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03-08-2011 12:50 AM
MikeK
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Originally Posted by southtex View Post
My neighbors put out some zip lock bags filled with water and are hanging over the front door and in a couple of trees.

They swear up and down that this works as a deterrent for common house flies. I've never heard this. They also said hanging clusters of CD's works too. *But, that's tacky looking."

Does hanging zip lock bags work to repel flies?
That reminds me of something. The last garden I planted at my old house, I hung flashy mylar ribbons on the fence in an effort to keep birds from digging up my seeds. Later on I noticed that there was never any flies in the garden area yet we had them all over the rest of the field. I didn't think about it much at the time, but it had to be the flashing mylar scaring them off. It was the only thing I had changed that season.
03-07-2011 07:43 AM
graf56 Another thing that works is filling a 2 litre bottle with water, remove the label first. You can sit them on a picnic table when having a cookout. The repeling is caused by the magnification the water provides scaring the flies.
03-07-2011 07:32 AM
MrGreenJeans I used it last year with the penny and still not sure, i think it helped.
03-07-2011 05:36 AM
cocodrie11 Have never put a penny in the bag. Just the bag with water, and the flys just seem to stay away. Have put them in the barn when we used to have horses.
03-06-2011 07:51 PM
pammygene what, do they fall in and drown or something?
03-04-2011 09:05 AM
southtex
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Originally Posted by cocodrie11 View Post
Do it here in Louisiana. Works pretty good!!
With or without a penny in the bag. That seems to be one of Mythbusters errors.
03-03-2011 11:50 AM
cocodrie11 Do it here in Louisiana. Works pretty good!!
03-03-2011 11:00 AM
Radman Mythbusters tested and busted it.
But... viewer response said they did it wrong, so who knows.

http://community.discovery.com/eve/f.../m/59419289601
03-03-2011 10:41 AM
southtex
Fly Repellant

My neighbors put out some zip lock bags filled with water and are hanging over the front door and in a couple of trees.

They swear up and down that this works as a deterrent for common house flies. I've never heard this. They also said hanging clusters of CD's works too. *But, that's tacky looking."

Does hanging zip lock bags work to repel flies?

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