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HeadquartersSanta Monica, CA,
United States
Key people
Lorenzo Maggiore - CEO, Erika Schimik - President
ProductsThe Original Salt Gun

Bug-A-Salt is a plastic gun that sprays table salt like a shotgun, in a conical spread pattern.

Lorenzo Maggiore invented it to kill houseflies at a distance, without creating a mess.[1] Maggiore sold 21,400 guns for over US$ 577,000 on Indiegogo by September 2012.[2][1]

Michael Dickinson of the California Institute of Technology says flies cannot dodge the tiny salt particles but they will be protected by their arthropod exoskeleton and will only be stunned.[1]

Product launch[edit]

Bug-A-Salt initially launched in July 2012 on the Indiegogo crowd-funding platform. By the time the crowd funding campaign ended, September 11, 2012, at midnight, over 21,400 Bug-A-Salt original salt guns were sold.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Reagan, Brad (2012-10-14). "In Latest Bid to Lord Over Flies, One Man Tries Salting Them Away - WSJ.com". Online.wsj.com. Retrieved 2013-02-26.
  2. ^ a b Lorenzo, Maggiore. "BugASalt- The Final Push". indiegogo. indiegogo.com. Retrieved 27 October 2016.

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