Hummingbird feeder protection: 1) Shown: Perky Pet Guard. 2) Use water moat (see "Trap-It" or "Detourant Ant Moat"). 3) Purchase flat feeder like "humzinger" with built in moat. 4) Rub thick coat of petroleum jelly halfway up pole.* 5) Use dab grease under bottom of holes to keep wasps away. * Grease can get in bird feathers, which is bad. :(
This is a guide about keeping ants out of the hummingbird feeder. The sweet liquid in your hummingbird feeder attracts more visitors than just your intended guests. Ants also love the sweet nectar and often invade the feeders. Keeping them out can be a real hassle.