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Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun
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Bug A Salt Fly Gun - The Fun Way To Get Rid of Flies!

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.

Featured on several news sites including the front page of the Wall Street Journal!

Active Ingredient: Table salt
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.
Manufactured By: SKELL INC.

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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4 stars   4
3 stars   2
2 stars   1
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  • 25 of 26 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Fun
    By Vince on December 23, 2012
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    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.

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  • 22 of 24 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Fun and Practical
    By Joe on May 27, 2013
    Verified Purchase

    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.

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  • 17 of 18 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Fun Gun - Deadly
    By David on December 13, 2012
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    This gun works as advertized and is easy to use. It takes out snails and slugs as well. Well built!!

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  • 16 of 17 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Fun and efficient way to eliminate little pests
    By Jenni on February 7, 2013

    Who knew shooting salt was practical! I bought 2 of these for my brother-in-law and nephew for Christmas. Not only do these work, but it provided hours of entertainment just watching them hunt down flies and spiders. I highly recommend this salt gun, especially for that hunter- minded individual that would enjoy adding a little fun in taking down those pesky critters.

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  • 14 of 16 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  I LOVE IT, BUT IT DOES HAVE SOME LIMITS!!! (of course!)
    By Tia on April 7, 2013

    I gave several of these guns to adult members of my family who are gun enthusiasts. Such a surprise was the one who has the biggest and best collection of guns than the others!. He absolutely LOVES his BUG-A-SALT!!!!! He couldn't hardly wait until he got home and showed his co-workers in the field how great it worked! This gun is great on flies, slugs, and other creatures with soft skeletal bodies. Do not expect it to work on bug with the harder extraskeletal bodies, i.e. wasps, hornets, etc. To see what your spray shot is, practice with a piece of aluminum foil to see what the spray pattern is from different feet away from the bug. Always perform maintenance on your gun when not loaded, just as you would any other firearm! Happy Hunting! Kodos to DoMyOwnPestControl for becoming a distributor for BUG-A-SALT!!!

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Most Recent Customer Reviews
  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    1 of 5 Stars  Junk! Don't waste your money!
    By Riley on September 10, 2014

    Used for one day then the gun broke, will not pump.. Manufacture would not warranty.. Don't buy this product..

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    3 of 5 Stars  Salt gun
    By Harold on September 9, 2014

    Trigger pull and cocking slide extremely hard to operate. Does not always shoot salt.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 Stars  Waited for this product...
    By Richard on July 25, 2014

    I've always wanted a fly-gun. Of course, I could never figure out the right ammo...but this guy did. While I'd not say it's perfect...sometimes it seems as if the salt doesn't spray and sometimes the fly seems unaffected...but most of the time this thing knocks 'em down and out. I've not found the estimated three-foot range to be anywhere near correct. The effective range seems to be about a foot or so. This is not to say I'm not happy. This thing is a lot more fun that a swatter, and given that a fly's ability to process visual signals is about four times a human's, the gun is much more effective than swatting. Worth $40? Well, a swatter's cheaper, but the gun is tons of fun and yes, over a few days I've noticed the fly population in my house has crashed. I think they're afraid of me now. Good. Fear the man with the Bug-A-Salt!

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Excellent product and lots of fun
    By Tony on July 14, 2014

    I purchased 2 of these guns. One for me and one for my son(37 yrs old). We have so much fun with these guns out on the deck. My neighbor saw these guns and he ordered some. The customer service was great and the shipping was extremely FAST. Thanks for a fun product.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  It works!
    By G on July 11, 2014

    I am a volunteer at a youth camp. Flies are always a problem, especially in the kitchen. We use various aids to control and get rid of flies in the kitchen. The Bug-A-Salt gun is now one of them. I can get take out the flies that refuse to sit still for the fly swatter and it is fun. Does not make a mess with the salt or with the flies.

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 Stars  bug a salt
    By Daniel on June 23, 2014

    I bought this hoping it would kill wood bees. It won't even phase them! Hopefully it will at least kill wasps

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Great Gun
    By Clyde on June 18, 2014

    I have to say that this Bug-A-Salt Fly Gun is everything I expected. I Love it!!! I shot a Bee from about 2-1/2 feet away and it took it out. I would recomend it to everyone. The gun is very well made. I thought it would be made more like a cheap toy, I was impressed. Buy one.

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Love the Bug-A-Salt, makes killing flies fun!
    By Sam on June 5, 2014

    I got one as a gift from a buddy a few years ago when it was first in production. It works great, I just killed my first fly this season a few days ago. It often makes you wish you had flies to be able to kill. If they are fast, shoot from a distant to injure then go in for the kill that will shred them to peices. Sorry I had too much fun with this shotgun. By the way, this is NOT A TOY, the salt at that pressure hurts.

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  FLY GUN IS AWESOME
    By Keene on June 2, 2014
    Verified Purchase

    Skeptical when I purchased it, but it is very cool. Family loves using it when we are on the patio cooking and chilling. The men have competitions on how many they can shoot. Love it.

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 Stars  FLY Gun
    By Joe on May 16, 2014
    Verified Purchase

    Tried this on Wasps and Carpenter Bees. Doesn't work so hot. Good for what it designed for, Flies.

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November 24, 2012John from Hannibal, Mo. asked:

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.

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December 12, 2012Hank from Ny asked:

QHow about mosquitoes?
Are mosquitoes fair game or are they considered to sting?

AYes, the Bug-A-Salt Fly and Bug Salt Gun is labeled to treat mosquitoes among many other insects. We do not classify the mosquito as a "sting" insect.

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December 4, 2012Rene from Atlanta, Ga asked:

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.

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April 21, 2013Equintano from Florida asked:

QHow do the Bug-A-Salt guns work? What does it shoot?

AThe Bug-A-Salt uses ordinary table salt to shoot a concentrated spray pattern of salt (similar to a shotgun). To see the gun in action please follow the link below and scroll down to the videos: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/bugasalt-fly-bug-salt-gun-p-2877.html

3 of 4 people found this answer helpful.
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June 8, 2013Eric from Yadkinville, Nc asked:

QIn what country is the gun manufactured?

AThe Bug A Salt gun is manufactured in California, U.S.A.

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July 28, 2013Carl from Pittsburgh, Pa asked:

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

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August 1, 2013Clayton from Ottawa On asked:

QWhat is the affective range on the Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun?

AThe Bug-A-Salt Gun will shoot an ideal 3 feet.  Practice accuracy by shooting aluminum foil to see salt spray pattern

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September 28, 2013David from Midland, Tx asked:

QMy Bug A Salt Gun got wet. Can it be cleaned?
Can it be "cleaned"?

AYou should be able to soak and clean the Bug A Salt Gun out. To make sure you effectively get your Bug A Salt Gun clean and working properly, we recommend contacting SKELL INC. 310-392-3288.

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July 21, 2013Rainy from Stanwood, Wa asked:

QIs the Bug A Salt gun safe to allow a 8 and 10 year old to use with no adult supervision?
My kids informed me that they were using this gun unsupervised at their father's house....


The Bug a salt gun has been used as a toy and christmas gifts for family members of our customers before and is only using table salt as an "ammo". However you must be 18 years old to purchase the unit and is advised as with most toys by the manufacturer to have adult supervision. If you concerned about the safety of your kids if they were to miss-use the gun you can contact the manufacturer to assess any risks that may come about. Skell Inc can be reached at 310-392-3288. 

Per the Bug-A-Salt web sites FAQ(frequently asked questions):


Is the gun dangerous?
No, only if misused: Do not shoot anyone in face or eyes. Treat it with respect like any firearm. It will not penetrate skin or damage furniture
What kind of salt does it use?
Any ordinary granulated table salt


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December 24, 2013Robert from Red Bank Nj asked:

QWill the salt spray damage dry wall from one foot away? What about window glass?

AThe Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun is only powerful enough to kill small insects. Since you only use table salt as ammo, there would be no damage caused to dry wall or windows.

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January 3, 2014Freddi from Kalapana Hi asked:

QCan I use this gun to shoot Amdro into trees to kill fire ants?

AThe Bug-A-Salt gun is only designed to use regular table salt in it. Even if it could handle the Amdro, that would not be an effective or accurate way to eliminate any fire ant colony. Please review our article on How To Control Fire Ants for the correct treatment method to eliminate the ants from the tree and your yard. 

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July 25, 2013Rebecca from Monahans, Tx asked:

QCan you please tell me what the salt/water ratio is and the EC?
We are attempting a natural way of controlling spiders in a greenhouse.

AWe are a little confused by your question. This was submitted under our Bug-A-Salt gun page. Salt is simply poured into the holding resevoir and no water is needed for this use. Insects are shot with table salt when they are noticed. Did you want more information on a different product?

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March 18, 2014Rob from Wellesley, Ontario, Canada asked:

QCan your Bug-A Salt be shipped into Canada?

AWe apologize but we are not currently set up to able to ship into Canada or any country outside the U.S.

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