butterfly feeder: butterfly nectar, mix 4 parts water with 1 part sugar and boil for a few minutes until the sugar dissolves. Cool the nectar thoroughly before adding it to the feeder. Large batches can be made and stored in the fridge for 3-4 weeks
Dried Bay Leaves - Make ants disappear, FOREVER! The absolute BEST was to get rid of ANTS! Take a handful of dried bay leaves and grind them in a blender until they have turned to a fine powder. Sprinkle anywhere you are having problems with ants. Indoors or out! I do this to keep the ants off of my hummingbird feeder. The best part is it works for months and will not kill the ants or other creatures, but makes them go away. Safe to use around pets and children...will have to try this.
How to feed hummingbirds by hand. 1. Choose the Right Feeder. We've tested many sugar-water feeders over the years, and we finally found a winner from the company First Nature. Even if you don't buy from this company, they provide good criteria for what you should look for in a sugar-water feeder. Use a mixture of four parts water to one part sugar.