What is the best way to keep ants away from your hummingbird feeders?

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  • Janice Janice on May 30, 2017
    I rub vegetable oil on the stand to keep the ants from climbing up it and around the holes of the feeder to keep bees from taking over. They are very aggressive to the birds and the oil does not bother the birds.

  • Sally Bergman Sally Bergman on May 30, 2017
    I use Vaseline on the stand.

  • Millie Millie on May 30, 2017
    Wal Mart has a little gadget that hangs below the feeder. It says it needs to be replaced yearly but I've had mine 2 years and it still works. They were located right beside the feeders and only cost close to $5.00. I used the Vaseline but had to keep reapplying it.

  • Dss14589699 Dss14589699 on May 30, 2017
    Vaseline or make a moat, doesn't have to be large, ants can't swim.

  • Eleanor Roper Eleanor Roper on May 30, 2017
    I made a water holder from hair spray can top! Hard to explain but it works!