Bug vacuums are the great additions to your adventurous child’s Ant Farm. Also, some of these devices also present us a humane and eco-friendly way of keeping bugs away from our immediate environment. As the name suggests, these units use a vacuum to suck in flies, spiders, mosquitoes, and wasps among other irritating insects from our homes’ or offices’ walls, furniture, floors, and ceilings.
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- With that, here is our list of the Top 10 Best Bug Vacuums
- 10. Nature Bound Bug Vacuum and Magnifier Lense Combo Set
- 9. Ontel Bug Buster Wand Insect Trapper
- 8. Nature Bound Bug Vacuum and Critter Barn Habitat Combo Set
- 7. Redeo Rechargeable Bug Vacuum Spider Catcher Insects and Bug
- 6. Nature Bound Bug Vacuum Toy
- 5. Sokos Pest Control, Sokos Humane Insects and Bug Catcher Vacuum
- 4. Koolatron BV01 Rechargeable Cordless Handheld Bug Vacuum
- 3. Sonic Technology Bugbuster, Battery Operated No Harm Spider and Insect Vacuum
- 2. Uncle Milton – National Geographic – Critter Catcher Bug Vac
- 1. BugZooka WB100 Bug Catcher Vacuum
With that, here is our list of the Top 10 Best Bug Vacuums
10. Nature Bound Bug Vacuum and Magnifier Lense Combo Set
This play set by Nature Bound is one of the best gifts you would get for an upcoming entomologist or a backyard adventurer. It’s a complete young scientist’s play kit with a child-friendly bug vacuum and a 4X magnifier. Nature Bound has a gun-like shape with an ergonomic handle and trigger which add tons of fun. The 2 units also have carabineer clips to clip them on backpacks, shirt pockets, or belt loops.
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This vacuum operates on 4AA batteries and has a strong suction that ensures that your children never miss their target. This is made even better by its super bright green laser light so they can target night-time bugs too. It has a see-through holding chamber that allows the child to magnify the specimen for study. It also has a safe-release mechanism to let out the insect at a safe distance.
9. Ontel Bug Buster Wand Insect Trapper
Are you in need of a pest eliminator that won’t leave messes on your walls or put your family to risks of being stung? Ontel brings you the Bug Buster Wand and insect trapper. It’s exactly as it is seen on TV. It has a quite a long wand that keeps you off the insect and a good handle to help you aim at your target with precision.
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Though some previous reviewers claim that it was hard to pull off spiders from the walls, Bug Buster has a strong vacuum to suck in insects even as they fly. The best part is that this is a cheap bug vacuum. You can, therefore, get 1 for a number of your home’s floors.
8. Nature Bound Bug Vacuum and Critter Barn Habitat Combo Set
At almost the same price as the previous play kit by Nature Bound, you could also get your child this set with a critter ban and vacuum instead. In fact, this model has the best bang for the bucks since the critter barn has a magnifying glass on it.
For your child’s safety, this set has been designed such that the user captures the insect, transfers it to the habitat, studies it, and later releases it safely without touching it. Mind you; the habitat is big enough for big specimens including fish, toads, rats, chameleons, etc. The vacuum is similar to the one in the previous set. It’s 4AA-battery operated and has carabineer clip to secure it on shirt pockets and belt loops.
7. Redeo Rechargeable Bug Vacuum Spider Catcher Insects and Bug
The major flaw that most AA-powered bug vacuums pause is that it’s hard to determine when the batteries are draining out. In most instances, power always runs out when you badly need the gadget. Luckily, you can avoid that by going for a rechargeable unit like Redeo.
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Redeo is a USB-charged bug vacuum that only takes 2 hours to recharge fully. You not only save on batteries but also play your part in reducing pollution. Worth noting, Redeo is strong enough for almost all types of insects including roaches and spiders. Even better, it’s lightweight, easy to use, and therefore, ideal for your kids too.
6. Nature Bound Bug Vacuum Toy
For those who adore Nature Bound Bug Vacuum set but are not ready to part with over 20 bucks on a child’s toy, you have an option to go for the “sucker gun” alone. Your young adventurer will still have lots of fun while bug hunting. Furthermore, catching the insects and seeing them trapped is your kids’ enjoyable part.
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The catcher comes loaded with 4AA batteries so they can dash out soon after the package is delivered. It has an inspection chamber with 3600 clear sides so your kids can observe the insects without touching them. Nature Bound also has a bright LED light for night hunting. Moreover, you get it with a 30-day money back guarantee.
5. Sokos Pest Control, Sokos Humane Insects and Bug Catcher Vacuum
So far, Sokos has the most powerful suction of all the units that we’ve reviewed on this list of the best bug vacuums in 2018. Amazingly, it’s also the cheapest we’ve seen so far going for a little over 10 dollars.
It’s quite thoughtful that Sokos made this humane insect catcher super friendly to use. Everybody including the seniors and kids can use it with no risks whatsoever. This bug vacuum uses 1 9V battery (not included) that can be replaced by anyone. It also has a LED light for use at night and a clear chamber for studying the insect if need be.
4. Koolatron BV01 Rechargeable Cordless Handheld Bug Vacuum
Koolatron BV01 is one of the best rechargeable bug vacuums out there. A bit different from the units before it on this list, this one is ideal when you want to catch the insects and kill them efficiently and mess-freely safely.
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Though pricey, Koolatron is a versatile and highly functional unit that you can heavily rely on at home, outdoor BBQs, and even at the office. This chemical-free bug eliminator has a telescopic tube that makes it easy to reach out for insects on ceiling and corners. It also uses a high-voltage grind to kill the insects. Notably, this system is turned off automatically once you unlock the release nozzle.
3. Sonic Technology Bugbuster, Battery Operated No Harm Spider and Insect Vacuum
This yellow bug vacuum by Sonic Technology is another way to go green by getting rid of insects naturally. The culprits are sucked in safely and later released outdoors with no risk of either party being harmed.
Sonic is battery-operated. It has a long clear tube to keep you an arm’s length from the pest and strong suction to help you capture the insects. This device is safe for your kids. Its ease of use and lightweight design are bound to make your kids’ outdoor activities not only fun but full of learning too. For their science lessons, Sonic Technology Bug Buster has a clear tubing and a cap to prevent the insect from escaping until after the study.
2. Uncle Milton – National Geographic – Critter Catcher Bug Vac
Uncle Milton works in the same way as the other bug vacuums on this list. However, its unique construction gives it a more serious anti-bugs look and also makes it more fun to use. It’s also a great gift for kids over 3 years thanks to its safety design and ease of use.
Its 4.2/5 star rating is enough evidence that Uncle Milton is a go-to option if you’re looking for a safe and ecologically-safe way of removing pests out of your house. Most reviewers did point out that its suction is incredible and won’t leave any unwanted insects crawling on your walls and floors. Quite thoughtful, it has a detachable holding chamber which magnifying sides for easy observation.
1. BugZooka WB100 Bug Catcher Vacuum
No list of the best bug vacuums in 2018 would go without a unit from BugZooka. This WB100 is amongst their best devices and has been topping several lists for quite some time now. What makes the WB100 a go-to bug vacuum for many is its ultra-powerful suction which is several times stronger than others on this list. Its high-vacuuming power makes it the best bug vacuum for large insects that other units might find hard to suck in.
This bug buster also has a compact yet innovative design makes it easy to carry it with you almost everywhere. Its instant suctioning process makes dealing with insects less scary and mess-free. Worth pointing out, BugZooka WB100 is lightweight at 1.7 pounds, and its power button has been placed within reach for speedy operations.
Buying Guide for Best Bug Vacuums
This one comes first, always. As you lay an ambush on these pesky insects, you’ll need a unit you can move with from one position to the other. It should, therefore, be light and comfortable to hold for easy and efficient placement.
- Telescoping nozzle
Some insects can be quite elusive and hard to get. That said, you want a bug vacuum with a long nozzle to reach for the insects without starting or giving them a chance to flee to other parts of the house. Some units have unique doors that trap the insect in the tube as you suck them in.
Other factors worth checking out are the source of power (rechargeable or non-rechargeable), budget, noise, and ease of use.
- What do you want it for?
In case you want a bug vacuum for entomology, you may want to consider one that has a viewing chamber. You also need a vacuum with a safe way of releasing the insects. However, if you want a weapon to keep these “intruders” off your premises, go for a model with a safe Terminator (only lethal to the bugs).
Any of the units on this list of the best bug vacuums is a safe way of eliminating insects while avoiding squish and splatter and the use of chemicals. The best part about these devices is that they are easy to use and safe. Some also are designed to make insect-hunting easier and more enjoyable for your children.
But what’s more interesting is that you can use it almost anywhere including in your boat, vehicles, office, and at home.