Amazingly Effective, Nontoxic Fly Repellant – Eco Snippets

Amazingly Effective, Nontoxic Fly Repellant

“Flies seem to be everywhere this time of year.  I was out at a local farm just yesterday and the flies were very noticeable and quite annoying as I went about my work.

Seeing all those flies reminded me of a simple, nontoxic and very effective fly repellant that I observed in action at one of my children’s field trips a couple of months ago. The class was visiting a petting farm with a large open barn where donkeys, horses, goats and other livestock were available for the children to observe and interact with. Despite so many animals in a small semi-enclosed area, there were no flies buzzing around!

Curious, I asked the owner about this and he pointed to the heavy duty plastic bags partially filled with water hanging over every stall…”

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MythBusters has tested this and found, if anything, it is a fly attractor not a repellent. I tested it for myself and found the same.


Doesn’t seem to work wherever I live. Perhaps I just smell too attractive to the flies.


Have tried this SEVERAL times and it has NEVER worked.

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