During the summer months, flies will circle the food around the table and all the people at the table will start swatting at them with their hands or with folded newspapers. They are irritating and keeping them off the food is quite a difficult and tedious task, considering the number of flies that can gather during the summer. They are just a nuisance and could effect the quality of the food. The solution is the Fly Scare, just place the decorative pyramid onto the middle of the table and switch it on. The rotating propeller with its glistening stripes simulates an attack on the flies and shoos them away. Even though the smell of the food might be luring the constant movement will irritate them so much they will eventually stay away. THESE REALLY WORK!