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Bug-A-Salt Gun

#1 Post by HuckleberryFun » Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:14 pm

I was at Sportsman's Warehouse yesterday buying ammo. Among the camping gear and assorted outdoors equipment and doo-dads I saw something called a Bug-A-Salt, which looks like a table salt shooting fly swatter in the form of an air gun. Has anyone here used one? Is it useful for getting flies, or really just a novelty item?

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#2 Post by highdesert » Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:26 pm

I use the bug zapper sold at Harbor Freight, it works great on flying insects.
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#3 Post by JoelB » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:59 pm

My son got me one as a joke. As it turns out I use it in my office on wasps that get inside. Its very effective and doesn't make a mess. Its range is much greater than the Harbor Freight swatter.

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#4 Post by lurker » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:58 pm

highdesert wrote:I use the bug zapper sold at Harbor Freight,
i have this, and occasionally wander the house saying "kill, Kill, KILL!".
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#5 Post by HuckleberryFun » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:43 pm

lurker wrote:
highdesert wrote:I use the bug zapper sold at Harbor Freight,
i have this, and occasionally wander the house saying "kill, Kill, KILL!".
Do this in your skivvies and the picture is complete! :P
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#6 Post by CrazyWolf » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:45 pm

Have one at home, I quite like it. I wish I brought it with me to SF, for some reason there's a bunch of flying bugs in my apartment that could use a-salting, and I'd prefer to be able to leave my window open.
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#7 Post by Maccabee » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:47 pm

CrazyWolf wrote:Have one at home, I quite like it. I wish I brought it with me to SF, for some reason there's a bunch of flying bugs in my apartment that could use a-salting, and I'd prefer to be able to leave my window open.
Are they those stupid mayflies that just fly around in circles in the center of the room?

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#8 Post by SwampGrouch » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:49 pm

DoctorB (doesn't sign on very often) has one. It's not long range, but it does take the little buggers out. (My Harbor Freight bug badminton racquet works great if you can make contact with the damn things, but that's not always easy.)
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#9 Post by lurker » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:43 pm

HuckleberryFun wrote:
lurker wrote:
highdesert wrote:I use the bug zapper sold at Harbor Freight,
i have this, and occasionally wander the house saying "kill, Kill, KILL!".
Do this in your skivvies and the picture is complete! :P
underwear?
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#10 Post by SwampGrouch » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:25 am

lurker wrote:
HuckleberryFun wrote:
lurker wrote:
highdesert wrote:I use the bug zapper sold at Harbor Freight,
i have this, and occasionally wander the house saying "kill, Kill, KILL!".
Do this in your skivvies and the picture is complete! :P
underwear?
Aaaaiiiii!!! I must dig my mind's eye out with a red hot spoon!!
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#11 Post by lurker » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:50 am

SwampGrouch wrote:
lurker wrote:
HuckleberryFun wrote:
lurker wrote: i have this, and occasionally wander the house saying "kill, Kill, KILL!".
Do this in your skivvies and the picture is complete! :P
underwear?
Aaaaiiiii!!! I must dig my mind's eye out with a red hot spoon!!
my work here is done.
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#12 Post by CrazyWolf » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:40 pm

Maccabee wrote:
CrazyWolf wrote:Have one at home, I quite like it. I wish I brought it with me to SF, for some reason there's a bunch of flying bugs in my apartment that could use a-salting, and I'd prefer to be able to leave my window open.
Are they those stupid mayflies that just fly around in circles in the center of the room?
Some seem larger, judging by my bites and the tiny blood-streaks when I catch them, some are huge mosquitoes.
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#13 Post by FlyGuy » Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:24 pm

This type of weapon Scares me.
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#14 Post by chaoticmind » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:59 am

HuckleberryFun wrote:Has anyone here used one? Is it useful for getting flies, or really just a novelty item?
They work quite well. I bought mine for black widows. For larger insects, buy the coarse salt.
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#15 Post by CDFingers » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:32 am

FlyGuy wrote:This type of weapon Scares me.
:roflmao:

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#16 Post by lurker » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:38 am

skeeters. i very much prefer to kill skeeters than to shoo them away. if you shoo them away they just come back. kill them. kill kill kill. die, bloodsuckers. kill.
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#17 Post by rascally » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:15 pm

chaoticmind wrote:
HuckleberryFun wrote:Has anyone here used one? Is it useful for getting flies, or really just a novelty item?
They work quite well. I bought mine for black widows. For larger insects, buy the coarse salt.
Every hunter knows the importance of using the proper ammo for the game being pursued...
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#18 Post by chaoticmind » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:26 pm

rascally wrote:Every hunter knows the importance of using the proper ammo for the game being pursued...
Indeed

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#19 Post by Riverkilt » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:56 pm

I followed their development funding on Facebook. Finally bought one at Sportsman's Warehouse (no shipping cost). Love it for flies and spiders...much less mess than swatting.

No clue why some kid doesn't have a route going from restaurant to restaurant killing their flies for a few bucks.
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