Feeding Wild how to get rid of red ants in the house Birds Beauty of Birds

Bird feeders or fruit-bearing trees or shrub, bird baths, nest boxes or other nesting opportunities will result in an how to get rid of red ants in the house enjoyable atmosphere in your garden that is filled with foraging how to get rid of red ants in the house and singing birds. As an added benefit, many birds will also eat insects (particularly when breeding) – so they will help keep bugs down as well. In winter, shortages of seeds, berries and insects – particularly during severe weather conditions – make foraging particularly difficult. At this time, your contributions of food and roosting opportunities may be their how to get rid of red ants in the house sole source of energy (food) and warmth (nest boxes used for roosting / protection from icy, strong winds.)

Of course, a wide range of bird feeders are available in shops, but for those who are willing to put in the how to get rid of red ants in the house effort – suitable bird feeders or bird feeding areas can easily be how to get rid of red ants in the house put together without costing you anything (or only very little). In fact, anybody can easily make bird feeder themselves. Please scroll down or make your own bird feeder. It’s a fun project that the kids will enjoy.

• some birds follow strict feeding regimes and some birds will how to get rid of red ants in the house feed on almost anything. Knowing their preferences will help if you want to attract how to get rid of red ants in the house specific birds. Scroll down for information on the feeding preferences of common how to get rid of red ants in the house wild birds, so that you can attract your favorites.

• avoid overfeeding: too many birds together is unnatural, unsanitary, wasteful and dangerous to birds. Viewing only a few birds is more appealing than a how to get rid of red ants in the house bunch of noisy fighting birds. It is best to cut them off occasionally. They will find feed elsewhere and come back when you how to get rid of red ants in the house feed again. This will promote independence and make them more resourceful, smarter, and healthier.

Sunflower seeds: black oil sunflower seeds are a premium feed. Most birds prefer them to the striped sunflower variety. Sunflower seeds a high energy and nutritious food source packed how to get rid of red ants in the house with protein and fat and leave less waste than some how to get rid of red ants in the house other seeds.

• this seed is liked by the following birds: the colorful cardinals, the gentle mourning doves, a wide range of finches, grosbeaks, jays, chickadees, nuthatches, titmice, song sparrows, and white-throated sparrows like safflower. Squirrels dislike safflower seeds. So this is a good option for those wanting to how to get rid of red ants in the house discourage unwanted "visitors".

Peanuts: feeding shelled unsalted peanuts isn’t messy and they are highly nutritious for the birds how to get rid of red ants in the house that can eat them. Most birds can shell whole (unshelled) peanuts, with varying degrees of effort. Squirrels love peanuts. However, don’t feed RAW peanuts to squirrels and other animals because how to get rid of red ants in the house it can seriously hurt them. Raw peanuts and other legumes contain a trypsin inhibitor or how to get rid of red ants in the house substance that inhibits or prevents the pancreas from producing trypsin, an enzyme essential for the absorption of protein by the how to get rid of red ants in the house intestine. Squirrels fed a steady diet of raw peanuts, soybeans. Other legumes, and sweet potatoes could easily develop severe malnutrition. According to the washington state cooperative extension service, roasting hulled raw peanuts for 20 to 30 minutes at how to get rid of red ants in the house 300 degrees fahrenheit, stirring them frequently, will destroy the trypsin inhibitor and render them suitable for how to get rid of red ants in the house feed. If that sounds like a lot of work, buy roasted peanuts but be sure they aren’t salted. (salted nuts of any kind should never be fed to how to get rid of red ants in the house wild animals.)

Fruit: migrating birds and early arrivals regularly encounter shortages of their how to get rid of red ants in the house usual feeding sources and readily substitute fruit made available for how to get rid of red ants in the house them. Try halving oranges and apples and fixing on a nail how to get rid of red ants in the house or spike. Feed grapes, berries, bananas, melons, and raisins. (* avianweb note: raisins have the potential of toxicity if fed in too how to get rid of red ants in the house high a quantity. Take it easy with the grapes as well.)

• fruits are liked by the following birds: many birds love fruits, including — but definitely not limited to — the following: robins, thrushes, catbirds, mockingbirds, orioles, tanagers, waxwings, bluebirds, kingbirds, woodpeckers, crows, blackbirds, sparrows, some warblers.

Suet bird feed: suet (animal fat) and peanutbutter, rich in proteins and fat, provide needed energy for wintering birds. It is best to feed it in winter, as the fat tends to become rancid in warm weather, or skip the fat and oil and just use peanut how to get rid of red ants in the house butter in warm weather. Suet is sold in cakes and bars. Alternatively, you can ask for some animal fat to feed the how to get rid of red ants in the house birds at your meat market. Most likely they are already familiar with that request; or you can make your own by mixing animal fat how to get rid of red ants in the house or vegetable oil with bird feed, peanut butter and fruit.

• to make bird trees, use a wilton mini tree pan. With hands, form cooled melted suet into tree shapes the approximate size how to get rid of red ants in the house of cavities in tree pan. Press suet into birdseed, then into mini tree pan. Refrigerate until hardened. Unmold. Place in mesh bags or wrap in nylon net and how to get rid of red ants in the house hang on tree branches for the birds. Makes 45 trees.

• to make a bird pie: double the above recipe. When hardened slightly, reheat. Add 1 cup of seed and pour into a pie how to get rid of red ants in the house pan. Sprinkle remaining seed on top. Refrigerate until firm. Be sure to place the suet pie off the ground how to get rid of red ants in the house where birds are safe eating.

Mealworms: if you can face the idea of raise mealworms (tenebrio molitor), you can do so as follows: in a plastic bucket or pan with a screen mesh how to get rid of red ants in the house cover for plenty of air, place oat bran a few inches deep. Place mealworms in the pan. Partially bury a halved apple, cut side down in the oat bran for moisture and how to get rid of red ants in the house replace weekly. Rip paper grocery bags into pieces and place several layers how to get rid of red ants in the house over the oat bran. Keep at about 60-65 degrees. The mealworms will grow into adult beetles, lay eggs, and the eggs will turn into yummy little mealworms which how to get rid of red ants in the house grow to the size you purchased.

You can also make a hanging feeder from a coconut how to get rid of red ants in the house shell or purchase one made of transparent plastic. Build-your-own platform feeder: you can sink a pole into the ground topped with how to get rid of red ants in the house a wooden platform, at a height you can comfortably reach. It helps to nail an edge on the platform to how to get rid of red ants in the house help save the seeds from rolling off. Alternatively, you can place the platform on a second story porch, or attach it to a window sill.

• birdseed as well as tiny bits of old cheese, raisins and apple scrumbs from stale cake, cookies and doughnuts (NOTE: this is junk food that is not healthy for us how to get rid of red ants in the house nor the birds; but an occasional treat is acceptable. However, make sure that the majority of the food that you how to get rid of red ants in the house provide is healthy food, such as fruits, nuts and seeds.

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