Summer is full of things that can annoy the crap out of you, all while you’re otherwise enjoying yourself.
I’m talking about mosquitos and flies, the two flying insects that have the innate ability to ruin an outdoor cookout faster than just about anything else. You can even BBQ in the rain, but you’d still find it harder to work with an annoying buzzing sound ringing all around you. Well you don’t have to let flies ruin a perfectly good cookout anymore, as there’s a very simple life hack you can do at home to keep them away! Here’s what you’ll need:
- Little Plastic Baggies
- Lime Juice
- Newer Pennies
That’s it! You could otherwise go out and spend $10-$20 a bottle of some chemical killer, but then you’re introducing a whole slew of toxins to your household. There’s no reason for that when these simple steps will work just as effectively?
1. Take 2 1/2 cups of water and pour it into a bowl.
2. Add in a generous amount of salt and lime juice, stir until mixed. (NOTE: 2-3 squirts of juice should be enough, but adding more won’t hurt anything either).
3. Pour the mixture into your baggies until they’re near full and throw in your pennies.
4. Hang it in the desired location you want them to keep away from, that’s it!
This concoction works due to the light reflecting off the pennies in the liquid, the constant flickering humans can’t see actually scares the insects into keeping away! When that’s all it takes and science backing it, there’s no reason not to give it a shot at the next grill out. I know I’ll be using it from now on, what about you?
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