Droll Yankees® Ant Moat is the Essential Nectar Bird Feeder Accessory

WCLThe Droll Yankees® Ant Moat Keeps Hummingbird and Oriole Feeders Ant-Free

Droll Yankees has introduced a decorative Ant Moat with a capacity that offers days of ant protection for bird feeders designed to feed sugar water. Preventing ants from accessing a nectar bird feeder helps ensure that they are used as intended – for hummingbird and oriole enjoyment.

Plainfield, Connecticut – April 29, 2015

The new Ant Moat from Droll Yankees is a reliable ant-deterring accessory that blocks ants from accessing feeders and spoiling nectar.

Nectar is a simple mix of sucrose (table sugar) and water. Ants are a serious problem when placing one of their favorite foods within reach. The nimble insects are able to climb down the hanging rod of most hummingbird feeders and crawl right into the nectar. Droll Yankees’ new Ant Moat provides a water barrier that ants cannot cross, protecting the sugar water below. Hummingbirds and orioles can enjoy the nectar undisturbed and pest free.

According to the National Audubon Society, “at least 53 species of North American birds drink nectar.”

Feeders specially designed to hold nectar are a common tool in attracting nectar-loving birds. They provide supplemental food when natural food sources are limited and can increase survival rates of nestlings. When this food is compromised by ants and other pests, birds limit or completely avoid drinking from the feeder. Birds are more likely to frequent a yard with reliable food options. WCLBy using the Ant Moat and keeping feeders clean and full of fresh, energy-rich nectar, bird watchers can enjoy watching hummingbirds, orioles, woodpeckers and other nectar drinking birds. The Ant Moat is available in both striking ruby red and orange options that color coordinate with hummingbird and oriole bird feeders on the market. A large three quarter cup capacity provides days of protection and the sweet petal scalloped design adds whimsy to any garden. Fill the cup up with water, hang the feeder, and watch as the hummingbirds flock to enjoy days of clean nectar. The hanger hook extends through the base of the Ant Moat to securely capture and hold a hummingbird feeder hanger. The sturdy polycarbonate construction and stainless steel hanging wire ensure this ant moat will last for many feeding seasons.


In 1969, Droll Yankees started a bird feeding revolution with Model A-6F, the first tubular bird feeder. Since then, Droll Yankees has built on that success, continually developing innovative approaches to bird feeding that benefit both the birds and Droll Yankees customers. Generations of bird lovers have appreciated Droll Yankees’ quality construction, functional simplicity, and commitment to American workers. Droll Yankees offers a Lifetime Warranty Against Squirrel Damage and will replace any squirrel-damaged or defective parts, free of charge.

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