My grandmother always called this particular time of summer the Dog Days. I don't know the origin of that but it fits sometimes. There are usually a lot of flies around at that time.
Yesterday I got this email, while not having a particular fly problem (wasps maybe) I like to try off-the-wall, bizarre stuff. This is probably not new to any of you but I miss out on lots of good stuff. Maybe I will have to entice some flies to my place to see if it works.
ZIP LOCK BAG - Good tip!
We went with friends to Sweety Pies on Sunday for breakfast and sat in the patio section beside the house. We happened to notice zip lock baggies pinned to a post and a wall. The bags were half filled with water, each contained 4 pennies, and they were zipped shut. Naturally we were curious! Ms. Sweety told us that these baggies kept the flies away! So naturally we were even more curious! We actually watched some flies come in the open window, stand around on the window sill, and then fly out again. And there were no flies in the eating area! This morning I checked this out on Google. Below are comments on this fly control idea. I'm now a believer!
Zip-lock water bags
I tried the ziplock bag and pennies this weekend.. I have a horse trailer. The flies were bad while I was camping. I put the baggie with pennies above the door of the LQ. NOT ONE FLY came in the trailer. The horse trailer part had many. Not sure why it works but it does!
Danielle Martin Says:
Fill a ziplock bag with water and 5 or 6 pennies and hang it in the problem area. In my case it was a particular window in my home. It had a slight passage way for insects. Every since I have done that, it has kept flies and wasps away. Some say that wasps and flies mistake the bag for some other insect nest and are threatened.
Well, let me know if you try it, it's a project that doesn't cost an arm and a leg, unless you are a fly. Love from Michigan.