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How do I keep ants from getting into my window mounted hummingbird feeder?

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Try salt, or my momma would try the ante ant spray whatever u call it.

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bay leaf or cinnamon they're allergic to it.

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Maybe those little metal ant traps

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I have heard that they wont cross over salt. Worth a try? :)

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Isnt that for slugs though?
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I heard it works with ants. Worth a try, since salt is cheap and usually available in most peoples houses. :)
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peppermint oil or extract

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use some "wasp" spray on the area the ants use as the bridge..

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Wipe area down with vinegar.

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Don't use anything toxic as it could harm the birds.

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Vaseline on the hanger

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Works a treat for me!
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put diamteaus earth around it. It is a chemical used to clean swimming pools. It is a powder that looks like lime. my husband put it around the wood where we had the cup hook to hang the feeder and the ants would not cross it.

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Coating the hanger with oil works. Petroleum jelly would be good too.

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bay leaves get rid of ants thats what i do at my house

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I've fed hummers for probably 20 years now. I always spray the 6 hole feeding areas with something called 'Skin So Soft'. It most always keeps ants and bees away and doesn't bother the birds (Hummers or Orioles). The bummer is that I can only find it from an Avon lady! It's been worth it though. I got a big bottle years ago and am still using it. Good luck with whatever you try. And PS don't color your nectar, just plain sugar water is best.

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Just about any kind of white powder: talcum, baking soda, flour, etc. They won't cross it.

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The Ant Moat is a small plastic cup (about 3" in diameter) that fits between the hummingbird feeder and your hanger. Just fill it with water or petroleum jelly and ants can't get to the feeder! (Works with all feeders.)

ITEM #ANTMOAT $6.97

http://www.humming-birds.com/moat.html

Can also be found in any good bird store or made yourself

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Cheasy advertisment?
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No I just bought them there.
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Go to the store and buy some chalk. White seems to work better.
Then draw a complete circle around the opening and any where they might
be able to crawl on. The pole and any other place that looks good.
Also use this for ants that are coming into your house. Windows Doors,
and garages.

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Make a circle of spices around where they are coming from, use a strong spice, like cinnamon, or somthing else like that. It is okay for the humming birds to eat, but too hot for the ants to cross.

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bay leaves in summer put in kitchen drawers ect...

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you can clear glue the space and they wont be able to get in at all!

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run a line of chalk (blackboard type) around your windows and doorway. Not as good but, use vinegar and wipe counters and windowsill helps if you see that they got in

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bleach in there hill chemical warfare!

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close it

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