Who knew that you could use zip lock baggies to keep away flies? This really works and it’s so easy to set up!
We went with our friends to a restaurant this past weekend and noticed zip lock baggies, filled with water pinned to the posts outside. The baggies had 4 pennies in each. We were so curious we had to ask what the baggies were for!
The owner then told us that the baggies were to keep flies away! He said this method works extremely well! As we ate we noticed there were no flies around. There were a few that were outside the seating area but as soon as they landed, they flew off again! I was amazed!
How this works you ask? The flies actually think it is another insect’s nest, feel threatened and decide to avoid that area!
To try this yourself, you will need:
Zip lock baggies
4-5 pennies for each
Fill plastic baggies half full with water. drop 4-5 pennies into each and zip them shut. Attach to posts with zip ties or tacks.
That’s it! So easy to keep flies away using this method!
Please note: I first posted this method years ago and people have been reporting excellent results ever since! This method really works!
**I have also received several reviews saying this works WITHOUT the pennies as well so if you don’t have pennies you can still try this!
Here are some of the comments I have received:
My daughter started doing this a couple of years ago and it really works!
Yes I do this and it works for moths at the porch and patio lights as well.
I did this in the horse barn….It worked !!!!
I went to a restaurant on Tybee Island once & they did the same thing.
I have done this for years it always works !
It helps keep the flies away and its not toxic. Be sure to use shiny pennies.
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