By Sharon from El Cajon, CA
I don't know what really work to get rid of flies except for a can of Raid Spray. My husband brought those little sticky fly trap that you hang up in the cealing, in whichIi hate looking at it. Don't try those water bags filled with water because that do not work, I tried that already.
Besides calling the authorities on the dumpster, a trick I heard recently is to take a ziploc bag, fill w/ water and a couple of shiny copper pennies - hang them around and the flies will scram! Apparently, the reflective-ness of the copper and the flies eyesight - this unnerves them and they find someone else to bother. And, no pesticides either!
Take this question to your public health department. They will assist you, maybe the dumpster is not to be there and in violation.
I searched Bing and got this site for "how to make a fly trap." Way cheap and way easy, AND it should work! Disposable when done!
I would mention this to the home owners association. My thought is that it should be their responsibility. I might be wrong about this, but to me it seems logical.
I am trying to get rid of flies in my backyard. I am having a BBQ graduation party for my daughter and her friends, and these flies are all over the place. Is there an easy solution I can make and hang/put in the yard to attract them?
One of the replies suggests a plastic bag filled with water, if one puts a few pennies in there, this suggestion works even better. We have used it on Habitat-type builds in rural areas and had some success. I wish I had remembered it this summer!
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