Protect Hummingbird Feeders from Ants

Protect Hummingbird Feeders from Ants

Protect Hummingbird Feeders from Ants

Concentrated sugar water used to feed hummingbirds attracts ants. Then the ants then drive the hummingbirds birds away and you have an ant problem. In the past, mineral oil, Vaseline or a very fine fishing line inserted between the branch and the hummingbird feeder were recommended. There are several inexpensive products on the market to keep ants away from hummingbird feeders that we like much better:

Stokes Select Hanging Ant Moat $3.99 at Kmart

Red Flower Ant Moat  $5.99 at Duncraft

WoodLink 3-In Plastic Bird Feeder Ant Guard $12.09 at Lowes

All these hummingbird feeder accessories use water to create a moat that floats above the feeder. The ants can’t cross the water to climb down to the hummingbird feeder. Ingenious! (Do clean out the moat periodically as it may be a water source for other birds.)

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About the Author:

Garrett Thrasher is Vice President and General Manager of Thrasher Termite & Pest Control of So Cal, Inc., Chairperson of the San Diego District of the Pest Control Operators of California (PCOC), a member of the bedbugFREE network, and a member of the National Pest Management Association. Author of The Bed Bug Battle Plan: Field Tested Solutions for Bed Bug Extermination and Prevention (ISBN: 1500838209), Garrett’s solid understanding of bed bugs, their behavior, current outbreaks, and experience on camera has made him a leading contact for news and media outlets. He is also a sought after speaker on the topic of managing online reviews for positive impact. He has spoken at PestWorld and PestTech, and was featured in PCT Magazine and the PCT Podcast. Thrasher Termite & Pest Control of So Cal is accredited by QualityPro–the mark of excellence in pest management.

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