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    How to keep ants out of hummingbird feeders?

    +6  Views: 438 Answers: 4 Posted: 5 months ago

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    Purchase an Auntguard  or an Aunt Moat at your local garden centre.


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    Fill with water (aunt moat)


    Three ways to keep ants away from hummingbird feeder>>https://www.wikihow.com/Keep-Ants-Off-Hummingbird-Feeders


     


    Fishing line ....Video>>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=501zhfJQ3Dg

    If you hang from a pole, put a little bit of  vasoline or grease on the pole. 

    https://dengarden.com/gardening/Prevent-Ants-on-Hummingbird-feeders


    Check this out and good luck. For what it’s worth, chocolate and ants is pretty good....

    Ducky

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    Chocolate ants sound good to me too. :)

    You could try Borax And honey Clu,,i will give you this link ,then you let me know how it goes,,the ant takes the borax back to the nest and kills them all..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKYbabTzGvo      Image result for borax photos

    country bumpkin

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    The aunts are attracted to the sugar water for the birds to drink. She wants the aunts to go away. Honey is only going to attract more insects. :((
    terryfossil 1

    CB,the borax is mixed in with the honey,once they eat the honey with the borax in it,they head back to the nest where their stomach explodes,which will destroy the ant nest..the ant comes for the sugar, then they go away then come back for more..they eat borax they go away,they do not come back..only way to stop the Aunties from coming around..:):):):).>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..
    Ducky

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    Sounds like a murder scene. Get the yellow tape. :)
    country bumpkin

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    Hummingbirds are tiny..... If they get enough of the Borax on their feathers, feet or beak and end up accidentally ingesting it then the poor wee birdies will explode. :((

    There are safer options that will not risk killing the sweet little hummers.


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