To keep the ants out of the hummingbird feeders, apply Vaseline or stiff hair jell to the hanger or wire of the feeder. The ants can go as far as the jell then they can't go further to get in the feeder.
I have been using vaseline on my birdfeeder for years and it works! I just put a glob on the shepards hook all the way around the metal several inches away from the feeder. Tada no ants.
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If you have ants climbing down the cord to your hummingbird feeder, put Vaseline on it. It keeps them away for up to a year!
By Rae from Templeton ,CA
I recently read that applying anything greasy on the bird feeder pole to keep the squirrels is not a good idea. Apparently, if anything greasy gets on the feathers of birds, it can cause them a lot of problems. Clean bird feathers are essential for helping them stay warm and dry during the winter. (03/14/2009)
By Shelley W