DIY Hummingbird Feeder Ant Guard from Recycled Materials


| 5/17/2011 10:31:37 PM


Tags: hummingbirds, hummingbird feeder ant guard, recyle, Mary C.,

A photo of Mary  With the hummingbirds migrating back into the US, everyone is putting up feeders.  With the abundance of fire ants in my area, I like many was having problems with ants getting into the feeders and ruining the sugar water. I priced some of the store bought ant barrier containers and they were very expensive.  I found one at the end of the season at a very deep discount. I looked at it and said to myself, I can make this.  I came up with a couple of designs for making home made ones very inexpensive. 

One design uses a heavy gauge wire, such as electric fence wire, which I also had on hand for making homemade plant tags.  Another design used a screen door latch which I had on hand after replacing a screen door on the back porch.   

# 1 RULE, USE GLOVES WHEN DOING THIS PROJECT.

Other materials needed are a cap off of a spray can, a nail or ice pick or drill bit, a pipe or pipe or broom handle, pliers, and water proof caulking.  One advantage of using wire is that if you don’t quite get the hole in the center, you can bend the wire after hanging to level the cap. 

Punch a hole in the middle of the cap. 



punch hole in middle of cap 

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5/15/2018 8:33:06 PM

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Mary Carton
5/21/2011 7:54:21 AM

I hope to get my garden tilled today after I plow up Mom's garden. Have to finish mowing first. Rain is forecast for today probably what you just had. I have a plan for a double rain barrel system with an overflow pipe that I'd like to build behind the greenhouse & put up gutters on the house & run in the barrels. Right now I just have an open barrel under the eve of the greenhouse & after a while I have to dump it because of the mosquito larvae. Been watching your patio project. That's on my to do list when I get caught up. Thanks for visiting. Mary







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