Do hummingbird feeders attract roaches?
Yes! You know why? Because seed dropping from feeders attracts mice and cockroaches.
While nectar dripping from hummingbird feeders to attracts ants and any grain can attract mice, moths, weevils, and roaches.
How to Keep Roaches Away From Hummingbird Feeders and avoid them in Your Home
When talking about pests, nothing is guaranteed. You can do everything right – keep your yard spotless, store food hygienically, de clutter – and still have a cockroach or two raise an army.
That said, the followings are some steps that you can take to reduce the presence of bugs and mice in your home.
When feeding birds, ensure your feeders are far away from the house as possible.
Do not use window feeders- hummingbird feeders and seeds that attach to the window with suction cups.
As much fun a it is to watch birds up-close, having food that close to your home is an open invite to mice and bugs who after feeding will make residence in your home.
While even the neatest garden can experience pests, the cleaner and less cluttered your yard and home is the better.
Vacuum often; don’t leave dirty dishes on the counter or sink; keep kitchen counters crumb-free; avoid collecting “junk”, don’t allow things like laundry to accumulate on the floor (roaches love to hide under objects left untouched).
If you keep and maintain any compost pile, ensure you keep it and nay transport buckets as far away from the your house (and your neighbor’s houses) as far as you can.
Turn the contents of the pile regularly. Compost, especially when allowed to sit undisturbed (close to the hummingbird feeders or not) can attract cockroaches, mice, and other bugs plus small animals.
All food should be in the freezer or in an airtight containers. Keep on the shelf only the grains and flour you anticipate using frequently.
The rest should go in the freezer. Any grain can attract moths, roaches, mice, and weevils. Avoid taking any chances: meal, rice, flour, and other grains freeze well and can be used straight from the freezer with no thawing needed.
Open pet foods should be stored in airtight containers.
When storing books, knick-knacks, Christmas decoration, and so forth. Never use cardboard boxes.
Roaches love cardboard and will often nest in boxes that are not disturbed for long periods of time. Bugs can arrive at your home and yard in cartons and cardboard boxes, so if you have home deliveries, unpack the contents immediately, and then dispose of the boxes.