The Story Behind the Bug-A-Salt High-Performance Salt Rifle

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True story. Here I sit, underneath the awning at our campsite where my family and I are enjoying a week-long vacation getaway in the woods in Michigan’s upper peninsula, trying to enjoy my morning coffee. The never-ending attack from flies is horrendous and beyond irritating.

Luckily, I’m armed and ready for battle with those annoying little pests. I have my Bug-A-Salt rifle and enough ammo to fend off thousands of flies! I know I’m fighting an uphill battle. I’m just one guy with one Bug-A-Salt high-performance salt rifle. But the battle rages on and I must continue to fight.

Meet the Founder (from Surfer to Self-Made Millionaire and CEO)

Lorenzo Maggiore is the mastermind behind the Bug-A-Salt high-performance salt rifle. An 8th-grade dropout who hung wallpaper for a living and had a passion for surfing – Lorenzo had this idea for a gun that could kill flies and he could never let it go.

It took decades, a few twists of fate, and some urging from friends – but Lorenzo made his vision a reality and he is now worth millions due to the success of his invention!

Image Credit: Bug-A-Salt

Lorenzo’s story really is fascinating – as told in this feature piece about him on CNBC. In his own words…

“I was a weird kid, I didn’t like flies… They land on poo, and then they land on your food. Anything that does that, I’m not really interested in.”

Read the entire artricle on CNBC.com

I highly suggest you click over to CNBC and read the full article (and watch the video). It’s inspiring, to say the least, for any aspiring entrepreneur or inventor (or just somebody who has an idea).

The Bug-A-Salt High-Performance Salt Rifle

Basically, the Bug-A-Salt rifle is a plastic gun, that seems like a toy, designed to effectively shoot salt at flies (or other bugs or pests) to either kill or stun them. It is a practical tool to keep handy for camping, outdoor picnics, patio/deck gatherings, or anywhere else you’d like to eliminate flies without a fly swatter.

See Bug-A-Salt on Amazon

What does Bug-A-Salt do?

A Bug-A-Salt gun uses ordinary table salt as ammunition for a projectile that will kill or stun insects from up to 10 feet away. The plastic gun sprays salt in a conical spray pattern, similar to a blast pattern from a shotgun.

Is Bug-A-Salt Effective?

Yes! The Bug-A-Salt gun really does kill flies (or other bugs) when fired at close range. It might only stun the pest if fired from further than 3 feet. It is 100% safe to use around food!

How far does a Bug-A-Salt gun shoot?

10 feet. The Bug-A-Salt rifle is a spring-loaded gun that shoots salt in a spray pattern up to 10 feet away. It effectively kills insects up to 3 feet away and might only stun an insect further than 3 feet away.

Does Bug-A-Salt make a mess?

No, the Bug-A-Salt gun does not make a mess. Unless you consider a pinch of salt a mess. Each shot uses the equivalent to one pinch of salt.

What kind of salt do you use with Bug-A-Salt?

Ordinary table salt. The Bug-A-Salt gun is designed to be used with ordinary table salt. However, there is other salt marketed as ‘high-performance’ salt to be used with the gun. The difference is unknown and ordinary table salt is very effective.

Does Bug-A-Salt work on mosquitoes?

Yes. The Bug-A-Salt gun is extremely effective at killing mosquitoes.

Does Bug-A-Salt work on spiders?

Yes. The Bug-A-Salt gun is very effective at killing any unwanted insects without damaging surfaces behind the bug.

Is Bug-A-Salt safe to use around children or pets?

Yes. Just like with ANY gun, never aim it directly at a person or a pet. Be mindful of what is behind the insect you are aiming at and be extremely careful to not shoot towards the face/eyes of a person or a pet.

See Bug-A-Salt on Amazon

Support A Cool Entrepreneur

I already purchased my own Bug-A-Salt rifle before I learned Lorenzo’s story (as detailed above). However, I do like to support a fellow entrepreneur whenever I come across a cool story like this and it’s a product that I can actually use. This is why I wrote this post – to try to spread the story and give readers like you the opportunity to support a really cool entrepreneur.

Get a Bug-A-Salt Rifle Today!

The Bug-A-Salt rifle is now readily available at stores nationwide, like: Wal-Mart, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Menards – and probably at some smaller local retailers as well. Don’t feel like driving to your local store to see if they have it in stock? You can always buy online at the world’s largest online retailer – Amazon…

Matthew Allen
Matthew Allen
Matthew Allen is a full-time trucker, part-time blogger, and imaginary entrepreneur. He's probably not the only trucker who calls himself a dumbass. But, he is the only known trucker who is blogging about passive income. "Might be crazy, but I ain't dumb!" ~ Crazy Cooter (also Matt's CB handle) 
Matthew Allen
Matthew Allen
Matthew Allen is a full-time trucker, part-time blogger, and imaginary entrepreneur. He's probably not the only trucker who calls himself a dumbass. But, he is the only known trucker who is blogging about passive income. "Might be crazy, but I ain't dumb!" ~ Crazy Cooter (also Matt's CB handle)