|Written by Gwen Peagler|
A simple way to get rid of flies is to use plastic bags of water.¬† As strange as it sounds, it does work.¬† It is a great way to avoid chemicals or disgusting sticky fly traps when you are cooking or eating outside.¬† It is safer for the kids and an interesting science experiment.¬† This method uses a few house hold items and some water to reflect the sun. ¬†¬†You will need:
One gallon zipper bags or used plastic water bottle
Something shiny - piece of tin foil or coin
1.¬† Fill the one gallon zipper bags halfway with water.¬† Recycling used clear water bottles will also work and are easier to hang.
2.¬† Place something shiny such as a coin or piece of tin foil in each bag.
3.¬† Seal the bag.¬† Use electrical tape around the bag to ensure water does not accidentally spill.
4.¬† Tie a strong string tightly around the top of the bag and hang in an area where the sun or other light can shine through.¬†
The reflection of the light through the water bags appears as movement.¬† The flies will think it is a predator and fly away.¬† It sounds strange, but has successfully worked at family cookouts.
Tips:¬† Set a sponge in a saucer and soak with Lavender essential oils to repel the flies.
¬†Warning:¬† Use a strong strange and do not tie over the area you are in.¬† Guest will not appreciate an accidental water balloon dropping on their heads!