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Way OT: fly repellent

TNmikeTNmike Posts: 643
edited 6:57PM in EggHead Forum
OK, has anyone heard of the 'water in a ziplock' as a fly/insect repellent theory? I just heard of this one today and did a Google search and seems it has been around for a while. The one I heard had a couple of penny's in the bag but seems that some use foil in the bag. :laugh: These were being used at an out door cooking event. Dang, I think I'll try it but curious if anyone else has heard of it or tried it.

Link below of the Google search. :woohoo: Mike

http://www.google.com/search?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=1G1GGLQ_ENUS373&=&q=penny+water+bag+flies&aq=3&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=Penny+water&gs_rfai=C4rda77gmTK6TFYXyzAT16YHLCgAAAKoEBU_QUycH

Comments

  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,278
    Mike,

    I learned that trick at M & M BBQ when they used to be located in that concrete shack. The pick up window had the ziplock bags of water with one penny in each bag so I had to ask what they were for. They swore it kept the flies away.

    I tried it and it didn't seem to make a difference for us.

    Chris
    Knoxville, TN
    Nibble Me This
  • fieroguyfieroguy Posts: 777
    Tried the pennies routine - didn't work.
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
     
    NMSG
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    I tried it with foil and it seemed all the flies came over and started grooming themselves in there reflection.

    When I was 5 or 6 my dad told me go go to his tool box and find a left handed monkey wrench. After an hour or so I realized what was going on. Since then I get pretty skeptical.

    This hit the forum last year sometime.

    MAPP works great on hornets and flies.

    GG
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Kent,

    It was right next to the pipe stretcher. :silly:

    Installed irregation systems way back in the day and new guys would run off to get that stretcher. Some returned laughing and others felt bad they couldn't find it. :P
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
     
    :laugh: :laugh: Yes, but there is a pipe stretcher (well pipe expander for muffler installation).

    Kent
  • TNmikeTNmike Posts: 643
    I really didn't have much hope that this would work but was surprised I got so many hits when I Googled it. Mike
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    MYTH!!!

    When I prep outdoors I keep a fan on low nearby. Flies and other flying insects don't appreciate the acceleration boost the get when they hit the air stream.
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