Fascinations Spider Catcher Bug Remover
Cruelty-Free Spider/Insect Catcher.
Ideal for removing all household spiders and insects.
You don’t have to squash insects anymore, now you can simply catch and release them outside.
No more mess, no more fuss.
Insect catcher with eco-safe and easily cleaned bristles.
- Fascinations designs product to illustrate many magical aspects of our world
- Ideal for removing all household spiders and insects
- Do not squash insects anymore, now you can catch and release them outside
- No more mess, no more fuss
3 thoughts on “Fascinations Spider Catcher Bug Remover”
The right tool for the job. This product is very unique. There are generally two other types of non-harming bug catching devices I’ve seen: 1) a vacuum of some sort which sucks them into a chamber, or 2) a manual door mechanism that you can use to trap and lock them into a jar. But this product is different. As you can see from the picture, it uses tiny plastic hairs to grip the bug just tight enough so that the bug can’t escape, yet not too tight that it would injure the bug.I’ve used all three types of devices, and I have to say this one is absolutely my favorite. It works well for most bugs. And I’m amazed at the fact that the bugs don’t get injured from it.I bought this product back in October of 2010, so I’ve had it a little over a year now. In that time, I’ve used it successfully on spiders, roaches, moths, mosquitoes, beetles, centipedes, millipedes, crickets, grasshoppers, tiny lizards, and other bugs. It has worked more or less perfectly on all of them.What was really amazing to me was that it worked on moths. Moths are so delicate that I would think the device would break or puncture their wings and legs, but it doesn’t. I can literally catch a moth as it is taking off from the wall or ceiling, escort it out, and release it unharmed. It will fly away right as I’m releasing it. Amazing.One other thing about this device is that it has a little cup on it. That serves two purposes. First, it covers the plastic hairs for when you store the device, keeping the “dirty” part from touching other things and allowing you to store it with the handle upwards so you can quickly grab it by the handle. Second, it can be used as a temporary container for dropping bugs into. I’ve done that many times. Most bugs can’t climb out of it once you drop them into it, and it can help when you see the bug is getting loose and may get out of the trap. It can also be educational for children and adults, because you can drop the bug into the clear container and look at them.I’ve never had a case where the bug was harmed by this device. And I’ve only had a couple cases where the device wasn’t able to catch the bug due to the bug slipping out. I think those two times it was with roaches, but most of the time it has worked on roaches. It never fails for spiders. Though, I’ve never tried it on large spiders like tarantulas.On fast moving bugs, it may take a couple tries before you can catch them. You have about a 4 to 5 inch diameter area with which you can catch the bug. So the bug may easily be able to run away before you are able to get it into position. If you’re panicking, it’s tempting just shove the device right at the bug before releasing the trigger to squeeze down on it, but doing that will just mean that 1) the plastic hairs will get wedged up against the surface and won’t be able to close, and 2) you could be skewering or squishing the bug, which defeats the purpose of this device. So it may take some practice, some composure, and a little patience at first. Most people should figure it out almost instantly, I think.If you have a fear of bugs or anxiety of any sort, the greatest part of this device is that it has a long pole attached to it. That keeps the bugs far away from you. Other types of devices require you to get up right close to the bugs, and that can be a problem for those of you with anxieties. I’ve never once seen any bug be able to get up onto the pole and walk up it to where I am. That just isn’t going to happen.Oh, also I’ve had some trouble using it in corners. It’s best used on flat surfaces, like the middle of a wall or the ceiling. If you try to use it on a corner, it won’t work at all. Corners prevent the plastic hairs from expanding and contracting properly, so you won’t be able to catch the bugs very well in those positions. And to make things worse, many bugs instinctively run for the corners to try to hide. So what I do is to try to catch the bugs before they reach the corners. And if they do get into the corner, I just use the device to gently nudge the bugs out into the open where I can catch them like normal. It’s not a big issue, but it can be frustrating sometimes.Most people just slap bugs or squash them under foot. I never understood this. I grew up in a household where it was common for others to squish bugs on the walls or on the carpet, etc. It seemed gross to me then, and it’s still gross. When you squish bugs like that, it leaves a terrible mess for someone to have to clean up. And I find that the person who actually does squish the bug is rarely the person who cleans it up! So the dead bug splatters often just sat there for weeks or months. Honestly, why? I don’t get why people think this is okay and why it has become an acceptable habit.I’m also a vegan, by the way. I don’t intentionally harm bugs. But even before I became a vegan, I wouldn’t want to harm bugs, either. I don’t see the…
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