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[RC] flies,bags of water? - rides2far

O.K. guys, what's the deal on the baggies of water repelling flies? A
couple of years ago my mother-in-law came home from a trip out of the
country and announced that everywhere over there they had baggies of
water hanging from strings around outdoor eating areas, etc. and that it
repelled flies.  Lately I've noticed several people doing this here and
there. Then out of the blue I received a commercially packaged deal
that's the same idea but a little heavier bags with rivets in the top to
suspend them around your barn I suppose. Don't know who my benefactor is
but I dutifully hung them up.  Now I have this fear that somebody's going
to start laughing and say, "You fell for that TOO?  So, anybody heard of
any research that affirms whatever affect it's supposed to have on the
flies eyes or whatever. My ponies think it's great fun to reach high and
grab them so there's 2 down already so I advise you hang them high if
you're going to try it. One of the commercially packaged bags actually
survived being pulled down by pony teeth though so if this is for real
there would be some advantage to buying theirs with the heavier plastic
and rivets...but it seemed pretty uneconomical to pay shipping on that
big bag of water when you could have just gotten 8 bags in an envelope.


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