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Keep Flies from Crashing your BBQ

Keep flies like this one away from your outdoor party. Photo Credit: File Photo
Keep flies like this one away from your outdoor party. Photo Credit: File Photo
You've set up the perfect outdoor party. Guest will be arriving soon. Everything looks great. Except that buzzing of the flies who threaten to invade - landing on food and annoying attendees with their noise. Here are some tips Patch compiled from various Web sites to keep them at bay:
  • Bags and pennies: Place 4 to 6 pennies in a zipper sealed baggie, and half fill it with water. Seal it shut, and suspend it near the doorway to keep the flies from even coming in the house. Click here for more info. And click here to read the scientific research of whether it does or does not work.
  • Hydrogen peroxide: Fill up a spray bottle with hydrogen peroxide and water and spray the area to be used. It is most affective to spray areas in which will have sticky drinks or food.
  • Use a tin and essential oils: Step-by-step directions can be found by clicking here. Many oils are effective, including lavender and citronella.
  • Use lemons and cloves.
  • Try a natural insect repellant that you can spray on yourself. The ingredients are ½ cup witch hazel, ½ cup apple cider or white vinegar, 50 drops of any of the following essential oils: catnip, cedar, citronella, clove, eucalyptus, lavender, mint, or rosemary. Click here for more information.



Richard Formella July 06, 2013 at 10:21 PM
how about wd-40 and a lighter!
wingnut812 July 07, 2013 at 04:54 PM
I looked up the bag with pennies on snopes.com, not true so save those pennies!
Mickey July 21, 2013 at 04:50 PM
Can't always believe snopes

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