Why you should hang plastic bags with water above your front door this summer

Summer is simply amazing. Long barbecue evenings with loved ones. Peaceful, silent reading under a tree in the shade. Days on the beach with a cool dip in the sea. You can enjoy your country in full splendor.

But amidst the summer splendor are a few unfortunate aspects. One of these is insects in general and flies in particular.

But, as it turns out, there’s a trick that can help you make these a blast from the past. Have a look below!

All you need to accomplish the clever trick is a plastic freezer bag of any size, table salt, lime juice, some coins and water.

Fill the freezer bag with the above listed ingredients. Then hang one or more bags above your doors or where needed most.

When combined, these substances are flies’ worst nightmare.

A light source is needed for the bags to create their magical effect, so keep them close to an outdoor lamp or light fixture so you can keep flies out both during the day and night.

Here’s how it works.

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Water bags – a nightmare for flies. Photo: YouTube

A nightmare for flies

Most insecticides are based on different fragrances and smells that insects and flies hate. But this “repellent” has nothing to do with fragrance — it has to do with their sight.

It appears that shiny coins in a water bag are a terrifying sight for flies.

The flies are at first attracted to the water-filled bags but once they get closer, they quickly turn around and fly away.

What the insects see in the bag is an example of light refraction, something the human eye can handle, but for an insect’s eyes it’s a completely different story, according to Tip Hero.

Photo: Jacob Martin/Flickr

Sensitive eyes

Let’s look at the typical house fly, for example. These animals have complex eyes, which in turn contain 3,000 to 6,000 “simple eyes”. Experts liken their sight to seeing everything in a mosaic pattern. Pretty cool, huh?

This said, when a fly sees a contraption like the water bag, they immediately get confused by the refraction, and fly away.

Now that you know why insects and flies hate this homemade repellent, it’s time to make your own. Good luck!

I had never heard of this before, and I’m sure many others out there would also appreciate the trick.

Feel free to share it with your friends on Facebook so that they also learn how to get rid of annoying flies quickly. They will thank you later!

 

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