Friday, April 22, 2016

WOW - A Simple Way To Keep Flies Away This Summer.




Zip Lock Bags...........who knew?

A couple went with friends to a restaurant on Sunday for lunch and sat in the patio section beside the store. They happened to notice zip lock bags pinned to a post and a wall. The bags were half filled with ...water, each contained 4 pennies, and they were zipped shut.

Naturally they were curious! The owner told them that these water filled bags kept the flies away! So naturally they were even more curious! They 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 simple idea out on Google.
Below are comments on this fly control idea. I'm now a believer!



Zip-lock Water Bags:

#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. 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. Ever 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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31 comments:

  1. My dad has been doing this for a couple of years now and believe me..it works! We sit on his porch and are never bothered by flies anymore! And he only uses 1 penny.

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  2. My dad has been doing this for a couple of years now and believe me..it works! We sit on his porch and are never bothered by flies anymore! And he only uses 1 penny.

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  3. Will this work on black flies and deer flies too? Anyone know?

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  4. Will it work when the flies are in bed with you?

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  5. Didn't work for me!

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  6. It worked great for me.

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  7. Do you put the bags on the outside of the window or inside?

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  8. I have been using this method for 5 years now and do not have flies bothering us when we ear on the porch.

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    1. Do you put it outside the dpor/window or inside?

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  9. Can you use this trick inside your home

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  10. Believe it or not last summer we tried outside on patio. Put one bag on each side of the pole & it worked.

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  11. Gonna give this a try ,what's the worst that can happen.

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  12. Thanks for the tip cant wait to try it !!!

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  13. What can we substitute for pennies? We don't have pennies in our country nor brown/copper coins.

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    1. Try using copper wire rolled up and flattened as much as you can. It can't hurt to try it anyway. Good luck!

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  14. We don't have pennies in Australia, but, we have tons of the rudest flies ever! I'm wondering if any reflective coin would work? Worth a try, or maybe some copper wire?

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  15. We don't have pennies in Australia, but, we have tons of the rudest flies ever! I'm wondering if any reflective coin would work? Worth a try, or maybe some copper wire?

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  16. If it doesn't work send me your address and I'll send you pennies. Seriously. Smheald1@ Gmail.com

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  17. Do I need to hang up the Ziploc bags or just set them on my table outside?

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  18. Yes how are they hung? Or just lay down?

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  19. What a cool and helpful idea!!!,Thanks for sharing with us!!

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  20. 70 years ago in Texas we used cellophane bags of water and no coins. Worked back then, too.

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  21. Could I know what kind of pennies to be used to it,, in our country we have two kinds of pennies one is silver and the other one bronze color,, what will be the one? Thank you

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  22. The problem with these type traps they attract and lure even more flies Not all go in the bags and hang around,,The solution is a natural deterrent to keep them away not attract them Flies like mosquitoes are also attracted to colognes, deodorants perfumes etc and other sweet smelling fragrances and of course food

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  23. It does work ,people throught I was mad doing it ,but now they are doing the same thing ,great idea

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  24. It’s brilliant I’ve dont it this summer and the odd fly came in through the window but soon disappeared try it what have you got to lose xxq

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  25. We don't have penny's anymore what else can we use instead I would like to test this we always have flies no matter how many times you spray or use fly straps

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