The Mrs Hinch approved hack that'll help you get rid of flies in your house 2 years ago

The Mrs Hinch approved hack that'll help you get rid of flies in your house

In my house, flies sure didn't get the message about social distancing.

In fact, I'll go as far as saying the little winged creatures are my least favourite thing about summer.

However, I recently came across this nifty little hack for getting flies out of your house, and low and behold, it actually works.

On a Facebook fan page for cleaning guru Mrs Hinch, Alison Turnball Halliday recently shared her trick with fellow fans of the Instagram cleaning influencer.

"I've seen a few people mention on here about a bag of water with coins in to stop flies from going in the house. Today I decided to give it a go. The doors have been open since 7.30am and I haven't had one fly in the house – even when making food. It’s a big thumbs up from me.’

So what do you have to do?

According to Halliday, all you need to do is fill a plastic bag with some water and spare change to hang by your door.

Sounds random?


Many readers commented they had heard of the trick before, and used it as well.

A while back, an Australian lady tipped the Daily Mail off about the same hack, claiming this very ingenious hack could spell the end of swatting flies for good.

Commenting on her find, others said:

"I swear by the plastic bag of water trick. I have them on the porch and in the basement. They say it works because a fly sees a reflection and won't come around."

Finally, someone gave a science-based answer to the problem, reinforcing why it's so effective.

'My research found that the millions of molecules of water presents its own prism effect and given that flies have a lot of eyes, to them it's like a zillion disco balls reflecting light, colours and movement in a dizzying manner,' the answer read.

'When you figure that flies are prey for many other bugs, animals, birds, etc., they simply won't take the risk of being around that much perceived action."

Tell us, have you tried this trick yourself? Did it work?