Ant-Proof Your Hummingbird Feeder

If it bugs you that ants come to your hummingbird feeder and treat it like a picnic table, try this.

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Ant-Proof Your Hummingbird Feeder

“If it bugs you that ants come to your hummingbird feeder and treat it like a picnic table, try this. Punch a little hole in the bottom of a shallow can and thread through the line that suspends the feeder. Tie a large knot in the line so the container rests on the knot. Seal the hole at the top and bottom with silicone caulk. Then punch a hole in a smaller can, slip that over the string and caulk it to the bottom of the first can. After the caulk hardens, pour in water and your feeder will be ant-proof. It acts like the moat around a castle.” – Glenn Rosser.

“A layer of cooking oil on top of the water will slow down evaporation.” – Travis Larson

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