Long-Handled Insect Grabber

By My Critter Catcher

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This handheld bug catcher is easy on both you and multi-legged or winged insects. Its 25-inch handle keeps any such critter at arm’s length. Squeeze and release the handle to surround and trap it—soft interior bristles won’t harm the bug, while heavier outer ones help keep it inside. Release the handle to set the bug free.

  • Materials: Housing: plastic; Bristles: Nylon Fiber
  • Unique dual-bristled system humanely catches and releases insects
  • Easy to use catch and release trigger
  • Features long-reaching 25.5” arm
  • For indoor or outdoor use
  • Great for catching spiders, wasps, bees, crickets, cockroaches, beetles, grasshoppers, scorpions, and other types of insects
  • Made in China
  • Dimensions: 26" x 5.5" x 2.5"
  • Weight: 1 lb.

119 Reviews (4.5 out of 5 Grommets)

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Easy to use


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!More > < Less


The granddaughters loved it!!


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.More > < Less


Hooray for humane catch & release


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!!More > < Less


Love this item


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!More > < Less


Great Product


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.More > < Less

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The tool for spider lovers and haters alike.

About My Critter Catcher

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.