Date: 6/4/18 3:55 am From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] ants at hummingbird feeders - solved???
The big ant traps work, but the small ones built into some “flying saucer” feeders aren’t always effective. We’ve got ten hummingbird feeders, on several poles, and I wanted a method to protect them all. The olive oil is an interesting idea. I’d never heard that! Maeve
On Jun 4, 2018, at 6:52 AM, Roy Pilcher <00000022ffe6db53-dmarc-request...> wrote:
> 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 > > > > > -----Original Message----- > 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. > Dick Harlow > > > > 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 >>