Getting Rid of Flies

How do jugs of water placed around your yard help deter flies? I see them everywhere, and does this really work?

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March 23, 20120 found this helpful

I never heard of putting jugs of water around. I have heard of putting water in a ziplock bag and then hanging it by the door. It works a little. I read you can put lavender oil on paper or a cloth and it works real good. Just make sure you reapply the the lavender oil about once a week.

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March 23, 20121 found this helpful

The flashing of sunlight in the water in the plastic bags is supposed to startle the flies into staying away. I don't know if this works or not. I do not put much faith in these sorts of solutions, but I suppose it wouldn't hurt to give it a try.

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February 13, 20180 found this helpful

Bottles of water around the yard has nothing to do with flies, it is deter cats and sogs from entering and using your garden as a toilet.

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