All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy!
Does seeing bugs or spiders inside the house make you cringe, run away, or even scream? But does the idea of killing a living creature that’s just trying to survive fill you with guilt?
Well, now there’s My Critter Catcher, a tool that can help you send the little monsters on their merry way without you having to actually approach them.
It’s based on the idea of those grasping tools that are designed for people with limited mobility, but instead of grips at the end of the tool, there is a soft-brush sort of scoop.
When you see a spider or other insect roaming about the house, all you need to do is place the scoop over the little guy and pull the trigger, gently trapping it inside the scoop. Take it outside, open up the brushes and off the spider or bug goes, still alive and free. All without you having to get anywhere near it!
Not sure, exactly how it works? Don’t worry, there’s a demonstration video with the young and the old showing us how convenient and eco-friendly the tool is.
While watching the video, I found myself asking how they got the bugs to stay still long enough to slip the tool over them. In my house, no matter how quickly I try to scoop up bug (or to be more honest, flatten it with a paper towel — I’m more of a survival of the fittest type), they always seem to see me coming and get out of the way before I get to them.
Thanks to my high school friend Cathy for posting this on Facebook (although the video was a different one, with a manly-man saving a woman from certain death-by-spider — I didn’t post that one because honestly who wants to see such rampant sexism?).