Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun

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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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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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  • 115 of 123 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Fun and Practical
    By Joe in Schaumburg, Illinois on 05/27/2013
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    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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  • 76 of 83 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Fun
    By Vince in Parkville, MO on 12/23/2012
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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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  • 59 of 67 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Fun Gun - Deadly
    By David in Elk Grove, CA on 12/13/2012
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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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  • 53 of 57 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Fun and efficient way to eliminate little pests
    By Jenni in Norman on 02/07/2013

    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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  • 47 of 56 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  I LOVE IT, BUT IT DOES HAVE SOME LIMITS!!! (of course!)
    By Tia in Where ever my suitcase is! on 04/07/2013

    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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  • 5 of 5 stars  Kills them all
    By John in Enumclaw, Wa on 10/10/2016

    Kills any flying slithering bug known to man. I would recommend it to anybody.

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  • 4 of 5 stars  Problems
    By Jim in Mustang, OK on 10/08/2016

    I bought 2 one for a friend, after around 1000 shots both guns failed. At $50.00 dollars that is about $0.05 cents per shot. The salt dust gets into the air cylinder with the rubber seal and eats it up. Suggest you use a coarser salt. It is a lot of fun and is effective until it fails.

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Oh my god this was the greatest disappointment in my life
    By Don't in New York, New York on 08/24/2016

    I just love having dead flies and salt in my food every day so of course I bought the bug assault. Why wouldn't you want to have uncontrollable salt and dead bug guts and your food. Just go ahead and waste your money now do it I DARE YOU.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Bug-A-Salt
    By Bob in Hansville, Washington on 07/21/2016

    Works exactly as stated...flies, wasps, moths.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Fly Gun Fun
    By Gene in Walnut Creek, in Comunist California on 07/20/2016

    This is a fun item, I wish it would do better on Flitch fly's the ones that hover and dart around, too hard to hit when flying but if one lands this thing is a hoot! I wish there was a full auto version for one's on the fly! Very fun item for pay back on fly's, I cant stand them. The salt gun is fun!

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  • 5 of 5 stars  SALT SHOT GUN
    By Holli in fortdodge on 07/16/2016

    This is a amazing tool I bought; it most deffinatly works awesome!!!!!

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Sea Salt Works Best
    By Dave in Farmington Hills, MI on 07/07/2016

    I'm always having trouble killing flies in the house. This gun is excellent for taking out those nasty critters. I did find that sea salt is more effective at killing flies and yellow jackets as it is a bit more coarse than table salt and has greater impact.

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Buy a pellet gun!!
    By Joe in St. Louis Mo. on 06/13/2016

    If you want to kill bugs with a gun, and save yourself some $$!! Go find a cheap pellet gun(Walmart usually has them for $15-$20. Pull the end off of Q-tip and use as a "wad" pushing down with small chopstick*. Put aprox. 1/8-1/4 teaspoon of salt (I prefer coarse)down gun barrel. Pack down with chopstick planning to shoot downward, pack small amount of other end of Q-tip down on top. BE CAREFUL!! Depending on # of pumps, can shoot into skin(OOOUCH!). This will save $ and take down a cicada! Or any large, non-armored bug. ENJOY!!! *If chopstick is too wide, simply shave strips off with knife until thin enough.

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful:

    1 of 5 stars  Bug A Salt 2.0
    By J.p. in Geneva N Y on 06/10/2016

    It worked for two days !!!

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Excellent fun for all
    By Nancy in Wisconsin Rapids on 06/10/2016

    Easy to use, for all ages (especially the old porch setter). Fly shooting is quickly becoming our favorite family event. So far the one to beat shot 3 flies in mid air consecutively. Lock and load!!

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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.

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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.

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12/12/2012 Hank from Ny

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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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

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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.

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Most Recent Customer Questions

05/01/2016 Linda from Clearwater, Fl

QDoes the Bug-A-Salt gun work on large roaches and other exoskeletal insects?
I am also interested in whether the gun works on smaller roaches.

A

The†Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun†will take down flies, mosquitoes, and almost any other insect including a roach, but it should not be the only product used for eradication.†Please take a few moments to review our treatment article on†How to Get Rid of Roaches†for a successful roach control program.We suggest applying the products in one of our†Roach Control Kits.

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01/12/2016 Anne from Houston

QAny chance a Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun would take down a roach?

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The†Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun†will take down flies, mosquitoes, and almost any other insect including a roach, but it should not be the only product used for eradication.†Please take a few moments to review our treatment article on How to Get Rid of Roaches for a successful roach control program.We suggest applying the products in one of our Roach Control Kits.

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11/04/2015 Alicia from Fertile, Mn

QIs the yellow Bug-A-Salt for $47.90 the 2.0?

A

$47.90 is the current cost for the Bug A Salt Yellow. The Bug-A-Salt Yellow is the original.†We apologize the 2.0 is unavailble with no ETA at this time.

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07/12/2015 Hannah from Albany

QHow do you clean the Bug A Salt Gun?

A

You 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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04/06/2015 James from Lilburn, Ga

QAre you now selling/shipping version 2.0?
The BusASalt website has the version 2.0. Is that the version you are now selling/shipping?

AAt the moment, we only have the first Bug A Salt Guns. We would recommend checking back with us in order to see if we are stocking the Bug A Salt 2.0 guns.

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09/01/2014 Hugo from California

QCan white sand or granulated sugar be used instead of salt in the Bug-A-Salt Gun?

AThe manufacturer of the Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun recommend only table salt to prevent any clogging etc.

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06/08/2014 Rick

QWhy do you say this gun is made in USA when it is made in china?

AWhen we first started carrying the Bug-a-Salt gun it was being produced in Colorado here in the USA. If this has changed and they have started outsourcing the build of the product we are unaware. You can feel free to contact the manufacturer directly at 310-392-3288.

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03/18/2014 Rob from Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

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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01/03/2014 Freddi from Kalapana Hi

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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12/24/2013 Robert from Red Bank Nj

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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