March

08

2012

 

Don't let ants ruin your hummingbird feeder this spring; call EnviroPest by Sprague Pest Solutions today!

As we get closer to the cheerful spring season, it is time to start considering hanging out your hummingbird feeders. Although it is very pleasant to attract the hummingbirds onto your property, the other pests that may come are not as pleasant. The sweet nectar of a hummingbird feeder may attract more than just the tiny birds. Ants in Colorado are also a big fan of the sweet stuff inside of the feeders which can leave your property and your home infested. Thankfully, there are some solutions to keep ants away from your hummingbird feeders.

  1. Build an ant moat around the feeder that will not allow ants to get to the sweet nectar. By filling a moat with water, the ants are unable to get through the water to the actual nectar. This is a simple, easy way to prevent the ants from taking over, and many feeders today already come with an ant moat built-in.

  2. Some suggest coating the hook, hanger, or pole of the feeder with oil in order to keep ants from getting to the nectar. Ants not only infest feeders but their presence also makes the feeder less attractive to hummingbirds.

  3. If you have spotted an infestation of ants anywhere on your property or in your home, contact your local Colorado pest control company right away. Only the professionals can get to the source of the ant colony and get rid of the problem.

If there are colonies of ants on your property, not only will your hummingbird feeders likely become infested but your home kitchen could also suffer. Colonies contain thousands of worker ants who’s mission it is to find food to bring back to the colony. Although you can take some preventative measures like ant moats and oil, it is really a problem for the professionals to solve. Until the colony has been eliminated, the ants will return.

If you are living in the Denver and Boulder areas of Colorado and you are in need of ant control now or come spring, contact EnviroPest by Sprague Pest Solutions. Don’t let the ants take over the hummingbird sightings and other enjoyable nature this spring and summer. EnviroPest by Sprague Pest Solutions offers seasonal programs for a year round pest protection that will help protect your home, family and improve your peace of mind no matter what time of the year.