Keep Flies Away with Water and Pennies

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ziplock bags/water & pennies

I use them around my house and I watch how the flies react to them. I believe the refracted light through the water looks like spider webs to the flies and the pennies look like a spider waiting on his web; and the flies have an innate fear of being caught in them so they avoid the area. I left one up all winter and the next summer the flies were not deterred by it, maybe they became accustomed to it, I am not sure. But after removing it for a week and putting another up in a slightly different place it works again.

Robyn 78 days ago

Fruit flies

Does this work for fruit flies? I have literally a MILLION of those buggies in my kitchen for some apparent reason. I live in an apartment and that makes it even worse. Also have a pet rabbit whom's poop attracts those big fat juicy ones. I hung 2 bags filled with water in my rabbits cage and in my room window. Let's hope this works...

Candy Xie 231 days ago

Fruit fly trap

We've been using apple cider vinegar with just a little blue dishwashing soap. Works well. Something about the cider attracting the fruit flies, and then when they try to land the soap has caused a decrease in the surface tension and they sink to the bottom.

Jeff W 127 days ago

Pennies in a ziploc to repel flies

I have up to 15 pennies in several freezer style 1 quart ziploc bags, filled half way with water, in several places around my dog kennels; including my front porch. Now, there is dry dog food around, and of course their daily excrement until I pick it up in the AM or evening. I try to keep environment very clean, to guard against smells of urine, poop, or just that dog smell. I wash area down daily with water as needed (ya know, like if the dogs peed on this or that). Well, so far, after 48 hours, the pennies in the bag have not worked at all; Flies are still clinging to walls of porch, tops of dog igloos, protective tarps used against wind and rain. I'll leave them up a few more days to see if anything happens. Does the bag need to be in direct sunlight? or hung at a certain height? can they be touching a wall or door? do they need to be "free" hanging, suspended, as in not touching anything? I'll try suggestions on use, in the hopes that it'll work.

Laura M more than 1 year ago

flie bags

You have too many pennies. Just 2 or 3 and in direct sunlight to refract the light. But your situation is not the occasional fly bugging a picnic party. You have a breeding ground for them. But try it with less pennies and direct sunlight and use the ziploc baggies as suggested because that plastic may just be what they don't like.

fmtransmitter more than 1 year ago

flies

I just recently tried the plastic bag/penny trick to get rid of flies. Filled a one gallon bag with water & placed one penny into the bag of water. Hung one close to my outside garbage can that attracted hundreds of flys and one on front porch where I feed 3 cats attracting dozens of flys. Within 24 hours there are no flys. I do not care how it works just glad it works!

Phyllis more than 1 year ago

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