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Old 03-03-2011, 09:41 AM
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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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Mythbusters tested and busted it.
But... viewer response said they did it wrong, so who knows.

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Do it here in Louisiana. Works pretty good!!
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Do it here in Louisiana. Works pretty good!!
With or without a penny in the bag. That seems to be one of Mythbusters errors.
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what, do they fall in and drown or something?
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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.
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I used it last year with the penny and still not sure, i think it helped.
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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.
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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.
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