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Bug A Salt Fly Gun - The Fun Way To Get Rid of Flies!
Bug-A-Salt has new and improved upgrades to the salt gun – the Bug-A-Salt 2.0. It has many improvements that make this tool an automatic buy for any house. The first feature is an increased range and an increased rate of fire, which make it all the more effective against flies and other flying insects. It also comes with a texturized handgrip and using less salt per shot, makes it easier to use and has minimal cleanup. Last, but not least, it is made of stronger materials, which prevents broken gears that plagued the original Bug-A-Salt. The gears have been configured differently than the Original Bug-A-Salt, allowing less stress.
Bug-A-Salt 2.0 is also available in camouflage called Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun - Camofly 2.0
Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Look no further! The Bug-A-Salt is a fly “assault rifle” that uses ordinary table salt to shoot a concentrated spray pattern of salt (similar to a shotgun), killing flies and other small insects while still leaving them in one piece. The salt will not hurt walls or furniture but it is strong enough to easily knock flies right out of the air! This salt shotgun is a non-toxic, battery-free device that allows you to have fun while controlling flies. More exciting than bug zappers or fly swatters, Bug-A-Salt can kill flies from several feet away, letting you sneak up on your targets. You must be 18 years or older to order.
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|Active Ingredient:||Use with regular table salt (not course or fine)|
|Target pests:||Flies, mosquitoes, and almost any other insect.|
|For use in:||Indoors and Outdoors|
|Pet safe:||Yes, when used as directed. DO NOT shoot your pets.|
|Shipping Weight:||2.28 lbs|
|Manufactured By:||SKELL INC.|
New and improved 2.0 version
Flies have long been our enemies at picnics and in our kitchens, at restaurants, and any other time they buzz around, knocking into windows and slipping away from our flyswatters. Bug A Salt is the new answer. A tongue-in-cheek “assault rifle” designed for killing flies and other nuisance insects with ordinary table salt, Bug A Salt is the fun alternative to the old-fashioned fly swatter and messy bug zapper, turning pest control into entertainment.
Advantages of Bug A Salt
The Bug A Salt shotgun makes flies and other nuisance insects public enemy number one, creating a new hunting season that requires no license and is a year round sport. Flies may seem to be a fairly benign annoyance, but they can carry numerous disease-causing germs that can cause scary diseases such as dysentery, typhoid fever, and tuberculosis, to name a few. Flies are drawn to our food, where they feed, defecate, and lay eggs. This makes flies very unwelcome around kitchens and dining areas, but hanging unsightly flypaper and using unsanitary fly swatters isn’t always an option.
This is where the Bug A Salt comes in. Not only is Bug A Salt a non-toxic, battery-free salt gun, it leaves bugs whole, making clean up much easier. Without chemicals, this Bug A Salt is a perfect fly killer for indoor use and safe around food. With very inexpensive “ammo,” this tool can equip your bug-killing arsenal with an ever-ready weapon against annoying intruders.
How to use Bug A Salt
Bug A Salt takes about a pinch of salt to create a mini-buckshot effect that knocks flies dead, like a rock salt shotgun on a smaller scale. This bug gun is very simple to operate: simply load top with table salt, which will give you 50 shots. Then, cock the gun by sliding back the handle. Remove the automatic safety, and the sight should pop up on the top of the gun, indicating the gun is ready to shoot.
Practice shooting the gun against some tin foil, which will show you the salt spray pattern, making it easy to tell how far away you need to be. Being closer to the bug gives you more accuracy. Bug A Salt is perfect for bugs in corners, on ceilings and on windows.
Before you start your mission to destroy all flies, make sure you watch Bug A Salt’s YouTube videos and read their safety policy and code of conduct.
Safety for Bug A Salt
The Bug A Salt Gun takes safety very seriously. Before purchasing, please read their safety policy and code of conduct in full. Here is a brief rundown of important safety features and policies for operating the Bug A Salt bug rifle.
- There is an automatic safety that is engaged each time the rifle is fired. This makes it difficult for the gun to be accidentally fired, as it must be manually set to shoot each time.
- The cocking mechanism of the gun is stiff, making it more difficult for kids to operate the gun alone.
- You must treat the Bug A Salt as a loaded firearm at all times. Never point at people, pets, or valuables.
- Never leave Bug A Salt in the cocked position. Not only is this dangerous, it will also shorten the lifespan of your Bug A Salt.
- When shooting the gun, ensure that all people and pets are behind you.
- Never shoot anything but flies and other harmless insects. Never use Bug A Salt against any animals (including rodents and snakes) and never use on potentially dangerous insects like wasps, spiders, and scorpions, and shouldn’t be used on beneficial insects like butterflies and bees.
- Do not modify gun in any way, including the paint. Law requires the orange paint.
- This gun can only be sold to those 18 and older. Those who are under 18 should never use this gun without direct adult supervision.
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301 of 337 people found this review helpful:
Fun and Practical
By Joe in Schaumburg, Illinois on 05/27/2013
I bought the Bug-A-Salt gun along with other things in my order. The idea to have a gun which will knock down bugs from 3 feet away was entriguing. I have long gone through the ritual of taking a towel and swatting flies, mosquitoes, and other critters, only to miss them and have to track them down again. Then there are the spiders on the ceiling which I needed to stand on a chair to reach. With the Bug-A-Salt, one shot kills from 3 feet away are common, and, with no mess to clean up on the wall. The latest trophy was a millipede. It took 3 shots though, but in the end, did not have a leg to stand on. With a bit of practice, you can take out flies in flight too. Finally, there is a weapon which allows my wife to face down a double-ugly spider and take it out her self instead of shreiking in terror. Operation is easy. Fill with table salt, pump the slide action, then take the safety off and you are ready to fire. Take a couple test shots at a sheet of aluminum foil to see how the shot pattern and sights align. You are ready to go hunting. The only problem I saw with it was when my (older) kids saw it, they wanted one too to take home. Will have to order a couple more now. As with anything which fires a projectile (salt), the same care you would take with any gun, BB gun, etc applies. Make sure the stray salt which does not hit the bug has a safe backstop and the stray salt will not enter electrical outlets or electronics. Otherwise, have fun.
157 of 181 people found this review helpful:
By Vince in Parkville, MO on 12/23/2012
Bug-A-Salt has never made fly and insect control more fun. Not only will it eviscerate flies from a good distance, but any other insect or unwanted spiders in the house without harming the surface behind. Great weapon for the wife as well.
154 of 204 people found this review helpful:
Junk! Don't waste your money!
By Riley in New Hebron, MS on 09/10/2014
Used for one day then the gun broke, will not pump.. Manufacture would not warranty.. Don't buy this product..
131 of 152 people found this review helpful:
Fun Gun - Deadly
By David in Elk Grove, CA on 12/13/2012
This gun works as advertized and is easy to use. It takes out snails and slugs as well. Well built!!
128 of 150 people found this review helpful:
By Rich in des plaines illinois on 04/01/2015
i bought 4 of these to share with my kids during fly season - which is basically 3 months of the year... Over one season, 2 have already broken down…i tried to take them apart (to try & fix) but they fell into a million pieces - wound up in the garbage..they're fun while they last - which for me was not even one loading of salt that was put into the gun. If the manufacturer put as emphasis in quality as they do in caveats - they'd have a nice product…i say "boo" to the quality control dept people on this product!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful:
By John in Geneva Alabama on 06/20/2018
The two times I used the product it was cool. After one full charge of salt it no longer worked. Rush out Ang get you a $50 mellow piece of plastic
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
shot up close to kill
By Dan in Precott, Az on 05/21/2018
Save your money. It was fun to shot but would not take down a fly in flight. Had to get 2" away from a bee in the window to kill it. Not worth the money.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
The best salt gun ever....
By Reed in Alpine Texas on 04/13/2018
I bought two of these Bug-A-Salt guns for me and my daughter. We love them. Gonna buy the Laser pointer soon. Don't listen to the Haters. Buy this gun.
Greatest insect killer and fun too
By George in Schenectady, NY on 01/31/2018
Got a bug-a-salt for Christmas, works great on stickbugs, spiders, moths and flies. This is an adult toy, it takes a little power to lock and load, then take the safety off, and be within 2 to three feet of you target, flies will allow you to get that close. Like any weapon find out you pattern on a piece of aluminum foil, practice to find out how you are aim is, then go hunting. Can't wait for picnic season it may not kill yellow jacket but it will see. Use only fine table salt, not coarse. Happy hunting
Works great on roaches and spiders, too!
By Marvin in Melbourne, FL on 01/18/2018
I was given a gun for xmas. In addition to being deadly with flys, it also does a great job on spiders and roaches. Much more fun than swatting with a newspaper! In Florida, I don't know how I've survived without one. (Look for a sale. Paying $40 for this, in my opinion is nuts).
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By Karl in Rowlett on 01/12/2018
We three salt guns and my son's like
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
Bug a salt fly & bugsalt gun
By Heidi in Navarre on 11/10/2017
Love this product. ..
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By Oakley in Crete Nebraska on 10/07/2017
I bought one for my grandpa that was about 2 months ago i have not seen him sense. At the house he lets all the doors open for them boogers to get in the house. I dont think he has slept sense.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
Bug Assault gun
By Larry in Englewood Colorado on 08/18/2017
It's a Topps it's even helping my skeet shooting love it
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Wasp A Salt
By Levi in Kansas on 08/08/2017
I received the camo Bug A Salt for my birthday close to a year ago and when we moved to the country, our property was infested with Mud Dauber Wasps, the standard type as well as the Blue and Black Mud Daubers. I have sprayed them, set out traps for them and in the process, I got stung by a Blue wasp on my thigh and it hit me in the wrong place. I wound up with a blood infection, lots of swelling and a whole lot of pain to go with it. Since then, I declared war on those wasps and I began attacking them with my Bug A Salt and have been taking them down faster than I could with spray. Granted, it takes more than a couple of hits but they go down and once they are down, I finish them off. All in all, I bet I have nailed down well over 30 wasps over the last several days and I am very happy with my shooter. It has been a lot of fun and the wasps try to escape after the first shot. But, I am always ready for them when they return. This shooter takes down all kinds of other critters such as spiders, lady bugs, small beetles and just about everything else. So far, I have yet to see anything that it hasn't had results on.
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11/24/2012 John from Hannibal, Mo.
QWhy can't the bug gun be used on dangerous insects. It won't kill them?
AThe manufacturer uses this disclaimer so that folks won't run around shooting at hornets nests or bee nests. Also, if you miss or don't get a direct hit, they certainly don't want to be responsible for you getting stung or bitten. We have used the Bug-A Salt around our facility and so far it has killed every insect we tried it on including beetles, house flies, weevils, silverfish, house centipedes and millipedes.
12/04/2012 Rene from Atlanta, Ga
QDo you feel the salt spray is strong enough to kill a carpenter bee?
ATechnically you are not supposed to shoot anything that stings so we can't tell you that it will kill a carpenter bee. What we can tell you is that we have several guns in the office and we have shot beetles, stinkbugs, centipedes, weevils and very large flies (we shot these around the exterior of our office, none of these bugs would dare venture into DMOPC territory!) and all of these insects have succumbed to the Bug A Salt Gun.
07/28/2013 Carl from Pittsburgh, Pa
QWhat is the effective range of the Bug-A-Salt Gun?
How far can I be to shoot insects?
AThe Bug-A-Salt Gun will shoot an ideal 3 feet. Practice accuracy by shooting aluminum foil to see salt spray pattern
06/08/2013 Eric from Yadkinville, Nc
QIn what country is the gun manufactured?
AThe Bug A Salt gun is manufactured in California, U.S.A.
08/03/2016 Dee from Dilley Texad
QHow do you clean your Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun after it wet?
The only thing I found was to "soak" it. Can you expand on this? Soak in what and for how long?
A If your Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun gets wet you can clean it by soaking it in hot water. This will break down the salt build up.
If your Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun gets wet you can clean it by soaking it in hot water. This will break down the salt build up.
07/10/2018 Ken from Pittsburgh, Pa
QWill sea salt work in the Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun?
A The manufacturer of the Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun recommends only table salt to prevent any clogging etc.
The manufacturer of the Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun recommends only table salt to prevent any clogging etc.
07/05/2018 Cody from Banks, Al
QWhat is the best salt to use for the Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun?
A The manufacturer of the Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun recommends using table salt.
The manufacturer of the Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun recommends using table salt.
06/19/2018 Kimberly from Athens , Georgia
QIf a bug gets on the food and you shoot it off can still eat the food
A That is really up to you. You should be using only table salt in the Bug-A-Salt Gun, however this product is not designed as a food-handling or serving product. We would not recommend spraying the Bug-A-Salt where there may be exposed food since we do not necessarily enjoy eating insects.
That is really up to you. You should be using only table salt in the Bug-A-Salt Gun, however this product is not designed as a food-handling or serving product. We would not recommend spraying the Bug-A-Salt where there may be exposed food since we do not necessarily enjoy eating insects.
QCould the Bug-A-Salt Gun do any damage to our flat screen TV from 6 or 8 Foot away?
I get flies flying in front of our flat screen TV.
A To avoid damage to the TV, we do not recommend pointing or directing the Bug-A-Salt gun towards an area with a tv or other electronic devices when treating for insects.
To avoid damage to the TV, we do not recommend pointing or directing the Bug-A-Salt gun towards an area with a tv or other electronic devices when treating for insects.
05/22/2018 Timothy from Mechanicsburg, Pa
QCan the Bug-A-Salt 2.0 kill Dobson Flies?
A The Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun will take down flies, mosquitoes, and almost any other insect.
The Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun will take down flies, mosquitoes, and almost any other insect.
QDUPLICATE How can i get the salt out
A You can clean your Bug A Salt Gun by soaking it in hot water. This will break down the salt build up in the gun. Let it dry completely before reloading with salt.
You can clean your Bug A Salt Gun by soaking it in hot water. This will break down the salt build up in the gun. Let it dry completely before reloading with salt.
05/10/2018 William from Kahuku
QAny suggestions for using the Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun in regions where there is high humidity which causes the salt to clump?
A Table salt is the only thing recommended for use in the Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun and it can unfortunately get clumpy in areas with high hunidity. One suggestion is to add uncooked rice to the container that you store the salt in so that the rice will absorb moisture from the salt. (Do not put rice in the Bug-A-Salt gun). You can also remove any build up inside the gun by soaking it in hot water and letting it dry completely before adding salt. Also, the cartridge will hold enough salt for 50 shots, but you can try only adding salt as needed or ½ amount so that the salt does not sit and gather moisture between uses. For further suggestions, please contact SKELL INC at 310-392-3288.
Table salt is the only thing recommended for use in the Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun and it can unfortunately get clumpy in areas with high hunidity. One suggestion is to add uncooked rice to the container that you store the salt in so that the rice will absorb moisture from the salt. (Do not put rice in the Bug-A-Salt gun). You can also remove any build up inside the gun by soaking it in hot water and letting it dry completely before adding salt. Also, the cartridge will hold enough salt for 50 shots, but you can try only adding salt as needed or ½ amount so that the salt does not sit and gather moisture between uses. For further suggestions, please contact SKELL INC at 310-392-3288.
05/02/2018 Hunter from Colorado Springs, Co
QCan the The Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun be used for self defense?
A The Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun is meant to be used for small insects only.
The Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun is meant to be used for small insects only.
04/16/2018 Daniel from San Antonio, Tx
QWhat brand of salt works best for the Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun?
A The manufacturer of the Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun recommends only table salt to prevent any clogging.
The manufacturer of the Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun recommends only table salt to prevent any clogging.
04/10/2018 Tiffany from Storrs, Ct
QCan pepper also be used in the Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun chamber, or a mixture of both pepper and salt?
A The Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun is only labled to be used with salt. Putting other products in the chamber may jam the gun and will void the warranty.
The Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun is only labled to be used with salt. Putting other products in the chamber may jam the gun and will void the warranty.