If You Ever See Bags Of Water Nailed To A Neighbor's Front Door, THIS Is What It Means...

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I have never met a human alive who actually enjoys the company of flies. I've met people who like cockroaches, grasshoppers and even worms, but never flies. I think I can safely say that every human on the planet hates flies.

Flies are just annoying and can mess up a good picnic. Most people buy bug zappers to rid their homes of the vile insects but there is an easier and less messy alternative that seems to be pretty popular online.

You'll need the following:

Plastic sandwich bag
Lime juice
Table salt
Shiny pennies
Water

Mix 2.5 cups of water with a generous amount of salt and a couple squirts of lime juice. Fill the sandwich bag almost to the top with this mixture, then add in a few shiny pennies. The lime juice and salt will help keep the pennies shiny for longer. Nail it to (or suspend near) your door and you're ready to go!

While there's no official scientific confirmation of this method, a lot of people swear by it. According to one user, this works because of how it affects a fly's visual receptors.

"Flies have visual receptors called ommatidia. Unlike humans, they don’t have pupils that control the amount of light that enters their eyes. Our pupils do, their ommatidium do not. Therefore, the reflective light or flickering light "scares" them because they can’t focus. Another homemade repellent is the use of an old CD. Just hang one nearby and allow our wonderful sun do its magic! The spinning CD that reflects the sunlight is a knockout for those pesky flies!!! Trust me… it works."

Check out the video below to learn more, and don't forget to SHARE this helpful tip with your friends and family.

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