Keeping Ants Out Of Hummingbird Feeders

How do I keep ants out of my hummingbird feeders?

By JERRY from Lampasas, TX

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April 26, 20110 found this helpful
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I usually will spray the pole I have mine hanging on with vegetable oil spray. They usually won't be able to climb it then.

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May 4, 20111 found this helpful
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I spread Vaseline on the hook and up the chain and I also have a ant molt keep it filled with water it should not touch anything close to where the ants can reach the feeder like leaves.

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September 7, 20150 found this helpful
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I feed about 300 hummers everyday. I go thru about five gallons of feed a day. Ants and bees are a real problem. I hang all my feeders on sheppard hooks. About one foot up from the ground I use axle grease smeared on the pole for about a foot. Product is about 4ft from the feeders. Axle grease is unaffected by heat so even if it's 105 the grease stays in place. I have red ants, black ants, fire ants, carpenter ants and one I don't have a name for.

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If you do this be sure to wear throw away gloves. And yes I have a large bee problem. So many they killed one of my dogs. I have another solution for bees but unless they are bad and I mean to where I couldn't go near the feeders without bee gear on good luck. Me, I use a shop vac to knock them down. The bees are being managed and the hummers are happy. Every year my hummers return by the hundreds.

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June 8, 20160 found this helpful

All I can say is WOW! The most that I have ever had is 6 hummers in one season. A male cardinal took on a feeder last year and would not move when
the hummers tried to feed. I just hung more feeders.

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April 21, 20170 found this helpful

do you have any suggestions on getting more hummers into our yard??

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June 7, 20170 found this helpful

Try olive oil around the 'flowers'. We live in AZ and many of my friends swear by it.

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The bees hate it and the hummingbirds don't mind at all!

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August 1, 20170 found this helpful

A surefire way to kill hummers and other birds. Once they get the grease ANYWHERE on their feathers they'll never get it off.

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August 13, 20170 found this helpful

Please post pictures or a video. I would love to see that many hummers.

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June 24, 20180 found this helpful

Hi, I need advice. I do have axle grease, but the super large black "tree ants" I call them seem like they just jump over the grease.

I don't want to put moats all around because it would be a hassle to refill all the time. Too hot here. do you have any suggestions for these large black ants? Thank you. I have about 13 feeders.

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September 14, 20160 found this helpful
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I use just a dab of axle grease smeared around the hanger. If you don't have any I'm sure someone you know would be glad to stick some in a baggie for you.

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The larger the ants the longer the smear. Make sure it goes all the way around the hanger.

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May 4, 20160 found this helpful

Put cooking oil around the top and around the bottom

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