Why You Should Hang a Bag of Water Over Your Front Door

Flip it!

Even though summer is our favorite time of year, we do have a few complaints about what the season brings. While we don’t much mind the heat and humidity, the one thing that sends us indoors faster than an Olympic sprinter is the bugs—especially the flies!

We’re sure that you are already well aware of the fact that there are plenty of store-bought and homemade items that can stave off these pesky winged creatures, but many of them don’t come with the most pleasant of odors. In fact, if you can’t stand the smell of citronella or spray-bottle chemicals then you are pretty much out of luck!

That’s why we are sharing a hack with you today that will allow you to ensure that all of your porch side cocktail hours, barbecues, and late-night reading sessions are fly-free zones—and the best part is you probably already own all of the materials you’ll need to make your own.

All you need to get started is a heavy duty freezer bag, some table salt, lime juice, pennies, and water. When you combine the items just so, the see-through hanging device will literally turn into a fly’s worst nightmare.

Because this trusty doo-dad needs a light source to do its magic, it’s best to keep it near an outdoor lamp or lighting fixture so that you can keep the flies away both during the day AND at night.

Why flies hate these hanging bags?

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