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jbgleason
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Fly deterrent - plastic ziplock bag
Is anyone familiar with the ziplock baggie filled with water (sometimes with pennies in the water) over a door as a fly deterrent?

Does this really work? What is the method (alleged method) of operation? Where did this get started?

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re: Fly deterrent - plastic ziplock bag
supposed to simulate spiderwebs, I believe


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Homesick Tiger
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re: Fly deterrent - plastic ziplock bag
What's the deal with the pennies in the bottom of the bag?


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Hangover Haven
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re: Fly deterrent - plastic ziplock bag
That shite doesn't work...

We had a fly problem at the camp, buddy of mine did that.... Didn't work...lol
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MorbidTheClown
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re: Fly deterrent - plastic ziplock bag
i've seen it tried, never seen it work.


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re: Fly deterrent - plastic ziplock bag
While we're on the subject, anyone familiar with digging a hole on the wrong side of the moon phase and not having enough dirt to fill the hole back up?


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re: Fly deterrent - plastic ziplock bag
Used it before with mixed results. It doesn't do away with the issue, but it may be of some help.


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voodoodawg
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re: Fly deterrent - plastic ziplock bag
quote:

While we're on the subject, anyone familiar with digging a hole on the wrong side of the moon phase and not having enough dirt to fill the hole back up?


Yep i've heard of this but not sure I believe it.


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MorbidTheClown
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re: Fly deterrent - plastic ziplock bag
just get one of those bug zappers, at least they are entertaining.


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bayourougebengal
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re: Fly deterrent - plastic ziplock bag
I used it for years when I had coonhounds and it worked for me. Placed a bag in each corner of the kennel. It's worth noting though, that I'm not a dead was and I regularly cleaned the kennels...

Never tried with the pennies so idk what that's about.


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Chaos Six
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re: Fly deterrent - plastic ziplock bag
It has to do with refraction of light. Allegedly, the more shiny stuff (pennies) in the bag and more light refracting in the room confuses and annoys the flies. Probably makes it look like they're flying into a disco ball due to way they process images.

I've seen it work with mixed results. One lady swore by it in her diner, but she hung them all around the room and had a lot of florescent lighting. I can see the theory behind it.


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tigerinthebueche
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re: Fly deterrent - plastic ziplock bag
seen this used in horse barns. I think its only partially effective as the barns I've seen them in still had flies buzzing around.

If you are experiencing a fly bloom, nothing is gonna keep them away. Give it a few days to get better.


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re: Fly deterrent - plastic ziplock bag
Tried that in my barn once. The flies slept on it and within a few days it has so much fly shite stuck to it that I was beginning to think that it attracted them more than anything.

We had some of this orange plastic things that you nailed to a post and cracked a little pill in the top that coated them in some kind of poison. We had to scoop shovels full of dead flies out from under them. I'll see if I can find a link. We still had flies, but it was satisfying to know we were getting some revenge.

ETA: Looked very similar to this
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MorbidTheClown
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re: Fly deterrent - plastic ziplock bag
quote:

nothing is gonna keep them away


they hate vinegar. but, i don't know how to use that in an open area. I pour vinegar in the trash cans occasionally. Works for that.


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re: Fly deterrent - plastic ziplock bag
quote:

Is anyone familiar with the ziplock baggie filled with water (sometimes with pennies in the water) over a door as a fly deterrent?
The taste of a mouthful of pennies has deterred my fly.

Sometimes.

Sometimes not.
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mofungoo
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re: Fly deterrent - plastic ziplock bag
This is what is known as a load of bull shite.


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