My Critter Catcher

Long-Handled Insect Grabber Sample

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Bug catcher really works!

8/16/2016 by mary jane

The bug catcher really works well. We've caught and released to the wild a couple of spiders. It was easy and the spiders were no worse for wear. We love it. We also bought one for our daughter-in-law who really is afraid of bugs, spiders in particular. We hope she loves it too.


It really works!

8/16/2016 by Debbie

I bought this as a joke for my daughter who is not a fan of insects sharing her apartment. Her apartment is on the second floor of our house and she always called her dad to deal with it. I guess I bought this for him as well as her! Anyway, it's fantastic! She can "deal" with the little critters all by herself now. (The fake spider is a great touch!)
Thanks very much!!


critter catcher

8/16/2016 by robin

I actually bought this for my grandson who loves bugs, even spiders. he also has some toy bugs he loves using this tool to pick them up with and it works great. then one morning, I found a huge spider in my tub. I grabbed the critter catcher and was able to safely remove the spider and let him loose outside...and that's what it's all about!


Really good bug catcher

8/12/2016 by James

This thing is brilliant. Bugs seem to not be able to see it coming because it's claws are clear plastic. Once you close on them, they can't get out, but they are also not harmed. Then you open a door or window, hold it outside, squeeze the grip, it opens and off they go. I've removed moths without harming a wing which is saying something considering how delicate moths are. Great design, well made, and really works.


Great idea

8/11/2016 by Susan

I bought this for my husband. He absolutely loves it and goes around the house capturing bugs and releasing them outside.


Save the Spide!

8/10/2016 by Barb

I will say that several spiders in my house benefited from this invention. It really works.


Even better than expected!

8/9/2016 by Helen

I was a bit dubious about this because it sounded too good to be true. Would is securely capture insects? (Yes) Would it injure them before I could release them? (No) I've captured flying insects (even a housefly!) and spiders and this thing works great! Get it!


Great idea for creepy crawlers.

8/9/2016 by Darr

I bought this for my daughter who goes freaky when she sees ANY bug or spider. When I gave it to her, her comment was "does it come with a LONGER pole"? She uses it all the time. Thanks to the person who came up with this item!!!


Never kill a bug

8/9/2016 by Kathleen

I never kill a bug. I am waiting for my first insect to grab. I bought one for my husband too, because he calls me to evict any bugs. Perhaps he will evict them himself now. The Grabber looks well made and should make the job easier.


It really WORKS!

8/9/2016 by Connie

This is an amazing tool. I bought one for my daughter too since we share our fear of spiders. I don't like to even get close enough to smash one. Also caught a centipede yesterday who came inside on a lifevest. He is now relocated OUTSIDE.

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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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