Re: Hummingbird Feeders & Wasps

We have a yellow jacket nest on one side of our house and they occasionally come to the feeder and “sniff” and then fly away.  So nice to enjoy the hummers without watching a fight with a yellow jacket.   Maybe this type of feeder will help.
On Saturday, August 26, 2023 at 09:31:21 AM MDT, lcarrigan_55 <carriganbw@…> wrote:
Reluctantly, I pulled my hummingbird feeder the other day. Have enjoyed the daily visits by BC & Calliope juveniles, but the wasp, yellow jacket & bald-faced hornet visits became too much. The wasps had not been a problem until about 10 days ago &, then, simply became too extreme. Literally a swarm in the hundreds of primarily paper wasps. 

I have bee guards on my ports—no help. Tried a couple of different feeder types—no help. Put up a wasp pheromone trap—just seemed to attract even more. Tried a vinegar solution spray on hangar & feeder—no help.

So, I simply gave in, called it quits & pulled the feeder. If anyone has any other suggestions to keep wasps away, would be be appreciated.

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot/ & Thanks-

Hummingbird Feeders & Wasps

Reluctantly, I pulled my hummingbird feeder the other day. Have enjoyed the daily visits by BC & Calliope juveniles, but the wasp, yellow jacket & bald-faced hornet visits became too much. The wasps had not been a problem until about 10 days ago &, then, simply became too extreme. Literally a swarm in the hundreds of primarily paper wasps. 

I have bee guards on my ports—no help. Tried a couple of different feeder types—no help. Put up a wasp pheromone trap—just seemed to attract even more. Tried a vinegar solution spray on hangar & feeder—no help.

So, I simply gave in, called it quits & pulled the feeder. If anyone has any other suggestions to keep wasps away, would be be appreciated.

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot/ & Thanks-