I have to give all credit to Aunt Christine for this one but I am so grateful for this bug vacuum. I used to sit on the sidewalk and try to catch ants for my daughter. She is in love with critters (blah). Catching ants is harder than you think. She would catch them by squishing them and I would try to get them to crawl on my hand then shake them into the bug house. Well not anymore! This thing sucks them up and puts them into a clear container that you can empty into your bug house. No more touching bugs for this mommy! Sometimes the ants can crawl back up the vacuum head though so it works best if you empty the container right away. If your kids are into bugs as much as mine, you need one of these!