Ants on Your Hummingbird Feeder? This DIY Moat Will Stop Them

Ants on Your Hummingbird Feeder? This DIY Moat Will Stop Them


If you have ants invading your hummingbird
feeder like I do, this simple homemade moat will solve the problem. I’m Melissa from Empress of Dirt and today
I’m going to show you how to make this ant moat for your hummingbird feeder. These are the materials. There are two eye hooks, two nuts and washers,
a connecting nut, and a plastic cup. First, drill a hole in the bottom of the cup. Next, add some silicone sealant or plumber’s
puddy around the hole where the top and bottom washers will rest. Place a nut and washer on the lower eye hook
and thread it up through the cup. Next, secure it in place with the top washer
and nut. Add the top eye hook with the connecting nut. Finally, let the silicone sealant dry before
you use the moat. Here it is in the garden in early fall. I’ve added plain water to the moat. As you can see the ants are staying above
the moat, and even after several hours there’s no sign of them in the feeder because there’s
no way they can reach it. Having an ant moat will keep the sugar water
nice and fresh for the hummingbirds as they fuel up for their long migration south in
the next few weeks. For a complete tutorial and materials list
be sure to visit me at EmpressofDirt.net

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