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MACVAD LTD. is proud to be announced as the Exclusive New Zealand Distributor for SKELL INC of BUG-A-SALT.

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Skell Inc., patent holder & manufacturer of the BUG-A-SALT insect eradication device, is proud to announce a new global distribution partnership with MACVAD of New Zealand. 

Since BUG-A-SALT launched in 2012, due to a horrific problem with blood-sucking sand files, New Zealand has been the #1 market requesting to purchase BUG-A-SALT guns.  Initially, Skell was not able to consider New Zealand due to a lack of inventory.  More recently, distribution was held back due to a lack of a suitable strategic partner. Erika Schimik, President, Skell Inc., states, "The release of our product in New Zealand is long overdue, and we are proud to announce we have chosen to partner with a strong industry leader such as MACVAD.  With over 30 years of experience in the retail sector, we feel Sharl Short and his marketing & customer service team at MACVAD will serve as a natural extension of our brand – reinforcing our strong commitment to customer service & quality control as we expand globally."  

"From the moment I saw this amazing product, I realized MACVAD simply had to get this agency. I am grateful for Erika and Lorenzo of Skell Inc. to have given us this opportunity. My team and I will be working very hard to ensure we make this a huge success, 'Down Under'. We have already pre-booked trade fair booths, engineered social media campaigns, and the stock is on its way. Look out flies and other pesky insects. Your Kiwi days are numbered, one salt-shot at a time!" says Sharl Short, Director, MACVAD NZ LTD.  Email us on to ensure you get on our mailing list for the latest updates or ring us on 0800 622 823 (NZ calls only) and leave us your contact details.

About BUG-A-SALT & Skell Inc.

The BUG-A-SALT is a miniaturized shotgun, which uses ordinary table salt as a lethal, non-toxic projectile.  The BUG-A-SALT has an accuracy range of within three feet, leaves bugs whole for easy cleanup, and is a surefire fun way to enjoy a disgusting task. 

Skell Inc. is the brainchild of CEO, patent holder, and inventor Lorenzo Maggiore and serves as the holding company for BUG-A-SALT products and merchandise.  Summer 2012, Lorenzo launched a video telling the story of his journey on crowd-funding website,  The video quickly went viral, resulting in the sale of over 20,000 units.  As of 2018, BUG-A-SALT has sold over 1.5M insect eradication devices and continues to globally patent & trademark new products each year.  BUG-A-SALT insect eradication videos have received over 45 million views online.  In addition, Mr. Maggiore and his invention have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Yahoo! News, BUZZFEED, Huffington Post, Wired, and Reddit.   For more information about our products, please visit us at


SKELL INC. is a start up company founded by the artist Lorenzo Maggiore as a vehicle to bring his creations to commercial life. SKELL INC. is constantly in the process of developing other interesting products in the near future on other planets.

The initial product offering of SKELL INC. is the BUG-A-SALT™ insect eradication device, an invention originally proto-typed all the way back in 1994.  Through the help of family and friends, Lorenzo finally pulled it off in 2012 when the BUG-A-SALT launched via crowd-funding.    Brief recap of the product launch and major milestones below.

- After working on the BUG-A-SALT for decades, in 2012, Lorenzo is "officially" granted an "Official Patent of Invention".

- May 2012, Lorenzo created a BUG-A-SALT video telling the story of his journey.  

- July 2012, the BUG-A-SALT pre-sale launched on crowd-funding site.

- The BUG-A-SALT video posted on YOUTUBE and quickly went viral attracting press, bloggers, and customers worldwide. 

- October 2012, The Wall Street Journal ran a front page article featuring the BUG-A-SALT and Lorenzo.  

- By the end of 2012, Lorenzo took orders for over 20,000 units and raised over $577,000 via pre-sales.