Wood Bees, Hummer nests and Citronella Q's
In hopes of having hummingbirds nest in or near my yard, I'm adding more Spring blooming plants in my garden beds, hanging baskets and containers. I also plan to put my feeder out earlier, when the hummers are migrating in. Herein lies my problemÃ¢ÂÂ¦Wood Bees!
The neighbors storage building has many areas that attract them, and they're always buzzing about my property, swooping and chasing one another, and anything else that gets near them!
They are generally gone, or done with their territorial mating aggressiveness by the time my summer bloomers start flowering, so they were previously little more than an annoyance. I'm certain they would chase hummingbirds, making the area unatractive as a nesting site.
I read citronella oil will deter them, but will it also deter hummingbirds from setting up residence as well?
Any personal experience or insight with hummers and citronella would be greatly appreciated.
Genus: Mark Blanchardii