Works but has few draw backs. On button has a delay from when you push it til it actually starts working. Also you have to basically have the bug in the tube against something before you turn it on otherwise no suction is produced.
This is a bit smaller than I needed, about 12" tube. But it's decent for the price. Maybe a longer tube for bugs that are flying higher
Purchased this July 2018 and so far it's working pretty good. I have a chameleon and detest bugs but I love my green dinosaur and his main course meal is crickets. This Gadget makes feeding my dinosaur an ease.
It's rechargeable so that safes me money on batteries. It's suction power is good enough to pick up at least 15 crickets on one try. It can pick up more at a time but it can be tricky to keep those guys in the tube.
Only thing I dislike about this Gadget, it's power button is a bit stiff so you have to press hard to get it going.
Well built little thing, but it just doesn't suck very hard. Have to almost push the spider off the wall before it'll catch him.
This is truly "Meh." I got this because it was the best version of the cheapest type of a stick vacuum i could find. But of course you do get what you pay for. This feels cheap like something you'd get at the dollar store. The motor is incredibly LOUD! I can already tell i'm going to avoid using it just for that reason. Also, instead of having an on and off switch you have to hold your thumb on the button for several seconds before it turns on, and then you have to keep holding the button down in order to keep the vacuum going. dumb. It does suck up little, dry things well enough. I also did a few quick catch-and-releases... a bumble bee, a stink bug, and a fly, all trapped on my porch... freedom! A slightly longer/narrower tube would be an improvement, as would a slightly quieter motor and an "on" button that stays on til you turn it off so you're free to focus on getting the bugs in the hole.
After a couple of weeks of light but very effective use, the device would not turn off. so I let the battery run down then sent it back for a refund. I tnen bought a manual device.
Did not seem to come with instructions and I thought it needed batteries. Got it figured out overnight. The suction is pretty weak and it cannot catch a moving fly. You Tube would have loved my attempts at that. It cannot override the traction a live fly has on a window or surface. Perhpaps if you could surround the fly with the tube you might but, no fly is sitting still for that. It is really handy for getting dead flies out of those cracks in the windowsill or in a couple of my lamps which seem to be death traps for them.Put your hand in front of it and see the suction. When picking up dead bugs, you can get maybe 3 at a time if you can come in from the side -otherwise dead bug #1 falls out. Still I would recommend it for getting into tight corners to pick up dead bugs. I suspect it would also pick up that cat hair fluff that floats out from under something after you have vacuumed the whole room and put the vacuum away. But I think that would ruin the motor so I'm resisting.
This hasn't worked for us much at all. Having gone after 6 insects so far (4 spiders and 2 silverfish) i only caught one silverfish and that was with the possibility of smashing it because it was large and i couldn't suck it in unless it was surrounded by the nozzle. And the spiders so far have been lightweight, e.g. daddy long legs (thank goodness) but easily able to avoid the vacuum. the suction simply isn't strong enough to work on the crawlers. I'm really disappointed because i'd done my research. I hate to feel obligated to shell out $100 just for my son's (and my own) peace of mind. And I really don't want to use pesticides. I'm at a loss, but I can say that I don't recommend this product.