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How to Repel Flies With a Bag of Water

July 7, 2009

Lifehacker has a great article on repelling flies with bags of water.

Quoting the Straight Dope website:

Evidently, houseflies, being highly edible and defenseless, are nervous types, and don’t like to sit still when they see something moving nearby, because it could be a predator. The water bag acts a bit like a lens—try it some time—in which the movements of people in the area are reflected. Even if the fly is too far from the action to see it directly, it can see a shifting of light and dark in the water bag, which it interprets as nearby movement, and it will fly away from the bag.

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  1. July 7, 2009 12:54 pm

    yup. they use this in Vietnam.

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