10/14/2018 by Constance

I live in Florida - land of the palmetto bugs. I don't like to pick them up when they are still somewhat alive and I don't like to kill them. I have a dog so can't use bug spray. This item is wonderful. I can dispose of the bugs immediately w/o a problem!


Great Product

10/2/2018 by Charlie

This items works just as advertised, catch and disposal very exact and safe. Only negative is we bought the first catcher for my mother-in-law to use and due to arthritis in her shoulder and hands she can't reach up and squeeze the trigger. However, it works well for her at lower levels when her shoulder isn't extended. As I mentioned we bought a second catcher for me and my wife to use and it is exceptional.


This is a great tool

9/18/2018 by Rhonda

I ordered this item not for moving spiders from inside to outside but to pick up dead bugs (spiders, crickets, large wood roaches) and dispose of them. It makes it so I don't have to pick them up nor sweep into dustpan, which gives me the creeps...Great Product!!


Everyone should have one of these

7/28/2018 by Julie

This thing is never far out of reach in my house. I went from a nice custom home that had a few spiders to a mouse infested fixer upper and this critter catcher never failed. In fact, when I had to grab some mice scampering across the floor, I though for certain it wouldn’t be able to contain them. It did! I got the mice safely outside without a scratch. This has worked for so many different types of bugs and now mice that I’m confident of its safe and effective use on anything I’d rather catch and release than kill.....I wonder if it will catch fish? Perhaps I’ll take it on my next boating excursion. Two thumbs up’s the best gift on the list now.


Love Love Love

7/28/2018 by KNR

I bought this for my daughter, who lives next to a National Forest. You can imagine the critters who visit her house! She said that EVERYONE needs to have one of these Critter Catchers!
The only problem is grabbing a vinegaroon! It's almost too big for this size Critter Catcher, though she managed to nab it eventually.
I am sending one to my other daughter, also!


Love this

7/26/2018 by Suzanne

Catches all kinds of bugs everywhere! You can either put them in the toilet or let them go outside. Either way they're GONE w/out you having to get near them!!!!

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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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