Simple Tips: Keep Flies Outside

August 12, 2012 by 28 Comments

I love simple tips!  Last week we took care of our neighbors sweet dog and flowers (hopefully they survived) while they were on vacation.   I couldn’t help but notice a little zip lock bag hanging in front of their door.  I didn’t want to bug (pun intended) them with a silly question while they were chilling on vacation so I did a little google research and snopes cleared it up for me!  ‘It actually doesn’t have to have a penny in it…the way it works has something to do with the flies eyes…the water messes with their eyes and they don’t go near the door. It works, my Daddy has one at each of his doors…’  Love this!  Call me a copycat!

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28 Responses to “Simple Tips: Keep Flies Outside”
  1. Kathy Moody says:

    Thank you so much for hosting another great party! Hope you have a fantastic week. :)

  2. Amy,
    This is a great idea. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this post. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It ends tonight, but starts again on Wednesday.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky

  3. Gen says:

    I’ve seen that fly trick around and really want to try it but am at a loss of how to hang it exactly? Wouldn’t putting a hole in it make it tear? Thanks for hosting! Have a great week!

    • Aimee says:

      Hi Gen! My hole is itty bitty at the top, directly under the zipper part of the bag. No tears yet…and it’s been a week. Our porch is covered so we don’t really have weather issues disturbing it so far! XO, Aimee

  4. RaNae says:

    Hi Aimee hope u didn’t get hit by the storm last night – looked like we were but we ended up without a drop of rain or stitch of wind. I was wondering doe the bag go on the inside of the door or the outside? How did you hang yours up?
    Thanks so much RaNae

  5. Hi Aimee! Hope you’ve had as much fun this summer as we have! I’ve been so busy vacationing I haven’t even been blogging, much less linking up – but I’m back! Promise! With lots to share in the weeks ahead!

    Already have my reservations for Round Top. Are you going in October?


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