Zip Lock Baggies...........who knew?
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 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 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
#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.
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.