Dealing With Flies at an Outdoor Party?

July 29, 2009

I am interested in knowing how to keep flies away from an outdoor event.

By paul moyer from Los Angeles, CA



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Outdoor plug in bug zappers, fly strips, citronella and/or a little eucalyptus oil placed on cotton cloth.

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If possible, kind of surround the immediate area with hanging ziploc bags, or similar clear plastic containers, nearly filled with water, and a couple very bright shiny pennies dropped in each one. The reason being, flies have eyes that will see these as "walls" and back off. If the area is very large, of course, that would be prohibitive, but for the closer area, where folks might be less active, or eating, and you do not want sprays or the smells of citronella, as some are allergic to some of these things, the bags work very well.


You can also hang some brown paper bags, which have been stuffed with some wadded old news paper, and the bag itself crumpled also, then hang from branches, or close to trees, or buildings, etc. These appear, to flies, to be hornets nests, and they stay clear of them, also. I hope this makes for a pleasant party.

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Place oranges studded with whole cloves around. I would also prespray area with bug/fly spray. The plastic big tip is a great one, just work that into decorations.

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Shooaway - a battery operated tabletop device that keeps flies off your food and drink!

It works. It has holographic dots that refract light and acare flies from coming near your food.


It being sold in 5 different countries in the world but is now coming to the USA. See our website

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