Use Vaseline on Birdfeeder to Keep Ants Away

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.


By Jacque

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June 2, 20100 found this helpful

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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September 26, 20160 found this helpful

Tried this also but it seems that it gets dry or something because within 1 day they were walking over the Vaseline. Going to buy a moat device and see if that works.

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September 12, 20190 found this helpful

Please dont use lubricant like Vasaline on bird feeders. Research and look at the birds injured from this. It can eventually kill the birds. Get a baffle or slinky.

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September 28, 2009

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


Use Vaseline On Birdfeeder To Keep Ants Away

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 Michele

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