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New to this forum. I live in south western Pennsylvania. I've had many hummingbirds at my feeder until ants infested it a few days ago. I have a moat but think the ants were able to get in to the feeder by way of some branches of a nearby tree. I've trimmed the branches away and the feeder is ant free. I cleaned it and replaced the nectar. Will the hummingbirds come back? And if so, how long will it take typically?

delia todd

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Hi dnspoole and a warm welcome to you from all the Staff and Moderators.

It sounds to me that you've done the best you can for the moment. However, I've moved your post to the dedicated Hummingbird forum where you're more likely to get the help and advice you need for this issue. Also I subscribed you to the thread so that you can find it easily. You will receive an email after any replies with a link to click on which will bring you straight here.

I'm sure you will enjoy it here and I look forward to hearing your news.

Lisa W

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Hi and welcome to the forum. It might take the hummers a few days to come back. Also at this time of year there are probably quite a few flowering plants they can use so I would give it a while. They will find you again.

KC Foggin

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Hi dnspoole and a warm welcome to you from Myrtle Beach ;)

If I'm not mistaken, Hummers eat ants as well. Actually any small insects.
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