You may know the Bug-A-Salt saline-slinging gun as a fun alternative to traditional fly swatters. Who’d want to swing a rudimentary badminton racket at flying pests when you can pull a trigger and blast them out of mid-air?
Tom in Oregon reviewed the Bug-A-Salt 2.0 and pronounced it “handy” and a good way to get in a little wingshooting practice while he barbecues. Fun times!
But what if the flying critters at your house are more menacing than common houseflies? Does a Bug-A-Salt 2.0 pack enough of a ballistic punch to take down flying insects that can inflict some real pain should you fail to neutralize them?
Rob Fox, who writes for our sister publication Rare.us, set out to see if a Bug-A-Salt 2.0 is of a high enough caliber to take care of a budding wasp problem.
Short answer: no.
If flies are buzzing around you, a Bug-A-Salt 2.0 is enough to dispatch them. But if something with more oomph is flying in or around your home, you’ll probably have to do what Rob did and resort to conventional chemical weaponry. It’s the only way to be sure.