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We love our hummingbird feeder, for a wide range of reasons. For starters, it is one of our favorite places to sit and watch the world pass us by. It’s not every day that you get the chance to see these birds in action and that’s what makes them so special.

Unfortunately, there is an all too common problem that takes place when it comes to these commonly used feeders. Once these feeders are invaded by ants, the process of getting them out may seem next to impossible.

Photo: Max Pixel

The hummingbirds will no longer want to stop by when they see that the ants have taken over their space. From there, the ants just keep on arriving and they are not going to stop until they have driven all of your friends away. No one wants that, of course!

If you are anything like us, you have probably spent a lot of time online in search of solutions that will keep these pesky ants at bay. Thankfully, we found a few tips that are pretty easy and actually work.

Photo: Pixabay/Paul Brennan

To keep ants away from the feeder, you can craft your own DIY ant moat! There are store-bought versions available as well if you’re not the crafty type. You can get directions for building an ant moat in the video below.

Additionally, you can use a fishing line to balance the feeder. Make sure that the line can hold the feeder safely and you should be good to go. Ants aren’t keen on climbing it, so it makes for a great deterrent.

Photo: Pixabay/Katy Jefferson

The feeder can also be moved to a place where the ants are less likely to go searching for it.

Lastly, make sure the feeder is clean since it’ll be less likely to attract ants that way.

Check out the video below:

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