If you are looking for a quick easy way to prevent flies you should try to get rid of flies with a bag. This is an inexpensive alternative to using the sprays and a lot less work than chasing them with a fly swatter. I was certain this would never work when I first heard of it but after trying it last year I am now a believer.

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Get Rid of Flies With a Bag
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Get Rid of Flies With a Zip Loc Bag

You should start by first filling a zip loc bag about half way full of water. I used a freezer size bag because they are larger and seem to be made of better quality plastic.

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Get Rid of Flies With a Bag and Penny

Once you have your bag filled drop a penny in the bag and make sure you seal it completely.

Step 3

Now you will need to take something and poke a hole into the bag just under the zipper part of the bag. I made my hole in the center of the bag just under the zipper so the weight would be evenly distributed.

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Get Rid of Flies With a Bag - Fishing Wire

In the hole you created you will need to tie one end of your fishing string. Make sure to tie it good so the bag does not fall.

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Get Rid of Flies With a Bag

Now simply attach your bag to a tree or any other place that will let it hang freely. The bag will spin and the light that reflects through the water will look like a predator to the flies and scare them away. This is one of the easiest ways to get rid of flies with a bag.