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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 9:59 pm 
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Location: SW Dallas,TEXAS near Wynnewood
Today's newsletter came in my inbox. It is about a fly repellent method using plastic water bags, and links to study on this are provided. I believe the prism/spectrum effect on the multi-faceted insect eyes is the deterring factor and a source of bright focused light is necessary. Another effective method that has unlimited artistic design potential is to make mobiles using unwanted CDs glued back-to-back and suspended by cord, corrosion resistant wire or jewelry chain passed through a hole melted, not drilled, near the edge so that it moves in the breeze. Under sunlight they cast attractive donut rainbows about the landscape. After dark a nearby light causes the same effect. I have made a number of these mobiles and hung them near the doors and at the patio area with very good effectiveness at keeping flies and mosquitos away from those areas. For mobile design motif I prefer to use chrome and cut glass crystal elements because they are attractive and add to the deterrent effect. For experiment I hung one near flowering plants and it deterred the beneficials, so be careful where you put them.


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