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The Bug-A-Salt Fly Swatter Rifle: Kills 'Em Dead With One Shot

Updated on July 22, 2014

We recently camped on the Eastern shore of Maryland. Anyone familiar with this area is also familiar with the flies who seem to take great joy at bombing humans. These flies also bite and, they draw blood. Ah, but, not any longer - at least, not when John is around with the Bug-A-Salt fly swatter. 'Fly swatter' is not quite the right words for this contraption. 'Fly swatter on massive doses of steroids' is closer to it. 

Now, the Bug-a-Salt is not a gun in the sense of it will kill someone although, beware, John tried it on his foot yesterday to see how hard it shoots the salt out (ok, he's not the brightest bulb in the chandelier) and got a nice little cut right where the salt hit him. As with any type of gun, this one should be kept out of the hands of young children....and John....

Ok, 'what the heck is she talking about' is what I hear you saying. So, here's the specifics on this very cool, very fun pest killer:

  1. This newly fangled fly killer contraption shoots just 1/4 teaspoonful of salt from the muzzle. The salt hits the flie(s) and, boom, they drop over dead. As one reviewer put it, if they don't drop over dead, they're no longer 'flies' - more like wobbles or wingless wonders who will no longer bother you. Ever.
  2. You can pull the trigger on the Bug-a-Salt up to 50 times before reloading it with more salt.
  3. There's even a pop up eye sight which, really, is useless. John's become quite proficient at killing flies, wasps, and spiders just by pointing the thing in the general direction of the pest.
  4. The Bug-a-Salt even has a safety which resets with each pump of the gun.
  5. No batteries are needed which his a big plus if you ask me.

This entertaining fly swatter is the perfect gift for anyone who loves the great outdoors but hates the pests that come along with the joy of being out. Think fishermen, boaters, campers. You get the idea.

Credit: Thanks to BFF Bobbi for setting us up with this great bug killer as a gift. We kill all these flies in your honor, Miss!

Update 2 days after original posting - my arm is killing me! The Bug-A-Salt may be a wonderful fly pest removal system but it's hard as heck to load. I'm looking at it as exercise but I'm sore!

If the Bug-A-Salt fly killer is not your game, here's a few other items on that will help you in your quest to kill flies. 

Flowtron BK-15D Electronic Insect Killer, 1/2 Acre Coverage
Flowtron BK-15D Electronic Insect Killer, 1/2 Acre Coverage

This insect killer is a much more passive way to rid your area of flies. Not nearly as much fun as the Bug-a-Salt but reviewers love the thing.

Sourcing4U Limited The Executioner Fly Swat Wasp Bug Mosquito Swatter Zapper
Sourcing4U Limited The Executioner Fly Swat Wasp Bug Mosquito Swatter Zapper

I'm a much better shot with this mosquito swatter. 2 AA batteries fry any insect I swat at.

Flowtron BK-40D Electronic Insect Killer, 1 Acre Coverage
Flowtron BK-40D Electronic Insect Killer, 1 Acre Coverage

This is the next bug killer on my list. It's rechargeable so no batteries to worry about.


Cudos to the inventor for bringing the Bug-A-Salt rifle to market. Even bigger cudos for this fun video showing it in action.

Here we go again. Check out this video showing the fly killer in action.

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Eh, it gives him something to do.John posed for action against pesky flies. Last count: John 24, flies 3.
Eh, it gives him something to do.
Eh, it gives him something to do.
John posed for action against pesky flies. Last count: John 24, flies 3.
John posed for action against pesky flies. Last count: John 24, flies 3.

Hate flies? Me too! Please leave me comments to let me know you flew by.

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    • TJHousel profile image


      4 years ago from NE Ohio


    • Lorelei Cohen profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 

      4 years ago from Canada

      Okay I just had to check out this bug gun. You sure gave me a good chuckle for the day. I do think though that I will stick with the traditional bug zapper. I just like the sound it makes when the bug goes in. Bzzzzt!

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 

      4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      AHA! That's terrific, and I will see that my daughter gets a copy of this. She was just complaining the other day about flies around her home. She lives in the country, and lots of people have horses. When you have horses, you have flies. She'll be thrilled with this thing! hehehehe!!

    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      I can see that this is way more fun than an ordinary fly swatter. Don't let him shoot the RV though. Might be bad for the paint job.

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      4 years ago

      Great non toxic idea to rid the place of those pesky flies!


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