How do I keep ants out of hummingbird feeders?

How do I keep ants out of hummingbird feeders?

30 May, 2010 (01:23) | hummingbird feeders | By: admin



I have tried filling the little “moat” at the top with water, chalk, vinegar, etc. The wind either blows it away, or the rain washes it away. I love my hummingbirds, but I’m getting really tired of all the ants in the feeders. I hang the feeders from Shepherd’s hooks, that’s my only option. Appreciate any tried-and-true suggestions. Hold any wise-cracks, please.

The adds on the right side of this page have several items that will keep ants out of your feeder. My favorite is the ant moat.
It easy to keep ants away even I dont have clearly of what you are talking about, but ants can not crawl over the petroluem jelly (vaselin). Paste vaselin around the hanger or

buy a deltamethrin powder (blue death)or chlorpyrifos or mecarptothion (Malathion)~this are chemicals there are posionas dont mix with feed but use it to treat an area you want to place
5 day after application then you can use that place.

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Comments

Comment from Bon Bon
Time May 30, 2010 at 6:42 am

Try putting oil on the shepherd’s hooks where they are crawling up to the feeder.
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Comment from speedy
Time May 30, 2010 at 7:25 am

Maybe get some double sided tape and stick some ant baits in the area where you hand the feeder. Hummingbirds are way cool. Good luck.
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Comment from sensible_man
Time May 30, 2010 at 8:15 am

I really don’t think it is possible. I have my feeders hanging on thin wire hooks from my gutters, and the ants still get to the food.
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Comment from Sbongiseni
Time May 30, 2010 at 8:43 am

It easy to keep ants away even I dont have clearly of what you are talking about, but ants can not crawl over the petroluem jelly (vaselin). Paste vaselin around the hanger or

buy a deltamethrin powder (blue death)or chlorpyrifos or mecarptothion (Malathion)~this are chemicals there are posionas dont mix with feed but use it to treat an area you want to place
5 day after application then you can use that place.
References :

Comment from Joan
Time May 30, 2010 at 9:05 am

This isn’t a green answer, but you could use pesticide granules around the base of the shepherd’s hook. This will kill ants and prevent their return. Or just ignore the ants as much as you possibly can.
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