Certain flies (those of the genus Microsania) are attracted to smoke but are unlikely to affect most people due to their sparse population. Many homeowners notice flies in their homes during late spring, summer, and fall months. And of course, poison is also a risk to small children and any pets in the area. Nevertheless, one thing everybody hates are those stupid flies that fly around your face and land on your food. If i take it down after grilling, then the birds will still come around? So give them this somewhere away from your eating area, sugar water probably works best for this. After determining what attracts flies, homeowners can make modifications to keep the pests from returning. So a smokey candle will do the trick or even the multiple insect deterrent, the Citronella candle, will aide in scaring off bees (not because of the Citronella oil, but because of the smoke). What are those “small legs” in front of a spider called? I am not sure how it works but it has been keeping my families BBQ's fly free for three years now. Outdoor pest control suggests if you do your best to deny them this, they should move on to easier pickings. But there is great confusion when it comes to Citronella candles. Here's the reason behind the effectiveness of homemade repellents. If you don't understand look at the third picture. You know what the bees are after – your sugary food or a drink of water. Nevertheless, one thing everybody hates are those stupid flies that fly around your face and land on your food. it's gross but it looks kinda pretty... and whenever my friends and i smoke outside we feel like more mosquitos come to us as opposed to when we don't smoke. does this bother birds? You might be thinking a vacuum should be in the electrical methods for outdoor pest control but Bug Zooka has created a battery-free bug vacuum they claim is ten times more powerful than motorized vacuums. But take a minute and survey your surroundings. Ants can’t swim and will now drown if they try to scale your picnic table. I’d not recommend it for children, and instead just spray on their clothes only. Relevance. I bought it as a deterent for birds going for my fruit trees? This has been proven to be incorrect and is believed to be a myth started due to the fact ants wouldn’t cross a line of “Chinese chalk”. How about dimes? An outdoor pest control option you have with all insects is the decoy food strategy. ? First off bend, the paper clip like so. mythbusters aside---the bag is FULL--i first heard of this with bag HALF FULL--i think if anyone is interested they should try several diff amts of water to give it a FAIR tesr. Andreas. Now slide the paper clip through the top of the bag. No. But at certain times of the year when flies are around in large numbers, it might be better to use another form of outdoor pest control. Flies hate the smell and will leave pretty quickly. No it does not work. I'm pretty sure they are coming for the food not the smoke. The flies and moths are driving us nuts. Your options when it comes to repelling flies is enormous. This means that meat and feces are the strongest magnets for common house flies. Three camping-related scents include pine, smores and campfire. The methods of using citrus fruits to deter them aren’t going to work. Maintaining a clean drain can make a world of difference in preventing drain flies from making your pipes a home. So let’s look at smaller options. Temperature Master is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.