The recent UK heatwave meant I had my windows open continuously – letting all manner of bugs, insects and spiders sneak into the house. As a semi-devout vegan, I can’t bring myself to squish them. So, instead I ordered an Insect Vacuum (Bug Catcher).
Order one here… Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/33usdpj Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2H1Vb8E
Whatup nerds? I’m Jay Shareef.
Welcome to another episode of Tech Tuesdays.
Every Tuesday, I’m going to give you a quick update
on the various gadgets and bits of
tech I’ve bought over the last week.
And I’ve got a really quirky product
to share with you today.
Regular viewers will already know that I’m
an agoraphobic Aspie, and a germaphobe.
That means i spend a lot of time cooped
up at home doing various nerdy things.
Now in the UK we’ve been enjoying
a heatwave in the last few weeks.
That’s been quite annoying for me for two main reasons:
Firstly, I hate the heat – and I’m well aware that people
of my particular hue are supposed to love the heat.
I really hate hot weather!
Secondly, because I’ve been keeping the windows open,
a lot of creepy little insects have been
finding their way inside the house.
Now, not just flies and mosquitoes but spiders.
Big Ugly. Hairy. Spiders!
I hate creepy crawlies even
more than I hate hot weather.
And I’ve noticed them all over the house.
I even saw a few just wandering on my bed.
Now, as a semi-devout vegan,
I can’t bring myself to just kill them.
But I do want all the creepy crawlies OUT of my house.
So I bought myself a bug vacuum and here it is.
By the way i’m not going to do unboxing videos anymore.
I know they’re very popular on YouTube.
But, personally, I find unboxing
videos extremely tedious.
So, instead I’m just going to jump
straight to reviews from now on, OK?
So here’s what I received from Amazon.
They did say it would take about a week, however.
But this arrived in just a couple of days.
So, that’s quite impressive.
But, firstly we’ve got this big black dildo-looking part.
That is the vacuum motor. It’s
charged via a normal micro USB cable.
Basically, the same charger and cable
I’d use for my android smartphones.
And the main reason I got this particular
model is because it’s charged via USB.
Weirdly, there are two buttons on the main unit.
One is to turn the vacuum on and off.
If you press the button it turns itself on…
And as soon as you let go the vacuum turns off.
The other button is to turn this little LED light on / off.
I’m really not sure what the hell
that’s supposed to be for.
The description suggested it would be to help you see creepy crawlies in the dark.
But I’m thinking that shining a light on them would
just make them run away and harder to catch.
Anyway the idea seems to be that you vacuum an insect into this tube.
And then you stick this cover over the end.
Trapping the bug inside.
Then you just take the whole thing
outside and empty it into your garden.
Now this is a reasonably strong vacuum
and I think we should give it a little test.
So, I found a creepy crawly. This is a moth that’s
sneaked into my bathroom and is trying to hide.
I hate moths.
Basically, to me, they’re satanic butterflies.
Anyway, what you do is you sneak up on it…
Press the button…
And… success!! It’s now trapped inside the tube.
Stick the lid on top. And now the
evil moth isn’t going anywhere.
This little insect vacuum is really lightweight, by
the way, and I’ve always got it by my desk now.
Because you never know when
emergencies might strike!
By the way, the description on
Amazon says it kills the bugs too.
That’s not true it’s just a vacuum, not a bug zapper.
So, anyway, that’s the insect vacuum.
There’s a link in the description,
in case you want to get one for yourself.
Oh, and feel free to comment below
about how spiders aren’t insects.
And, also, be sure to tell me that
house spiders can’t survive outside.
Because, obviously, I don’t know those things.
So, please point them out to me
in the comments below… smartarses.
This has been another episode of Tech Tuesdays.
I’ll be back again next week with more.