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DIY Moat to Keep Ants Out of Hummingbird Feeder


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DIY Moat to Keep Ants Out of Hummingbird Feeder - twist the other end for the topMake a plastic cap moat to keep the ants from getting into your hummingbird feeders.

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Supplies:

  • 8 - 10 in piece of plastic coated wire
  • 1 plastic cap of some kind
  • glue gun
  • Phillips screw driver
DIY Moat to Keep Ants Out of Hummingbird Feeder - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. First heat up the Phillips screw driver with a flame, this enables it to go right through the bottom of your plastic cap with ease. Don't make the hole too big, just the same diameter as your wire if possible.
  2. DIY Moat to Keep Ants Out of Hummingbird Feeder - pushing heated screwdriver through the cap and then putting wire through
     
  3. Next string your wire through, you need at least an 8-10" piece of wire.
  4. Twist the end like in the picture (the bottom part first).
  5. DIY Moat to Keep Ants Out of Hummingbird Feeder - twist the bottom
     
  6. Then twist the other end (which is the top).
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  8. Now apply the glue, using the glue gun, really well on the outside on the bottom twist, and let fully dry.
  9. DIY Moat to Keep Ants Out of Hummingbird Feeder - apply hot glue on the outside around the bottom opening for the wire
     
  10. Then apply the hot glue to the inside really well, as we don't want the moat to leak water.
  11. DIY Moat to Keep Ants Out of Hummingbird Feeder - coat the inside to prevent leaking
     
  12. Now use the bottom 'loop' to hang your feeder from, and the top loop is what you put your hanging wire through.
  13. The moat will be in the middle.
  14. Ants can walk down the wire hanging from a tree or your house eaves, but as soon as they get to the moat, which is before the feeder, they can't go any further (as long as there's water always in it).
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