Getting Rid of Flies With The Bug-A-Salt
The Bug-A-Salt is an air powered, salt shooting, plastic shot gun designed to *safely get rid of flies. It is this years hottest fly removal product. *The gun does shoot a projectile pattern of salt so some care is needed not to aim at people or pets
Get rid of flies
Bug-A-Salt safely gets rid of common house flies and other flying insects... That is if by get rid of flies you mean hunt and shoot them down. This unique fly control method is the brainchild of Santa Monica artist Lorenzo Maggiore. The Bug-A-Salt safely shoots a pinch of salt, which after being released spreads in a shot gun like pattern and kills any house flies that get in it's path.
A lot more fun than a fly swatter
Answering the age old question of how to kill flies without the squishy aftermath, and have fun doing it. The Bug-A-Salt shot gun is soon to be the armament of choice for the novice fly killer. Forget about the fly traps, fly tapes, fly zappers, fly catchers and toxic bug killer, you will never again have to cower in fear when house flies invade. Arm yourself with the Bug-A-Salt shotgun.
Bug-A-Salt available through e-Bay and Amazon
The Bug-A-Salt was introduced in "2012" as a crowdfunded project through Indiegogo.com. In the early days the salt gun was available only as a direct purchase through the inventors web site, but you can now find the gun readily available, for easy purchase, through e-Bay, and Amazon, the product links are shown below.
Photo Credit: Screen Shot From Bug-A-Salt You Tube Video
Bug-A-Salt Fly gun
How Does The Bug-A-Salt Gun Work ?
The gun is a plastic pump air gun that uses the force of pneumatic pressure stored within the air reservoir to expel a perfectly measured amount of table salt. Although the impact of the salt is not harmful to pets or humans, it's deadly to common house flies and other flying insects that get in it's path. It's actually a simple process that brings the concept of a shot gun to scale.
The dispersion pattern of the gun is identical to steel shot being expelled from a traditional shotgun. Most people are ambivalent to being spattered with a half teaspoon of salt, but the tiny salt crystals are perfectly sized to impose deadly force on the house fly.
Easy enough to use, the Gun-A-Salt needs no batteries. Simply load the gun with salt; holding up to 50 shots at a time. Slide back the pump action handle which pops up your sight, signaling the gun is ready to fire. Click off the safety aim and fire!
Bug Assault #3 Most Funded Project Ever At Indiegogo
Where Can I Get a Bug-A-Salt Shotgun ?
You can't, at least not yet. You see the project is in the funding process and is a featured success story at Indiegogo.com . Apparently the Bug-A-Salt Gun has met with such popularity that it has exceeded it's original funding request by twelve fold. and still has 38 days to go as I write this.
From indiegogo.com : ""SKELL INC. is a start up company founded by the Santa Monica and artist Lorenzo Maggiore as a vehicle to bring his artist creations to commercial life. The initial product offering of SKELL INC. is the BUG-A-SALT insect eradication device
But don't despair, although you cannot actually get your gun now. You can be one of the first to receive them by participating in the initial funding process. There are many levels of participation available... ranging from a 30 dollar submission which gets you your very own, one of the first Bug-A-Salt Guns off the assembly line. Additionally there are several other levels of participation which include include Buddy Deals, By the Dozen and even a Gross, that's 12 dozen, or a case of 144 Bug-A-Salt Guns for a contribution of $2,500.
The Indiegogo.com funding project for Bug-A-Salt will completed on or about 09/11/2012.
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Currently Unavailable through Amazon
Here's another clever device (not associated with the Bug-A-Salt gun) for those of you that want to adapt an existing air pistol to function similarly and with more impact. Yes, it actually turns your air pistol into a salt gun fly killer.
The Bug Blaster is an attachment that fits on the end o an air gun pistol, turning the air pistol into an air salt, bug killing shot gun. According to Bug Blaster this attachment can also bye used with an air rifle, but with minimized results.
After you have followed the instructions completely and the Bug Blaster Attachment has been secured, you load the attachment with common table salt and fire away.
The manufacturer suggests that your air gun has a minimum muzzel velocity of 400 feet per second (fps) in order to get the best results. The Bug Baster attachment does come with some additional warnings from the manufacturer:
WARNING: When discharged against hard surfaces the salt can ricochet. Caution should be exercised when other persons or pets are nearby. Discharged salt from the Bugblaster may have sufficient velocity to penetrate the skin or damage the eye.
Image Credit: Amazon.com
What are your thoughts about the Bug-A-Salt Fly Gun ?
Bob Zau (author) on August 05, 2014:
@julieannbrady: I have one, and the flies don't last long around these parts. Thanks for stopping by!
julieannbrady on August 05, 2014:
My thoughts? I WANT ONE.
Bob Zau (author) on June 16, 2014:
@LampsPest: They are a lot of fun to use and a great conversation piece. I had a couple of opportunities to use mine yesterday.
LampsPest on June 15, 2014:
I love this I am going to have to purchase one of these.
Bob Zau (author) on August 01, 2013:
@sybil watson: I'm sure of it, and I can attest that they are very effective.
sybil watson on August 01, 2013:
My teenagers would love to have a fly gun like this - what a great invention.
Bob Zau (author) on June 07, 2013:
@flycatcherrr: I've actually wondered, when "you" would wander to this lens -
flycatcherrr on June 06, 2013:
I'm oddly intrigued.
Scott A McCray on May 19, 2013:
That is high on the "just wow" list...gotta have one! (security word is "gooptoes" - oddly appropriate.
anonymous on April 29, 2013:
I'm not normally violent, but this looks like FUN!!! I hope it will be available in the UK at some point.
stylishimo1 on April 05, 2013:
Wow! I want one for my dad now :) What a great idea! Personally though....and I know this is weird...I knock the flies out by hand, then put them outside to wake up again and fly off.
TyGatti LM on March 03, 2013:
This looks pretty awesome lol
WeaselPuppy on March 03, 2013:
My sister-in-law needs one!
kabbalah lm on February 24, 2013:
Sounds like a great device. I want one for those nasty mosquitoes
IamShea on February 16, 2013:
Wow, this has got me wishing that we had flies just so that I could buy one!
Jo-Jackson on February 14, 2013:
I like whacking flies with a fly swat, but this looks fun too.
Bluetooth gadgets on January 31, 2013:
No more roled up newspaper for me, this thing looks great :)
dana247365 on December 12, 2012:
Hilarious and intriguing! SO glad you came to like my lens, because I would have missed finding this invention!
darciefrench lm on November 15, 2012:
My daughter would love to hunt and shoot flies
ToolManCan on November 08, 2012:
Very cool and unique lens concept. I hope it does well for you.
Peggy Hazelwood from Desert Southwest, U.S.A. on November 07, 2012:
Interesting. I'm sure lots of little boys (and big ones) would love to attack flies with this gun!
Bob Zau (author) on October 25, 2012:
@pcgamehardware: Thanks for the attention. Glad you liked the lens.
pcgamehardware on October 25, 2012:
Looks promising, I don't I would enjoy being a fly when these are available to the general public. :) Nice unique lens, Liked and Blessed. :)
RedHairedRockHead on September 20, 2012:
Hahahaha this is awesome! My cats used to be my fly assault team but they are old now, and retired. I need the Bug-A-Salt.
anonymous on September 20, 2012:
The future looks grim for bugs when these become available!
anonymous on September 20, 2012:
Bug-A-Salt sounds radical...finally a shot gun to go after those peskiest pests and you've done it with fun!
MimayManalo on August 30, 2012:
so cool.. wanna have some of this, i just like it, so useful..
Ardyn25 on August 21, 2012:
Interesting lens I never heard of them before.
Melissa Miotke from Arizona on August 20, 2012:
These look fun.
Bob Zau (author) on August 15, 2012:
@anonymous: They are not actually available yet but you can pre-buy at the indiegogo funding site.
Follow the link to http://www3.indiegogo.com/projects/161050?c=home and when you have arrived at the salt-a-gun page look to the left hand side and click one one the receive this perks buttons.
anonymous on August 14, 2012:
Want to order one, but very hard to follow instructions. Please help!!!!
Bob Zau (author) on August 04, 2012:
I can't wait to get my Bug-A-Salt gun. This is just, too cool...