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  • Shannon Coleman-Pazoki

    Amazingly Effective, Nontoxic Fly Repellent - Simply a ziploc bag with a penney inside the bag! A pinner said "I had to repin this again for you to see. YES IT WORKS! Oh my, it looks hokie but our temps have been upper 90's and no flies in my back yard have been spotted. I spoke with a women who grew up on a dairy farm and she swears by it. She said they used 5 pennies. Go figure."

  • Sylvia Meyer

    Keep flies away with a clear plastic bag filled with water with penny at bottom! It's completely non-toxic, and you can picnic fly-free! Fly repellent - pinner said "I had to repin this again for you to see. YES IT WORKS! Oh my, it looks hokie but our temps have been upper 90's and no flies in my back yard have been spotted. I spoke with a women who grew up on a dairy farm and she swears by it. She said they used 5 pennies. Go figure."

  • May Rațiu

    Fly repellent - clear plastic bag with a penny in the bag to repel flies with the bright lights. pinner said "I had to repin this again for you to see. YES IT WORKS! Oh my, it looks hokie but our temps have been upper 90's and no flies in my back yard have been spotted. I spoke with a women who grew up on a dairy farm and she swears by it. She said they used 5 pennies. Go figure."

  • Lily Kissinger

    Fly repellent - pinner wrote: "no flies in my back yard have been spotted. I spoke with a women who grew up on a dairy farm and she swears by it. She said they used 5 pennies." Just put pennies in a bag of water keeps flies away from your backyard or wherever you put it.

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how to keep flies away from outside dining areas via apartment therapy TIP: Goodbye Fruit Flies: To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass, fill it 1/2' with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid; mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup an d gone forever!

All-Natural "Magic" Bug Spray! - spray around your yard to get rid of bees, mosquitoes, flies, and other insects. Made from onion, garlic, water, cayenne pepper, and dish soap.

  • Marilyn Baker

    Please don't use this on bees. We need bees to pollinate our food.

  • Who Knew? Tips

    Marilyn, it doesn't kill them! They'll just avoid it because of the smell. But yes, better to use around the deck than on plants that need pollinating!

  • The mint cup of tea

    does it work? we need a solution at our house by the sea, there thousands of bees around our table, we cannot even eat without them "disturbing".

1.Peppermint: 1 part peppermint, 1 part water and a few drops of dish soap in a spray bottle. 2.Coconut: 1 part coconut oil and 1 part vinegar, mix together in a spray bottle. Use this method in your shower, bathrooms, windows and even around all your drains in the house. 3.Citrus: Drop a few essential oils anywhere around the house that they show up!

  • Misti Henning

    Does it have to be peppermint oil or can it be peppermint extract?

  • Marnie Hirschey

    If you have cats; peppermint essential is toxic to them and you won't be able to use this spray in your home or outside if they can be exposed to it.

  • Kristen Dillon

    Citrus oils work too, specifically orange oil!

  • Jana Diket

    cats' livers cannot break down the enzymes from citrus oils, so be aware of this when using any citrus oils!

Homemade Mosquito Repellants; great if you have small children!!!

Take a wide mouth jar and fill it 1/2 — 3/4 of the way full with apple cider vinegar. Add a few drops of dish soap, then fill the rest of the jar with water until the bubbles reach the rim of the jar. Drawn by the scent of the vinegar, the fruit flies get caught in the bubbles and die. When the bubbles disappear, dump some of it out and fill it with a little more water. Keep changing out your jar periodically until they’re all gone — it may take between 24 and 48 hours to get rid of all of them