Bug-A-Salt is basically an air-powered rifle that zaps flies and other creepy crawlies with a pinch of table salt at high velocity. It requires no battery power or charging and instead uses compressed air to blast a pinch of table salt at the intended target, and holds enough salt for 50 shots before reloading. Product page. Continue reading for a video and more information.

Here’s what a company representative has to say: “This is a completely safe way to take out an annoying bug. Because it uses ordinary granulated table salt, it would never break the skin on even the smallest child – although we do not recommend firing it at people. If you’ve got half-decent aim, you can take out a fly from more than three feet away. It’s an extremely effective method of killing pesky mosquitoes and moths as well.” More information.

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