Here’s something that I rediscover each and every summer: flies are annoying. Trying to enjoy a nice day in your backyard? You can count on flies to spoil the fun. They like to get all up in your face and sample whatever food and drink that you might have around. The problem with this, of course, is that flies are dirty since they have a nasty habit of hanging out on rotten food, garbage, poop, and other waste. Gross. So what can you do to keep the flies at bay?
You could buy a bug zapper but not only are they expensive, they have a tendency to make a nasty mess whenever it basically explodes an insect (who wants exploding insects near their food?). But there’s another way that’s much more passive and inexpensive, using items that you probably already have at home!
Here’s what you’ll need: plastic sandwich bags, lime juice, some pennies, and salt.
Measure out 2.5 cups of water and mix it with some salt and lime juice. Pour the mixture into a Ziploc bag until it’s nearly full and add some pennies before sealing it. The mixture is used to help keep the pennies shiny.
Now hang the bag up in your yard using a paper clip. Bent the clip outward and slip it through the top of the bag then attach it to some string.
And that’s it! You can hang a few of these bags to cover a larger area. It’s not clear why it works but a lot of people swear by this trick, including restaurant owners and fishermen. If you give this easy trick a shot, let us know if it worked for you and don’t forget to share it with your family and friends!
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