Oil to Keep Ants Out of Hummingbird Feeder

After several years of trying everything possible, I've found that liberally applying vegetable oil all over the shepard's crook and the feeder hanger itself keeps ants away. Nothing toxic, messy, or unsightly, and the ants don't like it! Re-apply once during the season.

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August 15, 20160 found this helpful
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I've always heard it is unsafe for the birds to use oil or vaseline or the like because it can get on their wings and harm them. I have done the dryer sheets, hanging bits on the pole around where the ants might try to get in. Seems to work!

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August 26, 20161 found this helpful
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IF you use oil, put it on the bottom foot or so of the shepherd's crook. DO NOT put it anywhere near where the birds might come in contact with it. It will ruin their feathers - think oil spills and dying birds.

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