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Why do pennies repel flies?
Last Updated: 14th January, 2020
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Similarly, you may ask, do pennies in a bag keep flies away?
Keep Flies Away with Water and Pennies. The bags were half filled with water, each contained 4 pennies, and they were zipped shut. The owner told us that these baggies kept the flies away! We actually watched some flies come in the open window, stand around on the window sill, and then fly out again.
Similarly, what smell do flies hate the most? Cinnamon – use cinnamon as an air freshner, as flies hate the smell! Lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint and lemongrass essential oils – Not only will spraying these oils around the house create a beautiful aroma, but they will also deter those pesky flies too.
Secondly, do bags of water keep flies away Mythbusters?
Bags of water hung from the ceiling can repel flies. This myth is based in the theory that refracted light in water confused flies' compound eyes. The first chamber would hold the flies, the second would hold some rotten meat, and the third would hold both rotten meat and a bag of water.
What keeps flies away from your house?
Natural fly deterrents Flies hate the smell of essential oils like lemon grass, peppermint, lavender and eucalyptus – put a few drops in a spray bottle and use around the house daily. They also hate the smell of camphor (a traditional moth deterrent) which you can buy online, cloves and cinnamon.