Often when I go camping, insects like flies fly into my glass. Are there any good ways to stop this?

Also, recently someone told me that I could put a pencil on the glass to stop insects. Does it really work?

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    You could regard the insects as protein that you did not have to pack in. I've never heard of the pencil trick, but a pencil would be good to fish the insects out. I rarely use a glass or cup, but only plastic bottles, which, of course have caps.
    – ab2
    Dec 31, 2015 at 18:54
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    Cover your glass.
    – ShemSeger
    Jan 1, 2016 at 16:15

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I never heard of the pencil trick and I'd be wary. But using a cup with a lid is probably the most obvious choice.

  • Why in the world did this get down voted? It's the only and best answer.
    – Escoce
    Jan 7, 2016 at 16:50

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