In the southwest, especially near the Mexican border, bats can be a problem at your hummingbird feeders. Why is this? Well, it seems that the bats love the nectar solution just like the hummingbirds do. If you should encounter this problem there are things you can do to solve this unusual issue. Try the things listed below and the problem should be solved.
- If you don’t mind having to do so you can just keep refilling the feeder, because the bats will empty it overnight each and every night.
- In order to prevent having to refill it as frequently, you can use a hummingbird feeder with bee guards. This makes it harder for the bats to get to the nectar solution.
- Take the feeder in each night and then put back out the next morning. It is important to realize that hummingbirds begin feeding very early in the morning, about 45 minutes before sunrise, and the hummingbirds rely on the nectar solution as an energy source after the long, cool night.
Bees and wasp are a common problem at many hummingbird feeders, but apparently they are not alone. Bats can be a source of trouble too. It is my hope that this post has given you some insight as to how to solve this unique challenge.