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Keeping away flies and wasps



Don't know if this really works, going to set up today and check it out. Was forwarded to me by my father and wanted to share for what it might be worth,

ZIP LOCK BAG - Good tip!

"]We went with friends to a restaurant on Sunday for lunch and sat in

the patio section beside the store. We happened to notice zip lock baggies

pinned to a post and a wall. The bags were half filled with water, each

contained 4 pennies, and they were zipped shut. Naturally we were curious!

The owner told us that these baggies kept the flies away! So naturally we

were even more curious! We actually watched some flies come in the open

window, stand around on the window sill, and then fly out again. And there

were no flies in the eating area! This morning I checked this out on Google.

Below are comments on this fly control idea. I'm now a believer!

Zip-lock water

]#1 Says:

]I tried the zip lock bag and pennies this weekend.. I have a horse

trailer. The flies were bad while I was camping. I put the baggies with

pennies above the door of the LQ. NOT ONE FLY came in the trailer.

The horse trailer part had many. Not sure why it works but it does!

]#2 Says

Fill a zip lock bag with water and 5 or 6 pennies and hang it in the problem area.

In my case it was a particular window in my home. It had a slight passage way

for insects. Every since I have done that, it has kept flies and wasps away.

Some say that wasps and flies mistake the bag for some other insect nest and

are threatened.

#3 Says:

I swear by the plastic bag of water trick. I have them on porch and

basement. We saw these in Northeast Mo. at an Amish grocery store

& have used them since. They say it works because a fly sees a reflection

& won't come around.

#4 Says:

Regarding the science behind zip log bags of water? My research found that the

millions of molecules of water presents its own prism effect and given that flies

have a lot of eyes, to them it's like a zillion disco balls reflecting light, colors and

movement in a dizzying manner. When you figure that flies are prey for many other

bugs, animals, birds, etc., they simply won't take the risk of being around that much

perceived action. I moved to a rural area and thought these "hillbillies" were just

yanking my city boy chain but I tried it and it worked immediately! We went from

hundreds of flies to seeing the occasional one, but he didn't hang around long.

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Very interesting concept. I wonder if it would also work for lady-bugs in the fall. It is worth at try even though I am a penniless poor boy from Southern Indiana. :)

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Does this trick work on misquotes too? Thanks for the useful information CM51.

Mosquitoes have been horrific down here...the hot dry weather has made it die down, but good question SW!!! Thank you!
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I don't know, I hung a few out earlier to try this out. Don't know if mosquitoes would be included, didn't say so/ They haven't been bad here, too hot and dry

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Interesting. We're planning on an outside barbeque on July 4 and I think we should try this

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