Date: 6/4/18 3:52 am From: Roy Pilcher <00000022ffe6db53-dmarc-request...> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] ants at hummingbird feeders - solved???
A simple ant trap would do the job! A small plastic cup, ~2 inches in diameter and a paper clip is all that is required. Pin hole through center of cup . Thread paper clip then bend for double hook, one above one below.
Olive oil or some such in the cup.
Cheers, Roy Pilcher
From: Richard Harlow <raharlow...>
To: VTBIRD <VTBIRD...>
Sent: Sun, Jun 3, 2018 9:17 pm
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] ants at hummingbird feeders - solved???
How often did you have to reapply the tape during the summer? Or, was
one tape all you needed to do.
On 6/3/18 18:15, Maeve Kim wrote:
> Halfway through last summer, our hummingbird feeders were immediately full of ants, lots of ants. In desperation, I wrapped the bottom 2’ or so of the poles on which there were hummer feeders with the blue tape that’s sold for edging when you’re painting - sticky side out. It worked wonderfully (although the sight of the blue tape dotted with tiny dead bodies wasn’t very lovely) so I applied more tape this year. I think this is the solution!
> Maeve Kim
> Jericho Center