My Critter Catcher

Long-Handled Insect Grabber Sample

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Great product!

8/8/2016 by Sheryl

This is a wonderful product! I've already had to catch a few spiders and release them. They appear to be unharmed and scurry off into the grass when I release them. I've captured spiders of various sizes from small to quite large (as large as the fun plastic spider included in the package!). Thank you for this invention. I now feel better about relocating these spiders without fear of smashing them with the edge of a cup.


This thing works so slick!

8/8/2016 by Karen

We don't have a lot of bugs in the Pacific Northwest, but we do have some mongo Wood Spiders. They're big (2+" diameter), they're smart, and they're fast! I bought two Critter Catchers (one for upstairs, one for down), and now it's almost a pleasure to see a spider (well, ok maybe not quite that), just so I can outsmart them with this really nifty tool! I take them far out into the yard, where hopefully, they won't find their way back. Plus, it also gently picks up the quick little crickets and pesky flies. I would highly recommend the Critter Catcher to anyone who hates to kill, but also hates to share their house with bugs!


This works beautifully!

8/8/2016 by Donna

To be honest, I'm not one of those "catch and release" people when it comes to bugs. My problem is high ceilings and taller walls and spiders and scorpions ending up at the very top. This Critter Catcher gives me the extra reach that I need to get these critters before they slide down behind the furniture never to be seen again. Scorpions have been plentiful this year and this tool works great to capture them and dispose of them.


great gadget

8/7/2016 by Pamela

This works just like the description. It was a gift and my friend loves it.


Kindly Escort Insects Outdoors!

8/7/2016 by Diane

I try to never kill any insects or spiders that I find in the house. This tool is very gentle and helps me to reach my small visitors safely without climbing, and escort them back outdoors. I think it is wonderful, and it should be in every household!



8/7/2016 by Gale

Perfect. Bought as present for my daughter. She was so happy when caught her first spider using it and released outside


Works Like Magic!

8/6/2016 by Sharon

I have a bug phobia - alive or dead I don't want to pick up the little critters. This amazing product allows me to scoop them up and redeposit them outside where they belong without ever having to touch them. I'm so glad that I bought it. It works perfectly and I highly recommend it.


Insect grabber

8/6/2016 by Wini

I bought 3 so I could give them as gifts. They are novel as well as useful. The plastic spider that came with the item is fun to use with the grabber.


It works!

8/6/2016 by Randelle

Used it three times the first day. Spiders, camelback crickets (ugh), & a wasp. The wasp got away a few times. It was hard to get a good grip on it because it struggled so mightily, but I persevered and didn't get stung.



8/5/2016 by Robert

Works as advertised

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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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