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Salt-firing shotgun gives offers up a fun way to kill insects

The only thing that makes an incredibly hot summer even more irritating is insects. Wouldn’t it be nice to eat outside without being annoyed by flies and other nasty creatures? Well, an Indiegogo project has created a salt-firing shotgun to take down these bugs.

The Bug-A-Salt created by Skell inc. gives people an easy and non-toxic way to kill flies and other insects. Every time you use the gun, the shotgun fires a pinch of salt at the fly, killing it instantly. As the gun doesn’t use toxins it’s safe to fire if you have pets or small children in the house. Using ordinary table salt for ammunition means it’s a cheap way to deal with pests, too. The gun’s firing range is around 3 feet and can hold around 50 to 60 shots worth of salt at a time.

Bug-A-Salt comes with an automatic safety lock, which turns on every time you fire a round, and will hopefully stop your children shooting each other repeatedly. No batteries are required to use the gun either, just fill it up with salt and you’re ready to go. There’s even a sight to help you aim.

The project on Indiegogo has received a huge amount of funding already. It only needed $15,000 to reach its goal, but it has managed to raise almost $150,000 with 45 days still to go. It’s easy to see why, though. The Bug-A-Salt only costs $30 including shipping. The gun also looks like great fun to use and it’s certainly a good way to get rid of those annoying houseflies without using nasty chemicals.

Get one at Indiegogo, via Stuff

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