Friday, August 28, 2009

Water in ziplock bag to keep flies away!

I have to admit this sounds funny.

I read this today on a group I belong to. But after some searching online I found that many people swear by this method. Of course there are those who say it doesn't work either. SO I guess the only way you will know for sure is to try it for yourself.

From what I understand you are to fill a ziplock bag about 1/2 full with water and add 3-4 very shiny pennies. Then hang it over your door ways that you have problems with flies or other insects with and you will see that they will not come in where you have hung these bags. You must keep the bag and water clean and clear. Putting it in the sun is even better I guess. It is the prism effect from the water and pennies that the flies don't like. It seems to make them think other bigger insects are around-- so they stay away. At least that's what they say.
People have even hung these outside in the corners of their porches to keep them away.
They claim that restaurants use these all the time.

I guess it is something I will have to give a try.


Goose Hill Farm said...

Well........did it work? :> )

Christina said...

Can't say as I know if it has or not. I don't have any flies right now so I guess it's either working or they just aren't in my area right now.
But I will keep it up and see in the next few days. We will be having a yard sale this weekend and will be going in and out a lot so that should tell the tale. The weather is supposed to be nice so they should be out and about.
This past weekend has been rainy and cool so they must have been staying set.