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Hanging bags of water to ward off flies


How is this supposed to work?






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Rickety Cricket
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re: Hanging bags of water to ward off flies


I think you're supposed to mix vinegar with the water





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RummelTiger
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re: Hanging bags of water to ward off flies


They see their reflection and get scared off.





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Tigah in the ATL
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re: Hanging bags of water to ward off flies


The mosquitos eat the flies.





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WEareLSU
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re: Hanging bags of water to ward off flies


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They see their reflection and get scared off.

this






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LSUWoodworker
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re: Hanging bags of water to ward off flies


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They see their reflection and get scared off.


This

It actually works, there are many proposed reasons but it does appear to work.






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Pax Regis
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re: Hanging bags of water to ward off flies


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They see their reflection and get scared off.


Really, this is it?






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RummelTiger
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re: Hanging bags of water to ward off flies


quote:

Really, this is it?



Surprisingly, yes...






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Beef Supreme
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re: Hanging bags of water to ward off flies


Yall are wrong.

The light refracts through the water in so many ways that when it hits there eyes (which in flies cases they have a ton of) that it causes confusion so they stay away.






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Boudreaux35
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re: Hanging bags of water to ward off flies


I heard that you're supposed to put a penny in the water/bag too. Anybody else been told that?





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SJS Eagle 85
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re: Hanging bags of water to ward off flies


quote:

They see their reflection and get scared off.



This

It actually works, there are many proposed reasons but it does appear to work.
+2

Both my neighbor and I use this.






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NOLATiger86
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re: Hanging bags of water to ward off flies


my dad does this. works.





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Tommy Patel
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re: Hanging bags of water to ward off flies


I have seen this practice work
LINK






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RummelTiger
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re: Hanging bags of water to ward off flies


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The light refracts through the water in so many ways that when it hits there eyes (which in flies cases they have a ton of) that it causes confusion so they stay away.



Which, in essence, is the same with seeing their reflection(s)...they see an ass-load of 'other' flies and they think:

"Shit, well, this pick-nick is covered, on to another"






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Pax Regis
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re: Hanging bags of water to ward off flies


I guess I have to stop cracking jokes about this when I see it. There are a bunch of restaurants around here that do this, and I have laughed at all of them.





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Beef Supreme
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re: Hanging bags of water to ward off flies


No, being that flies have been known to be both in swarms and by themselves, "seeing more flies" is not what turns them away.

The light causes directional confusion and some scientists have theorized that it causes predator confusion as well.






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RummelTiger
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re: Hanging bags of water to ward off flies


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Beef Supreme



Are you, in fact, a fly?






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LSUWoodworker
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re: Hanging bags of water to ward off flies


FWIW dropping a nice duce on the ground near you will keep the flies occupied as well.





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TexasTiger05
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re: Hanging bags of water to ward off flies


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The light refracts through the water in so many ways that when it hits there eyes (which in flies cases they have a ton of) that it causes confusion so they stay away.

that is what I was told






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NatalbanyTigerFan
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re: Hanging bags of water to ward off flies


I was actually going to start this thread yesterday.
I have a horrible problem with dirt dobbers in my boat house. Every time I go to take my boat out, I have to sweep it out and clean all the damn dirt up.
I clean it before and after I take it out now.






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