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Old 04-25-2012, 07:24 AM
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Default Can now quilt on my porch

& am loving it - FL is beautiful this time of year

Zip Lock Baggies...........who knew?

Various comments when you google this,,, worth a try now that spring is in the air !

ZIP LOCK BAG - Good tip!

We went with friends to a restaurant on Sunday for lunch and sat in the patio section beside the store. 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! The owner 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

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I tried the zip lock bag and pennies this weekend.. I have a horse trailer. The flies were bad while I was camping. I put the baggies 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!

#2 Says: Fill a zip lock 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.

#3 Says: I swear by the plastic bag of water trick. I have them on porch and basement. We saw these in Northeast Mo. at an Amish grocery store & have used them since. They say it works because a fly sees a reflection & won't come around.

#4 Says: Regarding the science behind zip log bags of water? My research found that the 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 disco balls reflecting light, colors and movement in a dizzying manner. When you figure that flies are prey for many other bugs, animals, birds, etc., they simply won't take the risk of being around that much perceived action. I moved to a rural area and thought these "hillbillies" were just yanking my city boy chain but I tried it and it worked immediately! We went from hundreds of flies to seeing the occasional one, but he didn't hang around long.
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:06 AM
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WOW! I hadn't a clue...I've never heard this! I'm glad to know it works.
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:21 AM
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I accidentally picked up PINT sized freezer bags the other day. They are too small for most of my zip lock bag needs.

Sounds like I've found an excellent use for them----------headed to the kitchen in just a few.
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:26 AM
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I will have to give this a try also-I love to sew out on my front porch when the weather is nice , so jealous you are already outside sewing while I am sitting here with temps in the 50s LOL
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:28 AM
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New to me! Wish i could find something decent to repel blackflies in the Adirondacks.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:01 AM
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I had totally forgot about my Mom doing this in Missouri where the flies are a real problem. I don't have a problem with flies but I am going to try it against ladybugs. We get more than our share of ladybugs for some reason.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:07 AM
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Wow, That's interesting - you learn something new and, in this case, useful every day.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:39 AM
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a few years ago we went to Palo Duro Canyon, in Texas, and they took us out on a mountain for breakfast. They cooked everything on a built fire. At the tables they had baggies all over the place[no pennies] and NO FLIES THERE. It works. the people there told us the flies sees HUGE FLIES LOOKING BACK AT THEMSELVES. Maybe so

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We live on a farm and have done this on the house, shop and calf barn. It really does work
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:57 AM
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Thank you for sharing this info! I am going to try this now that summer is around the corner.
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