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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:||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.|
|Shipping Weight:||2.80 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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257 of 286 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.
136 of 154 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.
115 of 134 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!!
101 of 136 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..
92 of 103 people found this review helpful:
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.
Bug a salt fly & bugsalt gun
By Heidi in Navarre on 11/10/2017
Love this product. ..
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
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
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
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.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful:
By Dianna in Roseville on 07/26/2017
Salt who want to clean up salt all day
3 of 4 people found this review helpful:
By Darlene in San Jancinto on 07/03/2017
My husband is the Fly sniper since I bought him the Bug a salt gun. I think he leaves the door open on purpose , just so those Darn Flies can come in. And I went to fill the salt shaker and I had no salt in the pantry, what did I say honey!!!!! HE SAYS what? It was Rusty the dog. Anyway my husband totally enjoys this gun he says Chris Kyle has nothing on him. Great product the only thing that that could make it better if it had a vacuum attached.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
Bug A salt purchase
By Patrick in Harriman on 06/21/2017
Fast free shipping. Very pleased with gun. It's fun and effective. Girlfriend loves it because it kills spiders from a safe distance.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
Takes the work out of killing flies.
By James in Marlton, New Jersey on 06/14/2017
I purchased one right after they were introduced on the market. I have killed hundreds of flies, some camel crickets with multiple shots and a carpenter bee with multiple shots. There is no other easier safe way to kill the pesky critters. I have even lukily killed a few on the wing. It sure beats missing them with a swatter or rolled up newspaper.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful:
By Beach2916 in Riverview, fl. on 06/08/2017
Got this for the lizards and frogs, works on the lizards so far. Shoot them in the face and they're blinded, then you can have you're way with them. Frogs are next. works good, seems very durable. Ammunition is cheap. No need for the iodized ammunition.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful:
Loads of fun
By James in Morehead City NC on 04/26/2017
I have the 2.0 camo edition. I absolutely love this thing. I don't know if it was made to kill wasps or not but it will, and I usually camp out by a pile of dog doo and kill flies when I get bored. It has provided me with hours of entertainment.
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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.
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.
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
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.
12/01/2017 Jeff from Mcallen, Tx
QHow come my Bug assault isn't killing flys even though I'm within 2 feet of them?
I've done the foil target practice and I'm dead aim within 3 feet of the target. How come it isn't killing flys when I shoot them no matter how close or far away I am. They are stunned briefly but are back up within minutes BUGGING me again.
A We apologize but are uncertain why the†Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun†would not be killing flies. The manufacturer prefers to troubleshoot any issues so we recommend contacting SKELL INC. 310-392-3288.
We apologize but are uncertain why the†Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun†would not be killing flies. The manufacturer prefers to troubleshoot any issues so we recommend contacting SKELL INC. 310-392-3288.
09/05/2017 Fabian from New York
QHow does the Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun kill bugs?
A The Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun kills insects by force and dehydration.
The Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun kills insects by force and dehydration.
08/29/2017 Mcr from Rayne, La
QWill the Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun kill gnats?
A Yes, the†Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun†can be used on just about any nuisance insect.†
Yes, the†Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun†can be used on just about any nuisance insect.†
07/16/2017 Christian from Yuma, Az
QWhy does the safety re-engage as I pull the trigger before a shot goes out?
A †We apologize but are uncertain why the Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun†would be doing this. †The manufacturer prefers to troubleshoot any issues so we recommend contacting SKELL INC. 310-392-3288.†
†We apologize but are uncertain why the Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun†would be doing this. †The manufacturer prefers to troubleshoot any issues so we recommend contacting SKELL INC. 310-392-3288.†
07/06/2017 Jim from Parsons, Ks
QMy Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun will NOT stayed cocked! What is going wrong?
A If moisture has gotten into the gun and hardened the salt, it could cause the gun to jam.†To make sure you effectively get your Bug A Salt Gun clean and working properly, we recommend contacting SKELL INC. directly at 310-392-3288.†
If moisture has gotten into the gun and hardened the salt, it could cause the gun to jam.†To make sure you effectively get your Bug A Salt Gun clean and working properly, we recommend contacting SKELL INC. directly at 310-392-3288.†
06/30/2017 Kathi from Fort Lauderdale, Fl
QCan I use the Bug-A-Salt gun to control iguanas?
A No, we cannot recommend that you use the Bug-A-Salt Gun for iguanas or any animals other than non-stinging flying insects and other small insects.†
No, we cannot recommend that you use the Bug-A-Salt Gun for iguanas or any animals other than non-stinging flying insects and other small insects.†
04/13/2017 Jayden from Morganton L, Nc
QHow do you clean the Bug A Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun?
Ours won't shoot out salt for some reason.
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.†
QCan Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun be used in a deer stand?
For insects like wasps, bees and carpenter bees
A Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun†can be used inside and outside for flies, mosquitoes, and almost any other insect. †Technically you are not supposed to shoot anything that stings so we can't tell you that it will kill a carpenter bee, wasp†or other 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
Bug-A-Salt Fly & Bug Salt Gun†can be used inside and outside for flies, mosquitoes, and almost any other insect. †Technically you are not supposed to shoot anything that stings so we can't tell you that it will kill a carpenter bee, wasp†or other 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
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.
07/04/2016 Bob from Cincinnati, Ohio
QApproximately how much salt does the Bug A Salt Gun shoot out? Does it make a mess in the house?
A The Bug-A-Salt & Bug Salt Gun will hold enough salt to shoot at least 50 shots before reloading. This will not make a mess unless you are continually shooting salt in one direction.†
The Bug-A-Salt & Bug Salt Gun will hold enough salt to shoot at least 50 shots before reloading. This will not make a mess unless you are continually shooting salt in one direction.†