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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Bugs, Bugging You? - Here's A Way To Exact Revenge That's Fun!

Open Doors=Bugs!
    I hate bugs. Flying, crawling, whatever, they make me miserable. When I go to sleep in my RV, I hate when that high pitched buzzing gets close to my ear. It makes it impossible for me to sleep! And, don't get me started on the common housefly. Why do they enjoy RV travel as much as we do? Even with my screen door, they still get in! Well, after years of squishing them with fly swatters, rolled up magazines and catching them with Chopsticks, I have found a better way of taking them out...even in mid-air. It's much more sanitary than crushing them against some surface and WAY easier to clean off. Besides, it's oddly enjoyable!


Bug-A-Salt 2.0
It's called the Bug-A-Salt. A tool specifically designed to annihilate all types of bugs with a specific emphasis on flying ones. Version 3.0 is out now (yes, I just ordered one!) but Version 2.0 has been available for a few years. How's it work? Well, it shoots a tiny bit of table salt from a small reservoir on top out a plastic barrel with enough force to decimate a bug at about 3 feet. Kind of like a microscopic shotgun blast. Since it's just table salt, it's easy to clean up. Not that enough salt comes out in the first place to worry about cleaning. 80 Shots is only about 2 teaspoons of salt. You set it up to fire by pulling back on the forward grip (the pump) which compresses a spring that is the motive force behind each shot. It also engages a safety device that must be disengaged before it will fire.

Bug-A-Salt 3.0
Once ready to go, look down the sights, aim at the nasty bug, and fire! If you got the aim right...bug is done. Pick it up with a tissue and throw it away. Un-smushed! If it's still moving take a close range shot...it won't be for long. When you get really good, you can take them out of the air. It's tougher to do, but possible. The "rifle" is about 20" long and has NO stock, so it is a bit awkward to aim. It's really too big to use as a pistol, and too short (with no stock) to use as a rifle, braced against your shoulder. It's almost like a mini pistol grip shotgun with no recoil at all. Since it's awkward to hold, the heavy trigger pull can really spoil your aim. It takes practice. but once mastered, worth all the time it took!

This thing can launch salt at an astonishing rate. DO NOT SHOOT ANYONE WITH IT! It can do serious damage to the eyes. I mean it! Allegedly, the new V3.0 has a better trigger pull...we shall see. Until then, I am going to keep my nights bug free and my sleep undisturbed.

Be Seeing You...Down The Road,

Rich "The Wanderman"

www.thewanderman.com

10 comments:

  1. I've got two Bug-A-Salt guns. Have had them for years (so I guess mine are 1.0 versions). I have to get pretty close to kill flies. But what I've noticed about this killing machine is this. I think flies have DNA that somehow warns them when you even THINK of grabbing a fly swatter, or rolled up newspaper, or whatever else you kill files with. They just KNOW, and take off. Not so with this gun. Their DNA hasn't recorded this machine yet, and I can get up as close as two inches - AND BLAST THEM! It's great fun, and I even shoot them through the screen with no ill effect on the screen. But I wonder what version 3.0 has over my ancient 1.0 versions. I'm on their email list and remember getting a note saying the newer ones were more "powerful". I wonder if that's true.

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    1. Mr. Tommy,

      I will let you know as soon as I receive my 3.0 version. I do know that the 2,0 version is good for kills at up to 3 feet.

      Rich "The Wanderman"

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  2. I may try this. I seem to have an infestation of moths. They appear out of nowhere, for weeks, 3 or 4 at a time.

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    1. 2oldman,
      Moths sound like they would be an inviting aerial target.

      Have at it!

      Rich "The Wanderman"

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  3. I have two of those. One for the RV and one for house. They are a blast, pardon the pun. And, believe it or not, the flies learn, after the gun has been out working for a while, to stay away.

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    1. sgr,
      After the learn...it becomes more of a challenge. Go on a fly hunt...it's fun!

      Rich "The Wanderman"

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  4. I have had one of these toy guns for a few years. The man who came up with the idea has made millions and deservedly so. The gun is very well built for one and quickly mastered. Anyone can shoot it and be able to hit the offensive bugs. They even have a optional laser that will assist your aim. And I swear, after blasting a few flies you will notice that the rest of the flies leave your area. I have seen it happen many times. Worth the money, I have bought them as gifts.

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    1. Unknown,
      Like a warning shot....is warning for NEXT fly!

      Rich "The Wanderman"

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  5. what about all that salt all over the RV

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    1. roboclock,
      It's a TINY amount per shot and vacuums up easily.

      Rich "The Wanderman"

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