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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

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