Zip Loc Bags to keep away your flies?

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This week for Frugal Friday I wanted to share with you a Frugal way to rid yourself of flies!  I find there nothing more annoying when I am trying to dine outside and there is a fly buzzing my food.  In fact my husband often won’t eat outside because of the flies.

One of our readers and dear family friend emailed me this tip for keeping away flies!  I decided that I HAD to share it with you!

She we went with friends to a local restaurant Sunday for breakfast and sat in the patio section to dine.  She 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 she was curious!  She asked the owner why she had them and the owner told her that these baggies kept the flies away.  So naturally she were even more curious!  My friend actually watched some flies come in the open window, fly around on the window sill, and then fly out again. She said there were NO flies in the eating area!

After she got home she googled this and found that it is in fact a way to control flies!  There are lots of opinions on why it works however in my opinion the only thing that matters if IF it works I will try it!  Is is also suggested for those of you who have horse trailers to keep flies OUT!

I wanted to share this with you because I had never heard of it before but I have a stockpile of Zip Loc Bags and plan to try it out!  So if you like to dine on your deck or patio and don’t enjoy the flies, I suggest you give it a try and see how it works for you!  The best FRUGAL fly control I have ever heard of!

Thanks Alice for sharing!  I would love to hear what you think of this?  Have you ever tried it?  If you have a Frugal idea please feel free to email me!

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Comments

  1. I do this also, I say it at a resturant and went home to try it. It does really work.

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