Monday, April 12, 2010

Tip for Tuesday

Keeps flies away!!

Fill a ziploc bag half full with water. Drop 4 pennies into the bag and zip shut. Place bag near your picnic table or whereever you have trouble with flies. This will keep the flies away.

The reason this works? Millions of molecules of water presents its own prism effect and given that flies have a lot of eyes, to them it's like a zillion of disco balls reflecting light, colors and movement in a dizzying manner. Flies do not like this light and movement and will fly away.

Try it, you'll like it. (My friends say it works!)


Nancy said...

No kidding? I have never heard this before. Amazing...I'm going to try it this summer! Thanks for the tip, Connie!


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hmmm...well...ok. I mean I have a baggie, water and four penny's. Just no flies right am just hoping I can remember this when I need it... :) And...that it really works and no one is pulling your leg and you pulling mine. LOL :) Let us know if it works for you. Ok? :)

Mari said...

I've never heard of this, but will be trying it. Thanks!

Cherdecor said...

For goodness sakes! I am going right now to fill a bag with water and 4 pennies and take it to my neighbor. She thinks I am crazy anyway, so it won't matter if it works. Hahahahaha! This is so fun!

Anonymous said...

Connie ~ Thank you for sharing this helpful tip! Sweet blessings for your day!

Glenda said...

How amazing! So simple - yet so scientific!

Have a wonderful day, Connie!