I recently had some family over for a BBQ and had some unexpected guests join us.
Flies…. and lots of them!
I tried hard to keep my cool as these little pests worked at spoiling my BBQ. I asked my friends for any tips on keeping flies away for future get-togethers.
One guest stunned me with his suggestion – Fill ziplock bags with water and a couple of pennies and hang them around the area!
I was intrigued. As soon as the mess was cleared away, I sat down at my computer to verify this and landed at snopes.com and science.howstuffworks.com. Here’s what I found:
The short of it; experts and amateurs are split on this.
Many restaurant owners will share success stories on how hanging water-filled plastic bags from the ceiling kept the droves of flies away. Several insist on adding a single penny to the polybag, some say a handful and yet others say pennies are unnecessary.
How does it work? There are those that claim the insects fly away at the site of their magnified reflection or that the insects perceive the bag to be a body of water.
What is puzzling about the above explanations is that there is no lack of flies at lakes and ponds. This means that water doesn’t scare the flies away. Neither does their reflection scare them off as you can find the creatures on mirrors and glass too.
Yet most explain that houseflies have very sensitive eyes and the plastic bag filled with water alters the course of light shining at it and confuses the insect.
Science hasn’t yet proven either way if this method of hanging water from polybags actually works. Regardless, you will still find bags filled with water hanging in restaurants and in backyard patios across the globe.
For my next party, I plan on stringing some Hang Hole Zip Lock Bags on twine and hanging them around the area.
I wonder what will happen….
Have you ever experienced a day which started off pretty lousy but, thanks to a simple compliment turned a complete 180 degrees?
It could have been the rainy weather and your favorite jeans being dirty but then you meet your neighbor who remarks on how good your hair looks or they like your glasses. Suddenly your day looks a lot brighter! You know exactly what I mean!
Believe it or not, getting a compliment from a customer can have the same effect! We strive to make all our customers happy and it is very heartening to get positive feedback.
Thank you to Victoria P. from Lynden, WA for emailing the following comments:
Thank you for all your help in getting our bag order Invoice straightened out. I phoned [a] few minutes ago and paid for the invoice. I was told the order should go out today. I wasn’t really expecting service to be so quick. AWESOME! Your company is, by far, the best for prompt service, from all the companies that we deal with.
Thanks, T.W., from Canada:
Just a quick comment on your customer service…
I really appreciate that you send your shipments out the same day, as well as email the tracking number, with the link.
That’s top notch!
Thank you very much!
This short one is from Steve M. from Wilmington, MA who had requested a quote on custom bags:
You are the only bag company of three that has replied thus far…clearly your customer service is above the competition!
Compliment the next person you meet, stranger or friend; you never know how you will change that person’s day!
I recently came across a “Go Green” blog where the author wondered why all plastic bags and shopping are not marked as being recyclable when they all are. While I do not know the answer, I know that for those that are environmentally conscious, we offer bags that will make them proud!
Our recycle logo zip lock bags are the same high-quality standard ziplock bags with the addition of having the recycle symbol printed along the bottom.
The bags are Wal-Mart compliant bags who have reported, “And we continue to increase the amount of plastic and cardboard we have been able to recycle. We estimate that we have redirected more than 182 million pounds of plastic from landfills”.
For those that don’t work with Wal-Mart, either locally or internationally, the recycle logo bags are also useful for those who appreciate the reminder for themselves and for others, that plastic bags are recyclable.
RoyalBag currently stocks thirteen sizes with the #4 recycle logo; starting with the 2 X 2’s all the way up to 13 X 18 recycle logo ziplock bags.
You can make a difference in helping to protect our environment!
Poly bags are a great form of advertisement. Does that surprise you? It shouldn’t!
Many companies print their logos and names on our plastic bags since not only does it give their products a professional guise, it is also a clever way of advertising!
Bags travel far and when the company name is on it, the publicity goes along. Reclosable plastic bags are used and reused so this form of advertising is definitely long term.
And what’s more, printed poly mailers are the ideal brand promotion. They create an enthusiasm for the products from the minute the customer receives the package!
Various forms of identification that are splashed across the poly bags are:
Warnings and instructions,
Slogans and designs
Ingredients and directions
pictures and more!
…all depending on which industry is using the bags.
Whether you use the ziplock bags for packaging, at trade shows or to ship products in, use the bag and poly mailer to indicate your company’s message.
We offer many custom manufacturing capabilities including pouches, compartments, perforations and 6 color double sided printing on polythelyne bags..
Standard minimums are 25,000 but we can hot-stamp print our stock bags for only 1,000 bag minimum.
What are you waiting for? Contact our team for a custom quote today!