Want a cheap, non-toxic way to wipe out insects at your next picnic or at dining table? Check out this insane shotgun-action device, the “Bugasalt,” which uses ordinary table salt to murder the little critters
BugASalt is a plastic “shotgun” that will shoot out a pinch of salt at extremely high velocities. The whole idea of BugASalt is not to harm humans, but rather, make short work of them pesky flies and other undesirable insects that want to share your home with you.
The “insect eradication device” has an effective range of three to five feet (0.9 to 1.5 m) and holds enough salt for around 50 shots. Once filled via the loader cap on the top, the gun is primed by pumping the handgrip.
This activates the pop-up sight for taking aim and the auto-safety, which needs to be manually disengaged before firing. This is because firing it into someone’s face is likely to sting quite a bit and could potentially damage an eye.
The design of the Bug-A-Salt has been finalized and turned to crowdfunding site indiegogo to cover manufacturing and shipping costs. With 15 days still remaining, the project has well and truly surpassed its US$15,000 goal with a total of over $177,280 raised so far.
The Bug-A-Salt can be seen in action in Maggiore’s indigogo video pitch video below.