Has anyone tried the Ziplock bag half full of water containing 4 pennies and zipped shut to get rid of flies? I received an email over the weekend telling me about this cool trick and I am curious to try it, I hear it really works. Has anyone else heard of this or tried it yet?
You would hang the bag inside your house by the problem are and suppose to keep the flies out of your house.
One of the ladies says she swears by the plastic bag of water trick. She hangs them on her porch and in the basement. I guess it works because a fly sees a reflection and won't come around.
Also, someone commented that the science behind all this is there are millions of molecules in water which presents a 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.
Another person moved to a rural area and thought these "hillbillies" were just yanking his city boy chain about the bag and water trick, but when he tried it worked immediately! They went from hundreds of flies to seeing the occational one, but the fly didn't hang around long.
We used to have horses when we lived in Midland Texas and flies were a huge problem. I hated spraying poison all over but there seemed to be no alternative. Wouldn't this be great if this really worked..... Death to flies......
Really, JerryJ? I hate wasps.....I wonder if it would work ....like at the park or a picnic. I spend a lot of time dashing around trying to escaped bees and flies at such things. I'm a ridiculous coward when it comes to stinging bugs...
I have a shop in Old Town Spring, and the gal that owns one of the food stands always has a few bags of water hanging. She still has the flies (It's an outdoor food stand), but the bags are a great conversation piece. I'll tell her to try it with the pennies inside.. Can't hurt.
Yes, it not only works but it works very well. I was told about this by an onion farmer who was over for a BBQ. I kind of shrugged it off until this summer when I was swarmed by flies in my backyard. I decided to fill two zip lock bags with water, added the pennies and hung them by leftover thin rope. The results were almost immediate and got even better by the hour and by the next day I was searching for flies. I then decided to go online and see if anybody disputed my results. I found one "scientific" study stating that this couldn't be true based on their poo dropping experiment. I was skeptical because it worked for me very well. My conclusion is this. Beware of any "scientific" study as their are hundreds of corporations that will put out "findings" to benefit their industry. The home remedy industry is thriving and anytime you try to cut into someones piece of the pie, they bite back.
Hang the bags of water and see for yourself. If it doesn't work for you, then you are out about 25 cents at most. Sure beats the fly bait that stinks up your yard and lures flies to your area that otherwise would have stayed somewhere else.
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