Tiny Ants invading my Feeder.....Help!!!!

corkyzokAugust 4, 2011

Posted by corkyzok none (My Page) on Thu, Aug 4, 11 at 10:00

I am going crazy here! I do not know what to do,I am at a loss....Kept the ant moat filled....didn't work! Tried vaseline about a 1/4 of the way up the shepards hook...didn't work!I have those really tiny ants that you can barely see.I went to clean my Humzinger this morning and they were all over the sugar water,drinking it up! That was bad enough...when I took it in the laundry room at the utility sink to wash it ,I took the top off and there must have been at least 3 zillion of them underneath the lid that you can't see(on the inside).How in the heck did I get sooo many of them??? I beleive they can swim! Maybe, a wider moat would work,would do you think??HHHHEEEELLLLLPPPPPP!!! PLLLEEEAAASSSEEE!!!!

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zzackey(8b GA)

They LOVE sugar! I spray my post with ant killer spray. This helps for awhile, I have to keep spraying it.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2011 at 2:58PM
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zzackey(8b GA)

I read there is a certain thinness of fishing line that they are unable to climb on because it is too thin. Sorry I don't remember where I read it or the type of fishing line it was. Maybe you can find it by reseaching?

    Bookmark   August 8, 2011 at 5:06PM
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hummersteve

First be sure the feeder itself is not hanging close enough to an object where the ants can get on the feeder itself. Some of the hummzinger moats may not be wide enough to keep persistant ants out of it. You can make your own out of a laundry or spray cap. Heres one type that I made. Some people use a spray cap and a hot glue gun. Heres mine.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2011 at 8:30AM
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ncdeadeye

try hanging on a piece of fishing line with a dab of vaseline on line.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2011 at 10:36PM
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