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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New and improved 2.0 version

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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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  • 103 of 109 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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  • 68 of 75 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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  • 56 of 63 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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  • 51 of 54 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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  • 41 of 49 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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
  • 23 of 27 people found this review helpful:

    1 of 5 stars  bugged
    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!

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  • 18 of 32 people found this review helpful:

    1 of 5 stars  Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt
    By Domenick in Pompano Beach, Florida on 01/08/2015
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    Stinks, doesn't kill anything, not small lizards, or moths. Doesn't shoot any salt unless you cock it and shake it...Do they really expect a fly or bug to pose for you to get close enough to shoot it....A real piece of junk for the money and they won't even send you a shipping label to send it back. Do not recommend it at all to anyone!!!!

    Expert Response   Expert response:
    Please be aware that the Bug-A-Salt gun is not intended to kill larger insects or any kind of amphibian, including lizards. If you are having trouble using the product, then you may always contact us, or you may reach the manufacturer, Skell, Inc., at 310-392-3288 or support@bugasalt.com to troubleshoot. In general, we do not provide shipping labels for returns since we offer a full refund on valid returns (we do not deduct outgoing shipping), but we are always happy to discuss each situation on a case-by-case basis. Please feel free to call us at 866-581-7378 M-F 9a-5p EST if you have any questions or concerns.

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  • 30 of 39 people found this review helpful:

    1 of 5 stars  Junk! Don't waste your money!
    By Riley in New Hebron, MS on 09/10/2014
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    Used for one day then the gun broke, will not pump.. Manufacture would not warranty.. Don't buy this product..

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  • 24 of 26 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  Waited for this product...
    By Richard in Oregon on 07/25/2014
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    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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  • 22 of 25 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Love the Bug-A-Salt, makes killing flies fun!
    By Sam in Cumming, GA on 06/05/2014

    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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  • 23 of 26 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  FLY Gun
    By Joe in Columbia, SC on 05/16/2014
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    Tried this on Wasps and Carpenter Bees. Doesn't work so hot. Good for what it designed for, Flies.

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  • 32 of 41 people found this review helpful:

    2 of 5 stars  major problem
    By Joe in tavernier, FL on 01/01/2014
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    i live in Florida and salt in the reservoir quickly absorbs water from the air and doesn't refill the empty chamber. Even with fresh salt, the flies are stunned, not killed. if they fall into an inaccessible location, they recover and haunt you once again.

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  • 25 of 30 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Be sure to test fire for a good pattern.
    By Cole in Cedar Falls on 10/31/2013
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    Mine shoots low, but once I compensate for that it's great. I've even taken a flying wasp down from 3 ft. It won't kill them, but it will shred their wings so you can finish them off easier. Much better than flailing around with a fly swatter!

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  • 31 of 46 people found this review helpful:

    3 of 5 stars  not so great
    By Rob in Stafford nj on 07/19/2013
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    nowhere near accurate at 3 feet. you have to get very close to kill the fly.

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  • 16 of 18 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Love it
    By Rick in MA on 04/19/2013
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    Beats a rolled up newspaper every time. I love this thing. Would like smaller size but it feels solid, works very well. I'm going to buy another. Bravo!

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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

9 of 11 people found this answer helpful.
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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

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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07/12/2015 Hannah from Albany

QHow do you clean the Bug A Salt Gun?

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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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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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09/28/2013 David from Midland, Tx

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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08/01/2013 Clayton from Ottawa On

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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04/21/2013 Equintano from Florida

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

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