Our hummingbird feeder was inundated with ants. While there are plenty of commercial options available for solving this problem, I wanted to try my hand at designing my own solution. In thinking about how a water trap should be designed, I came up with the following critical elements.
- A leak-free cup for the water (duh)
- An upper attachment point that prevents tipping of the cup
- A lower attachment point that is integrated into the monolithic design.
Here’s the result.