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How To Get Rid Of Flies With A Bug-A-Salt Fly Killing Salt Gun

Updated on July 12, 2015


Bug-A-Salt Original Salt Gun
Bug-A-Salt Original Salt Gun

Toss out your fly swatters, bug zappers, nasty spray cans of fly killing insectides, sticky papers, and cyanide jars. Their is no mor fun way to irrdicate fly's with the Bug-A-Salt fly gun. It's a Shot gun that shoots a pattern of salt at bugs and knock the out cold or dead, with no yucky guts strewn about, leaving them to be easily cleaned up... Are you ready to go on "Fly Safari"?


Getting Rid of Flies With The Bug-A-Salt

The Bug-A-Salt is an air powered, salt shooting, plastic shot gun designed to *safely get rid of flies. It is this years hottest fly removal product. *The gun does shoot a projectile pattern of salt so some care is needed not to aim at people or pets

Get rid of flies

Bug-A-Salt safely gets rid of common house flies and other flying insects... That is if by get rid of flies you mean hunt and shoot them down. This unique fly control method is the brainchild of Santa Monica artist Lorenzo Maggiore. The Bug-A-Salt safely shoots a pinch of salt, which after being released spreads in a shot gun like pattern and kills any house flies that get in it's path.

A lot more fun than a fly swatter

Answering the age old question of how to kill flies without the squishy aftermath, and have fun doing it. The Bug-A-Salt shot gun is soon to be the armament of choice for the novice fly killer. Forget about the fly traps, fly tapes, fly zappers, fly catchers and toxic bug killer, you will never again have to cower in fear when house flies invade. Arm yourself with the Bug-A-Salt shotgun.

Bug-A-Salt available through e-Bay and Amazon

The Bug-A-Salt was introduced in "2012" as a crowdfunded project through In the early days the salt gun was available only as a direct purchase through the inventors web site, but you can now find the gun readily available, for easy purchase, through e-Bay, and Amazon, the product links are shown below.

Photo Credit: Screen Shot From Bug-A-Salt You Tube Video

Bug-A-Salt Fly gun

How Does The Bug-A-Salt Gun Work ?

The gun is a plastic pump air gun that uses the force of pneumatic pressure stored within the air reservoir to expel a perfectly measured amount of table salt. Although the impact of the salt is not harmful to pets or humans, it's deadly to common house flies and other flying insects that get in it's path. It's actually a simple process that brings the concept of a shot gun to scale.

The dispersion pattern of the gun is identical to steel shot being expelled from a traditional shotgun. Most people are ambivalent to being spattered with a half teaspoon of salt, but the tiny salt crystals are perfectly sized to impose deadly force on the house fly.

Easy enough to use, the Gun-A-Salt needs no batteries. Simply load the gun with salt; holding up to 50 shots at a time. Slide back the pump action handle which pops up your sight, signaling the gun is ready to fire. Click off the safety aim and fire!

Bug Assault #3 Most Funded Project Ever At Indiegogo

bug-a-salt web page
bug-a-salt web page

Where Can I Get a Bug-A-Salt Shotgun ?

You can't, at least not yet. You see the project is in the funding process and is a featured success story at . Apparently the Bug-A-Salt Gun has met with such popularity that it has exceeded it's original funding request by twelve fold. and still has 38 days to go as I write this.

From : ""SKELL INC. is a start up company founded by the Santa Monica and artist Lorenzo Maggiore as a vehicle to bring his artist creations to commercial life. The initial product offering of SKELL INC. is the BUG-A-SALT insect eradication device

But don't despair, although you cannot actually get your gun now. You can be one of the first to receive them by participating in the initial funding process. There are many levels of participation available... ranging from a 30 dollar submission which gets you your very own, one of the first Bug-A-Salt Guns off the assembly line. Additionally there are several other levels of participation which include include Buddy Deals, By the Dozen and even a Gross, that's 12 dozen, or a case of 144 Bug-A-Salt Guns for a contribution of $2,500.

The funding project for Bug-A-Salt will completed on or about 09/11/2012.

Mighty Bug-A-Salt , Salt Gun Fly Killer Link List

Still not convinced that this is the coolest must have can't live without gadget of the year? Check out these links to other articles and videos.

Black Airzooka Air Gun

Airzooka - Black
Airzooka - Black

I'm always amazed at the different ways we can use the physical sciences to amuse ourselves. back in the 70's I remember something like this, only as I recall it was a blunt megaphone shape and made of metal.

So, the reviews on this toy air gun are interesting to say the least and although I don't think it can be used to kill flies, it would probably be a hoot to shake them up a bit. Anyone for rousting a hornets nest? "Just Kidding"... please don't do that; No really, but if you do let me know how it went : ) .

amazon bug blaster
amazon bug blaster

Bug Blaster Air Gun Attachment

Salt Gun Fly Killer

Currently Unavailable through Amazon

Here's another clever device (not associated with the Bug-A-Salt gun) for those of you that want to adapt an existing air pistol to function similarly and with more impact. Yes, it actually turns your air pistol into a salt gun fly killer.

The Bug Blaster is an attachment that fits on the end o an air gun pistol, turning the air pistol into an air salt, bug killing shot gun. According to Bug Blaster this attachment can also bye used with an air rifle, but with minimized results.

After you have followed the instructions completely and the Bug Blaster Attachment has been secured, you load the attachment with common table salt and fire away.

The manufacturer suggests that your air gun has a minimum muzzel velocity of 400 feet per second (fps) in order to get the best results. The Bug Baster attachment does come with some additional warnings from the manufacturer:

WARNING: When discharged against hard surfaces the salt can ricochet. Caution should be exercised when other persons or pets are nearby. Discharged salt from the Bugblaster may have sufficient velocity to penetrate the skin or damage the eye.

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What are your thoughts about the Bug-A-Salt Fly Gun ?

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      Bob Zau 3 years ago

      @julieannbrady: I have one, and the flies don't last long around these parts. Thanks for stopping by!

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      julieannbrady 3 years ago

      My thoughts? I WANT ONE.

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      Bob Zau 4 years ago

      @LampsPest: They are a lot of fun to use and a great conversation piece. I had a couple of opportunities to use mine yesterday.

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      LampsPest 4 years ago

      I love this I am going to have to purchase one of these.

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      Bob Zau 4 years ago

      @sybil watson: I'm sure of it, and I can attest that they are very effective.

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      sybil watson 4 years ago

      My teenagers would love to have a fly gun like this - what a great invention.

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      Bob Zau 5 years ago

      @flycatcherrr: I've actually wondered, when "you" would wander to this lens -

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      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      I'm oddly intrigued.

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      Scott A McCray 5 years ago

      That is high on the "just wow" list...gotta have one! (security word is "gooptoes" - oddly appropriate.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm not normally violent, but this looks like FUN!!! I hope it will be available in the UK at some point.

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      stylishimo1 5 years ago

      Wow! I want one for my dad now :) What a great idea! Personally though....and I know this is weird...I knock the flies out by hand, then put them outside to wake up again and fly off.

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      TyGatti LM 5 years ago

      This looks pretty awesome lol

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      WeaselPuppy 5 years ago

      My sister-in-law needs one!

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      kabbalah lm 5 years ago

      Sounds like a great device. I want one for those nasty mosquitoes

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      IamShea 5 years ago

      Wow, this has got me wishing that we had flies just so that I could buy one!

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      Jo-Jackson 5 years ago

      I like whacking flies with a fly swat, but this looks fun too.

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      Bluetooth gadgets 5 years ago

      No more roled up newspaper for me, this thing looks great :)

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      dana247365 5 years ago

      Hilarious and intriguing! SO glad you came to like my lens, because I would have missed finding this invention!

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      darciefrench lm 5 years ago

      My daughter would love to hunt and shoot flies

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      ToolManCan 5 years ago

      Very cool and unique lens concept. I hope it does well for you.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Interesting. I'm sure lots of little boys (and big ones) would love to attack flies with this gun!

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      Bob Zau 5 years ago

      @pcgamehardware: Thanks for the attention. Glad you liked the lens.

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      pcgamehardware 5 years ago

      Looks promising, I don't I would enjoy being a fly when these are available to the general public. :) Nice unique lens, Liked and Blessed. :)

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      RedHairedRockHead 5 years ago

      Hahahaha this is awesome! My cats used to be my fly assault team but they are old now, and retired. I need the Bug-A-Salt.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The future looks grim for bugs when these become available!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Bug-A-Salt sounds radical...finally a shot gun to go after those peskiest pests and you've done it with fun!

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      MimayManalo 5 years ago

      so cool.. wanna have some of this, i just like it, so useful..

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      Ardyn25 5 years ago

      Interesting lens I never heard of them before.

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      Melissa Miotke 5 years ago from Arizona

      These look fun.

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      Bob Zau 5 years ago

      @anonymous: They are not actually available yet but you can pre-buy at the indiegogo funding site.

      Follow the link to and when you have arrived at the salt-a-gun page look to the left hand side and click one one the receive this perks buttons.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Want to order one, but very hard to follow instructions. Please help!!!!

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      Bob Zau 5 years ago

      I can't wait to get my Bug-A-Salt gun. This is just, too cool...


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