Monday, August 16, 2010

Give This A Try

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Last night I was sitting on my patio enjoying the cooler weather for once. It was really nice except for those darn flies. Sitting there, I remembered when I was working at a concession stand at the rodeo this year, there was as always lots of pesky flies. We had condiments sitting on a table (covered of course) but those flies loved hanging out there. Well a gal I was working with told us that she had read somewhere and maybe you have all heard of it before, I hadn’t, that to get rid of the flies, hang a bag of water. She said she hung a bag of water up in her garage to help keep the flies from bothering her dogs and that it really worked. At the rodeo there wasn’t really a place to hang a bag of water where we were at but we put one out there to see if it would help and it did cut down on the amount of flies.

She just put water in a ziplock bag. She didn’t add anything to the water. Some people had heard of adding pennies to it but she didn’t. So, it’s worth a try. I think I will make one and put it out on my patio and see what happens. I will let you know if I think it helped. I would love to hear from anyone who has tried or heard about this before!

Let the experiment begin!! lol

Mindy

3 comments:

  1. I heard about this several years ago and we tried it around our home and it seemed to have worked-why I'm not sure. Friends thought we were crazy and they had tried it but without any luck of it working. We hung ours near the doorways and whether it be a fluke or not we were sold on it! I hate flies and I hate using any chemical sprays to keep them away from us even more.
    Thanks for sharing.
    ~Sheila

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  2. We need to try this outside out restaurant! Good idea - thanks.

    L.

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  3. Check this out...
    http://animals.howstuffworks.com/animal-facts/water-bags-repel-flies1.htm

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