Humm-Bug is a fairly new product that produces a necessary food for hummingbirds. Ripe Bananas are the recommended fruit that you place inside this feeder, and after about 2 to 3 weeks you will develop a population of Fruit Flies. Hummingbirds love fruit flies or similar sized insects besides nectar. Protein is necessary for the development of hummingbirds, while nectar provides the fuel or energy for them to move.
This product is made of a durable, but flexible, non-fading plastic. It's designed with a perch all around the unit to allow for multiple hummingbirds to feed. It's been made in the color red to most attracts hummingbirds. Supporting the unit is a sturdy steel cable with a loop to attach to any style hook or small branch.
Wildbird General Store is an Elite Edmonton birding store. This product is available through this link: https://www.wildbirdgeneralstore.com/
Nest Building Materials is a combination of majority cotton with yarn tails. Countless species of birds, including hummingbirds, will use this nesting material to build their nests. Approximately a 5 inch diameter tightly condensed ball of material will last for a long time and for many nests. It is a favorite for many different types of songbirds, and also a perfect material for hummingbird nests. Just hang it in an obvious location, and the birds will search it out.
There are always people struggling to eliminate ants from their hummingbird feeders, as ants can be one of the worst pests to invade the sweet nectar. Here is a new product available to keep those pesky ants away. Ant Barrier is new technology that uses a product called AntCant to stop ants from crossing. People are always looking to find a safe, maintenance free product to eliminate ants, and this one really works. I tested it for a few weeks by creating a problem feeder for ants to find. Once they formed the steady trail to this feeder, I placed the Ant Barrier above the feeder. The ants did NOT cross the Ant Barrier. The problem was eliminated immediately. The product Ant Cant Spray can be purchased when the coating on the barrier breaks down, which is suggested after about one year. For information on either product please go to www.crittertechnology.com/shop
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Nectar Aid is a product designed for easy mixing of your hummingbird nectar. When the divider is inserted inside the designated slot inside the container, it automatically creates the perfect mixture measurement between water and sugar. You simply fill the large side of the container with the desired amount of water, and on the other side of the container separator, which is 1/4 the size of the large area, you fill with sugar until it's equal to the water line. You pull out the divider or separator and stir until completely dissolved. The lid has a slotted area for the stir stick to keep them always together(as demonstrated). This container is a super sturdy plastic, which is also microwavable.
With 2 designated slots in the container, you can also make an Oriole Nectar. It is available a various birding stores across America. Check with your local birding store or to find a retailer go to www.nectaraid.com
Perfect Little Brush was designed for cleaning the difficult tight spots on hummingbird feeders. The size of these brushes are perfect for cleaning the little feeding port holes in just about any hummingbird feeder. These Perfect Little Brushes will make you job easier in cleaning feeders and eliminating the build up of mold. They are sold in a 3 pack.
Ant-Foil is a product to eliminate ants from your hummingbird feeders. Ants can be one of the biggest pests to hummingbirds. Once they locate a food source, they can take over entire feeders and keep hummingbirds way.
Ant-Foil has a non-toxic green glue, which is a sticky substance that is placed inside the shroud of the unit. Ants are then unable to cross the sticky adhesive. A container of green glue comes with the Ant-Foil, for mwww.nectaraid.com/antfoil.htmlany future applications. It's a great solution to eliminating ant problems with your hummingbird and Oriole feeders.
This product is available in select birding stores across America. To find a retailer near you, go to http://www.nectaraid.com/antfoil.html