How can I keep ants from infesting my hummingbird feeder?

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  • Alice Alice on Jun 26, 2018
    Keep ants out of hummingbird feeders
    DIY Ant Moat
    1. Take a bottle or can-lid with two rings. ...
    2. Run a wire through this hole up to feeder. ...
    3. The hole from where the wire has gone through should be completely sealed. ...
    4. Now fill the gap(between outer and inner rings) with water. ...
    5. If the inflow of ants is large, you can use a bigger lid with a large and deep moat.

  • Franklinrawley Franklinrawley on Jun 26, 2018
    we got these inverted cups that the ants cannot get to. really neat. this is a cup that hangs from the hook in the tree. the ants can't figure out how to go down to go back up. these are only a few bucks. Ours are green.

  • BELLA BELLA on Jun 26, 2018
    I saw another person ask the same question the other day and some one answered this. She said to hang the feeder with wire and they can't hold on to that and slide off if they try. I don't know if it works, I need to try it too. I've had my feeders over run with ants. I've found a couple of nests and put corn meal on them. It kills the ants because they can't digest it. They take it back to their nests and it kills all of them.
    Good luck!

  • I used to put Vicks Vaporub on the spot on the branch where the feeder hung. The would not cross it.

  • 16999903 16999903 on Jun 26, 2018
    Try using Vaseline on the hanger. Refresh the Vaseline every time you refill the feeder.