How Bug-A-Salt Went From Gimmick To Big Business | Forbes

Lorenzo Maggiore, inventor of the Bug-A-Salt, a toy gun designed to kill flies with a burst of salt, launched the business in 2012. After raising nearly $600,000 through an Indiegogo campaign that first year, the company sold 50,000 units. Last year, the company sold 750,000 units, bringing in north of $20 million in sales.

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  2. I hope he makes a long range precision model in the future. 2 to 3 foot range is a tad short. 5 to 6 feet would be a dream but I understand that then, at the muzzle, it can be dangerous. A 3 to 4 foot long range precision version please!

  3. Life hack. Buy a 10$ Blacklight flashlight.. zip tie it to The 3.0.. go out at night and kill more scorpions than you can ever imagine… I’ve killed well over 2000.

  4. Impressed that mine has lasted so long. Really close up works. Beyond a few feet works. There seems to be a middle range though where the air arrives just before the salt with enough force to often trigger the fly to fly away in time to save itself.

  5. I have the camo version of the bug a salt and I absolutely LOVE IT! I hated spraying the flies and mosquitoes with bug spray and the chemical smells it would leave behind. I've decimated all bugs in my home with this product.

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