Quantcast

Have You Ever Seen Bags Of Water Outside Your Neighbor's Home? The Reasoning Is Genius!

There are very few things that can ruin a summer BBQ. But one of those things are flies. Those annoying little gnats that steal bites of your food and have you swatting in front of your face.

And forget about those noisy, expensive electric bug zappers. This DIY anti-fly device will prevent any flies from spoiling your summer BBQs and picnics. The best part is, you probably already have everything you need to make it.

Here’s what you’ll need:

- Plastic sandwich bag
- Lime juice
- Table salt
- Pennies
- Water

Start by mixing 2 ½ cup of water into a bowl and dump in a bunch of salt and about three squirts of lime juice. The lime juice keeps the pennies shiny. Stir the mixture up with a spoon, then pour into the sandwich bag until it’s almost full. Place the pennies in the bag, then seal the sandwich bag shut.

Voilia! Your anti-fly device is done!

Keep the bag close to where you hold your BBQ. You can use a bent paper clip to hang the bag, as long as no water can leak out. Here’s why it works, according to AWM:

“Here’s the reason behind the effectiveness of homemade repellents. Flies have visual receptors called ommatidia. Unlike humans, they don’t have pupils that controls the amount of light that enters their eyes. Our pupils do, their ommatidium do not. Therefore, the reflective light or flickering light ‘scares’ them because they can’t focus. Another homemade repellent is the use of an old CD. Just hang one nearby and allow our wonderful sun do its magic! The spinning CD that reflects the sunlight is a knockout for those pesky flies!!! Trust me…it works.”

Source: AWM
Photo: Boredom Therapy

Tell Us What You Think

More News Stories

On Monday on "Fox & Friends," former Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson talked about the effort to take the nomination from...

Mom’s are inherently protective of their little ones by nature, and it doesn’t take too much to set off their spidey senses when something isn’t...

The world can be a cruel place, and for some people it can be just too much to bear. One teen from Morocco couldn't stand living anymore after she...

John Dowd, Trump’s personal lawyer, has been the subject of a satirical news report from the New Yorker. The report, written by Andy Borowitz,...

Earl and Mary Myatt, of Oneida, New York married when they were only 17. They were married for 42 years when Mary was dealing with the struggles...

Latest News Stories

In 2014, Daniel Hughes, 42, was acquitted of molestation after he was given the wrong hotel room key and got into a bed with a child in 2011. The...

Based on the fact that the HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’ is such a smash hit, you would think that the announcement that the creators of that...

Republican presidential contender Carly Fiorina, who was fired as CEO of Hewlett-Packard, defended herself Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”...

Casey Anderson and his best friend Brutus have been buddies for more than a decade. They first met when Casey found the now 800-pound grizzly bear...

President Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night, and the first daughter was present and applauding for her father....