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A miniaturized shotgun effect is generated through this ingenious design for killing flies and other pesty insects using only ordinary table salt.
Lorenzo Maggiore
Identity Verified
Santa Monica, California
United States
3 Team Members

CAMPAIGN ENDED  September 11th, 2012 at Midnight! Over 10,000 Customers and over 21,400 BUG-A-SALT Original Salt Guns sold.  Pity the Fly!

Thanks for your incredible support!  Check in here on Indiegogo for important updates or visit us on our website at www.bugasalt.com to place an order. 

If you have any questions about this campaign or our BUG-A-SALT Original Salt Gun you can also contact us at the LORENZO HOTLINE:  310-392-3288

We started shipping  domestic USA BUG-A-SALT orders as of October 10th.  International orders are delayed pending a review of import and packaging requirements that must be met to ship them to the 70 countries we received orders from.  See Post Campaign Update #7 for details about your options as an international customer.  Thx!


SKELL INC. is a start-up company founded by the Santa Monica artist, Lorenzo Maggiore, as a vehicle to bring his artistic creations to commercial life. The initial product offering of SKELL INC. is the BUG-A-SALT™ insect eradication device. Through the help of family and friends, Lorenzo has pulled it off!  SKELL INC. is in the process of developing other interesting products in the near future on other planets.  

Your contributions will help us to create a more sustainable, non-toxic alternative for eradicating pesty insects like flies and mosquitos.  Using ordinary table salt as opposed to using dangerous chemicals and pesticides is a better way to go!     

We are close to achieving our goal of finalizing the manufacturing process in China. $15,000 will help us to cover the first run of manufacting and shipping of the BUG-A-SALT.    

We would appreciate your support!  If you like our idea and project, please spread the word and visit us at  www.bugasalt.com


No one pities the fly ...

BUG-A-SALT miniaturized shotgun effect is generated through this ingenious design. Ordinary table salt is utilized as a lethal projectile with accuracy range within 3 feet. Bugs will remain whole for easy clean up.

NO LICENSES, NO LIMITS, NO BATTERIES (18+ years Old Please, Read Safety Policy and Code of Conduct) 

Insect hunting as sport has entered the 21st century with this fun, new non-toxic device.


  1. Lift LOADER CAP and pour in ordinary granulated table salt (Holds about 50 shots).
  2. SLIDE COCKING HANDLE towards you and push away towards barrel of gun. This action will activate AUTO-SAFETY and POP-UP SIGHT will appear, indicating gun is ready to fire!
  3. Release AUTO-SAFETY by clicking towards you.
  4. Aim at target and fire!


  • Non-Toxic
  • No batteries
  • Extremely inexpensive to use
  • Excellent for flies on windows
  • Excellent for bugs on ceilings and in corners
  • Fun—Say goodbye to insect intruders



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raised by 10,764 people in 2 months
3,851% funded
No time left
$15,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on September 10, 2012
Select a Perk
  • $30USD

    1 BUG-A-SALT! Shipping included, the fly has met its match! We genuinely appreciate your support and can't wait to send them your way.

    6249 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2012
  • $40USD

    "Lone Gunman" package - (1) Single BUG-A-SALT You are the asset, the cleaner, you work alone and prefer it that way. A target has been established and plans are laid for his "trip". All that remains to finalize the "transaction" and move to the next "client". Hell, you probably live alone anyway, just clean up will ya? And no shooting the cat! Shipping included.

    337 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2012

    Limited Edition BugASalt

    (1) BugASalt, numbered and signed by the infamous artist and inventor, LORENZO! Shipping included.

    50 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2012
  • $55USD
    Buddy Deal

    (2) BUG-A-SALTS! No license, no limits! Say goodbye to insect intruders. Shipping included.

    3282 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2012
  • $95USD
    Campaign Ending Special!

    You asked for it, so here it is-- One BUG-A-SALT numbered and signed by the artist and inventor, LORENZO! Plus, two Regular BUG-A-SALTs. The single signed edition will be limited to 1000 as a special thank you to our early supporters. Get this collector's item now and play nice: give the other two away as gifts... Free domestic shipping in the Continental USA.

    167 out of 950 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2012
  • $165USD
    (6) BugASalts

    "BBQ Special" - 6 Pack of BUG-A-SALT guns Show up to, (if ever invited), the next outdoor festivities with weaponry to share. (not with the kids please!), and it's open season on all flying PESTS! Impress your loser friends and bother women all at one time! Better offer to help clean up you tool! Shipping included.

    493 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2012
  • $285USD
    (12) BugASalts

    Big Game Special - (12) BUG-A-SALT guns. Finally an effort towards legitimacy on your part. Be the stand out superstar of the next big event with weaponry to share. Maybe it's a work related function? (You are employed, right?). Possibly a community or neighborhood affair, (they have trouble keeping you out of those) where you'll be loved by the masses for sharing the adult toy that's not for the bedroom. Get your mind out of the gutter! Shipping included.

    135 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2012
  • $2,500USD
    (144) BugASalts

    "Arms Dealer" - (144) BUG-A-SALTS! Here is your opportunity to finally make a difference in the world, and a buck. If you are not completely satisfied with the performance and quality of the BugASalt, we will return a FULL refund on this perk! Free shipping.

    22 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2012
  • $120,000USD
    Container Load Deal (7000)

    OK. You watch FPS Russia's YouTube Channel and are responsible for 3 million of his 460 million views. Or you're just him looking for 7,000 guns to use on all the flies after the carnage and mayhem. Either way, you're serious about the impending insect armageddon or simply spot a great business opportunity. You will receive a container load of BUG-A-SALTS from the early production runs. Supplies are limited so this is a big head-start. USA only. You pay freight. Contact us for terms.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2012
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