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Article: Hummingbirds, Nature's Kamaikazes: Information and tips to enjoying them: Part 3: Hummingbird feeders

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Char1
Florence, AZ

October 15, 2007
4:37 PM

Post #4085453

How can I stop my hummingbird feeders from dripping the syrup onto the ground that attracts ants, especially when the wind blows so the feeders sway?

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


October 16, 2007
12:37 PM

Post #4088638

That's a new one. I'm not sure how to remedy this other than change the type of feeder you are using.

Ants will come even if syrup is not dripped though...they can smell it. Being that you're in AZ, the oil or Vaseline on the pole won't work as well for you. You can hang the feeder with nylon fishing line. I tie it on 2 hooks and put it between the regular hooks. That way you don't have to fight it each time you clean your feeder. Ants won't climb down the line for some reason.

Try hanging your feeder in a more sheltered location to combat the wind.

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