Post by Sister Penny on Jul 14, 2007 5:39:13 GMT -5
My Aunt has been using this technique on her back deck, it's covered and sort of an extension to her home in the summer...we dealt with black flies there, and big ole nasty horseflies, (my sister's horses next door) and this works great.
She fills up ziploc sandwich bags, (almost full of water) and thumbtacks them on the deck posts and by the door...sure, they are not as pretty but the flies are gone...they don't like the bags of water.
My Grandmom used to attach a few cotton balls to her screen door to repell the flies...they won't come in with those either.
I feel very fortunate as we don't have any problems with them here...and very few mosquitos...our soil's very sandy maybe that has something to do with it..