How to Get Rid of A Fly Without a Fly Swatter
Summer, we are here!
With summer, comes heat. Of course, it really depends on where you live, but for the most part, summer means hot weather, going to the beach, taking vacation, and having picnics.
There are some things most people really don't think much about, but they do notice them when in the house or out picnicking--flies, those very pesky flies. I really hate flies. They land everywhere and on anything, including food.
In places where there are a lot of crap--and this could literally mean "crap"--you may feel unhealthy about eating food that has been touched by one or more flies. I personally feel that way.
Anyway, in this article, I will show you how you, in certain settings, can get rid of those pesky flies, even if you don't have a fly swatter.
Setting Where This Technique Applies
This technique will only apply indoors where there really aren't many flies; unless, of course, you leave the door wide open. In this case, you may as well be outside.
Indoors, provided doors are properly closed to keep bugs out, you may see in the order of around 5 flies, at most. This is the scenario where my technique will apply. Any bigger scenario than this, and it can get disgusting. You'll see what I mean as you read on.
Capture a Fly Using Chopsticks?
You might be thinking, "Yes! Maybe if I was a martial arts master, I can capture a fly with a pair of chopsticks, then get rid of the flies in my house."
Mr. Miyagi in "Karate Kid" was trying to do that, but even he didn't have much luck.
So, "no" this technique will not involve using chopsticks.
What it will involve are your two hands.
The Fly Flight Trajectory
The technique I'm about to disclose takes advantage of the fly's general take off flight trajectory.
See the video I put together below for a better understanding of what I mean.
Finally, the Technique
This is a well kept secret that I developed personally after years of observation and practice.
After you read this, consider yourself part of the few elite masters of bare hand fly killing.
In the image below, you will see that we are taking advantage of the fly's take off trajectory. You just need to do the following in order to succeed:
- Place your open hands about 1 foot apart, with the fly centered between your hands.
- The height between where the fly is and where your hands will intercept the fly (at a point around the middle of your hand) should be around 3 to 4 inches.
- To execute the kill, simply slap your hands together, quickly, and you will find a dead fly between your hands.
- Dump the fly into the trash can, and wash your hands with soap and water.
As noted earlier, the technique described here takes advantage of a fly's take off trajectory; and by simply placing your open hands over the fly, in a pre-clapping position, you can catch and kill a pesky fly by simply clapping your hands together. After the kill, make sure to wash your hands.
You are now part of an elite group of people who know how to catch a fly with their bare hands.
Now go and practice!
If you'd rather not touch those pesky flies, and want to use the latest gadget to get rid of them instead, then check out the tools on right side from Amazon.com (I've used one of these before; they are extremely effective; and you will hear a zapping sound upon fly contact).
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