Perky-Pet® AntGuard®

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  • Effectively repels ants from hummingbird and oriole feeders
  • Permethrin is encased in a plastic dome to ensure long-lasting ant defense
  • Easily mounts directly above hanging feeders
  • Safe for use around birds, people, and pets when used as directed
  • Keep out of streams, ponds, and other bodies of water
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Hummingbird Feeders
Hummingbird Feeders
Oriole Feeders
Oriole Feeders

Perky-Pet® AntGuard®

Keep those pesky ants away from your hummingbird feeders! This ant guard helps ensure the birds (and not the ants) will enjoy the fresh nectar. The Perky-Pet® AntGuard® effectively repels ants from feeders and easily mounts in-line with hanging bird feeders. AntGuard® begins working immediately and should stop all sweet-eating ant activity within 24 hours under optimal conditions.

How It Works

Ants are attracted to the sweet-tasting nectar inside your feeders. As ants forage for nectar and make their way down the hanging hook to the feeder, they enter the AntGuard. Inside is a disc containing a powerful ant repellent, permethrin, which drives them away. The active ingredient has been proven safe around birds, pets, and people when used as directed. Like the naturally derived pyrethrin, which originates from chrysanthemums and was the inspiration for this substance, it should be kept away from ponds, streams or other bodies of water due to aquatic organism risk.

Fast Acting and Long Lasting

AntGuard® begins working immediately to drive away sweet-eating ants. In optimal conditions, all ant activity should stop within 24 hours. The permethrin disc is encased in a durable plastic dome, keeping it inaccessible to feeding birds, while also protecting it from rain so it lasts longer. Under normal conditions, AntGuard® will provide a full season of ant control.

Easy to Mount

For your convenience, the Perky-Pet® AntGuard® easily mounts in-line with hanging hummingbird feeders and oriole feeder. To install AntGuard®, extend the lower baffle of the dome. Then attach AntGuard® below your hanging hook and above your hummingbird feeder. Note, you should not hang it on feeders weighing more than 10 lb.

Perky-Pet® AntGuard® Product Details

Do you want to know more helpful details about the Perky-Pet® AntGuard®? Take a closer look at the in-depth specifications for this product.

Perky-Pet® AntGuard®
Model # 245L
Height 4.5 inches
Diameter 2.25 inches
Effective Against Ants
Active Ingredients Permethrin
Color Red
Perky-Pet® AntGuard®
Model Number 245L
Active Ingredient Permethrin
Repel Ants from hummingbird and oriole feeders
Height 4.5 in high

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
83 Reviews
8% of customers
recommend this product
5 stars 64 (77%)
4 stars 7 (8%)
3 stars 3 (4%)
2 stars 4 (5%)
1 star 5 (6%)
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I love these Perky-Pet Antguards.
May 1, 2023
I love these Perky-Pet Antguards. They are better than anything I have tried. Water in a regular mote splashes into feeder, which dilutes the hummingbird food. These seem to last a couple years. I would like to just replace the disk instead of replacing the whole plastic piece. I did not find where just the disk are sold.
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Verified Buyer
Sep 23, 2022
I bought these 3 years ago and they are still keeping ants off my feeders! Great product!
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Bst Product Ever
Aug 9, 2022
This is the very best product ever made in my opinion keep on making your customers HAPPY . I will continue to buy this product for my Birdies
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Have had black ants at ...
Jul 23, 2022
Have had black ants at hummingbird feeder. got tired of cleaning them off. Went out today and bought this ant guard and installed per instructions. Went out to check it and ants back on feeder. My feeder has a wide top and the ants would fall of the guard onto the top and invade feeder. I turned it upside down, glued the baffle and filled with water. See how this does
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Best Ant Guard 100%
Jul 18, 2022
In past I bought the ant guard that looked like a flower upside down , However a friend told me about this amazing product and I, bought two , Just went today a bought two more . This will be my go to every time they work 100% .
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5 plus out of 5
Jun 28, 2022
I got my first 3 about 4 years ago. They lasted 2 years and are fantastic. I still had 1 from them it just broke in high wind. I have bought 2 each year but went to the 2 places that I bought them but they did not have. Both places the help did not know what I was talking about. I leave in leavenworth Kansas we’re can I get some added more feeders and need quick. Walmart , Home Depot, ace no good here
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This product is AMAZING!
Jun 24, 2022
This product is AMAZING! From all other remedies including slathering Vaseline on the feeder bracket, nothing worked. The residue was always at least a tablespoon full of ants both alive and dead. My son bought the Perky-Pet and I was skeptical when I saw it but after trying everything else, I gave it a shot. Normally I could see dead ants floating on the top of the nectar but nothing was there. I thought at least the Perky-Pet was reducing the number of dead ants. When I opened the feeder after about 3 days, I was amazed. There were NO ANTS AT ALL. NONE. NADA. ZIPPO! I am so impressed with your product I now look forward to cleaning and refilling my feeders .... and I am telling all my neighbors with feeders about Perky-Pet Antguard!
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Great Product
Mar 28, 2022
When I made a purchase of a set of feeders an Ant Guard was a free gift. I didn't use the Ant Guard for at least a year and then we had an ant problem and I attached the Ant Guard per the instructions and I was amazed that the ants no longer reached the feeder. What a relief for me and my hummers. We have Annas year round and Rufus April through July. I have been feeding them for 35 years and always seem to have around 40 or so with three large Perky-Pet feeders. I love watching them and awaiting the Rufus every spring. They make me happy and the Ant Guard was amazing.
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effective product for ant problem
Jul 7, 2021
great for keeping ants out of the feeder
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Seems like design has changed
Apr 28, 2021
I have been buying these for years, several at a time (I have several feeders). They usually last all season, that is why it gets 3 stars... but why it does not get more is the last two I purchased, the bottoms were 'sealed' so tight I could not lower it down. I returned one now I have to return the second one. Very disappointed, as I NEVER had this problem in the past. I think they need to review their product design or quality control. I even tried to use tools to open it, cut myself in the process.
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Woodstream (Admin)
Apr 28, 2021
We are sorry to hear this happened! The design of the ant guard has not recently changed, but your experience has been passed on to our Product Managers. If you are unable to successfully return the items, please give us a call at 855-737-5973, we're happy to help! -Kathryn


How long should the ant guard last
Question by: Richard Kozma on Nov 9, 2018, 7:00 PM
We recommend replacing the repellent each season.
Answer by: Woodstream (Admin) on Nov 11, 2018, 7:00 PM
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