This is our review post for the famous Bug-A-Salt 2.0 Eradication Gun. This bad boy was mentioned in some of our posts (mainly under natural, organic and pet safe roach killers’ related articles) and many readers have written in asking for a more in-depth review of this product and whether it’s worth their investment.
Many would like to know if the product works and whether it’s really possible to really have some fun out of this annoying pest situation.
The Bug-A-Salt gun was first introduced to us by one of the readers, and out of curiosity we bought one to try [May: it was my youngest son, John’s birthday, so might as well].
Also known as a bug salt gun, Bug-a-Salt is a plastic gun invented with the intention to destroy houseflies at a distance by spraying out table salt like a shotgun. Over 21,000 guns were sold when it’s first launched on Indiegogo (back in September 2012), making over US$570K.
Many users have tested the product on other bugs including roaches and these are some of the videos on YouTube:
It even works on other more venomous bugs like Scorpion and Spiders as well:
How it works
The Insect gun shoots out a spray of table salt which takes down the bug on contact.
Conclusion and Review
In conclusion, this product is more effective on smaller sized bugs and pests (e.g. flies, Beetle, small spiders) but do not really take down bigger pest like the roaches on its first shot. It is, however, ideal for knocking them out (almost) so you have time (and courage) to go in for the kill with a roach spray or something.
If getting rid of the pests is your main objective, then obviously the gun is not an ideal/smart option (read this article for better options for such cases). However, the Bug-A-Salt gun is a fun way to help aid and even enjoy the battle with roaches.
Get rid of pesky pests at home and have a blast in the process.
How about taking things up a notch…..
Bug-A-Salt introduced a ‘Lawn & Garden’ edition, which seems to be designed for more robust usage.
It is said to give (we quote) “more load, more power, and more fun”.
It seems like there are other bug gun alternatives in the market already.
We have yet to try it, but for those working on a budget, you may perhaps consider giving these a try instead.
If you do, pls leave your feedback and review in the comment section to share with our readers how did they fare.
Be warned….. As soon as we took down the first fly, we can’t stop playing with it. At one point, we actually hoped more flies will come.
What we personally like about this product is that we get to knock out the target (be it roaches, flies or lizards) accurately (compared to rolling up the newspaper or magazine).
Most importantly, cleaning up is a lot easier and less messy as compared to using roach spray or having to wipe the victim’s body that is stuck to the wall, the floor or the window glass.