I have mine hanging from a double shepherds hook. My neighbor told me
that she smears some petroleum jelly on the pole and that seems to work
well for her. I just got two new feeders today called hummingnizer
feeders. They have a built in bug moat in the center. Twenty minutes
after hanging them, I looked over and low and behold there was a hummer
sitting on the built in perch feeding. Never thought they would attract
the birds that fast!
Mine hangs under the eave, about 6 inches down,
on a piece of aluminum rod that is bent in a S shape.
The plastic coated wire that came with the feeder is
tied in a loop - to hang over the S hook.
I have no idea why - but the ants haven't discovered it yet.
The orioles are loving the hummer feeder this year -
- more than ever.
It's situated right outside the kitchen window and
the clothes line runs right by - a couple feet away -
the hummers like to sit & rest on the clothesline
and guard the feeder from there.
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I hang my feeders from the top of my deck on a 1/16th OD wire, welding wire
is good also. I need something that wont break when storms are thrashing.
I tried coating this wire but the ants walked right over it, then I placed
vaseline on it. They try, however get caught in it and die, when they die
they aren't able to transmit their routes to their family. Underneath on the
deck I place a solution of borax...20% borax to 80% sugar, mix with water to
make a paste. This eliminated the ant problem. for me...
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