Expert Author Rick Wilson
Inspired by the hanging plastic bags of water to scare away flies at food markets and taco stands in South Texas and Mexico, Just fill these balls with water and hang around your outdoor areas to repel flying pests using light refraction, which magnifies and inverts movement, colors and images and scares pests away. Flies, Bees and Wasps are all uncomfortable around the ball and eventually, 6 or 7 days, they stop coming around.
Many devices and chemicals have been made to trap and kill flies. From center pieces for the dinner table to fly tape in the corners we have been swatting flies since the beginning of time. We have screens on our windows and doors, we screen in our porches, we have bug zappers, we spray chemicals, all to keep bugs away while we enjoy the outdoors.
Hanging balls of water have made it easy to keep the most annoying pests, the flying ones, away from your outdoor areas without chemicals or traps you have to empty. They turn the flies own defense mechanism against them. They don't like the hanging balls of water so they stay away. Simple as that. It takes about a week to get them all trained, but after that they have better places to go.
Flies are generally attracted to food and other sources of heat/moisture. Areas prone to developing bacteria. Flies come into contact with a lot of decaying substances when looking for food or a place to lay their eggs. They can transfer bacteria and disease every where they go. Plus they bother me.
There are so many different flies, I was looking and I think I saw 245?. There are all different kinds and they are everywhere. One of the things that defines them as flies is their compound eyes. Flies have a pair of large compound eyes and usually three ocelli or simple eyes. Each compound eye is made of hundreds to thousands of closely packed photoreceptive units called ommatidia. Each ommatidium is an individual sensory cell and the nerves of these ommatidia connected to the optic lobes of the brain. The fly has invested A LOT of brain power to being able to see. Confuse their sight and they feel threatened. If they feel threatened, they stay away. A defense mechanism that has kept them around since the days of the dinosaurs.
With these balls flies just stay away. Amazing! It's great, hang them and done. No more flies.
Inspired by a need to keep your outdoor areas pest free. They have made it easier to repel flies and the balls look better than hanging bags of water!