Best used for:Hummingbird FeedersOriole FeedersPerky-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.Accessorize Your Hummingbird Feeder When you’re feeding many birds, having the right accessories can make the experience that much more enjoyable. Check out a few other options that will enhance your hummingbird feeder.Accessorize your new feeder with decorative accents, ant guards, cleaning supplies and more.Nectar is an essential element to keeping your busy birds fed. Check out our concentrate and ready-to-use nectar options.Hanging hooks and poles give you ultimate flexibility for placing your feeders so you can easily view them.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. Complete Product Details »
Perky-Pet® AntGuard® Model # 245L Height 4.5 inches Diameter 2.25 inches Effective Against Ants Active Ingredient Permethrin Color RedLearn More About Hummingbirds Do you want to know about these tiny, amazing birds? We have dozens of articles and resources, as well as an online library filled with information about various kinds of hummingbirds.Our 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee Your satisfaction with our bird feeders and service is our top priority! If you are anything less than completely satisfied with your bird feeder or accessory, you may return the product within 30 days of receipt for a product replacement or refund of your full purchase price. It's part of our worry-free shopping policy!About Perky-Pet®:We have been the trusted experts in backyard bird feeding since 1958. Perky-Pet® delivers high quality, functional bird feeders and accessories that bring more birds to your backyard. Bringing nature to you™. More About Perky-Pet® »
Perky-Pet® AntGuard® - Specifications
- 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
What's in the Box:
- 1 AntGuard®
- 4.5 in high
- 2.25 in Diameter
- Active Ingredient: Permethrin
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review Ratebest lindathis is the only ant guard that works
Review RateGreat product and Great service!We used Perky-Pet ant guard last year and had no ants on our hummingbird feeder! This year we ordered 2 and the guards came as stated without a problem and now are on our feeders!!
Review RateSo far so good.I've only had the feeder out a few days. I did have trouble getting the guard to open, but it finally came. I use zip ties to attach the guard to my shepherd's hook pole.
Review RateReally good product.
Bought my first one of these last summer. It worked so well I just ordered one for each of my additional feeders for this year. As for the problem with the size of the hook, go to your local hardware store and purchase small zip ties. Strong and adjustable, I have used them for years in various sizes for many, many applications.
Review RateWorks great
This is a great product.... Can't understand why the negative comments. In our 3rd or 4th year of use with no problems. If the hook is too small simply add another from a piece of scrap wire, or an old hanger.....sadly some folks have no imagination.
Review RateDidn't deter ants
I purchased an Ant Guard last Thursday from Lowes and hung it up on Friday. By Sunday morning ants had moved into our hummingbird feeder and called it their own: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DxyLj21KAsPJKgRUfGXkMvgZGOWCF0H-/view?usp=sharingResponse From Perky-Pet®Jules : Consumer Relations Representative
Hi Emily! We are sorry to hear that those pesky ants are infesting your feeder! We are more than happy to provide more information about our 30-Day Guarantee at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973). We are happy to help!
Review RateStill going strong after
I've been using these things for years and years and absolutely love them. They work like magic to keep ants away from your hummingbird or oriole feeders. You don't have to make sure to keep water in them like moat types of deterrents -- they are set-and-forget. And they last for several years. I would think the active ingredient would peter out, but I have some that are still going strong after at least five years. I'm not crazy about the red color so I usually spray paint mine a nice copper or bronze, which adds a touch o' class to the garden. My only complaint is they are a bit on the pricey side, but otherwise, a welcome addition to our yard.
Review RateIt just doesn’t work, I don’t know what else to say
The small ants are still getting to feeder, it must stop the large ants, not the small ones. I’m taking it back, it just doesn’t work.Response From Perky-Pet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback! We are sorry to hear the desired results were not seen and are glad you were able to take advantage of our 30 day return policy. These comments have been shared with our Product Managers.
Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any questions or for additional assistance.
Review RatePoor design
I can't get the bottom platform to pull down on either of the 2 guards I bought. They're stuck no matter how hard I pull or how I try to unpry it from the main body. I'd not recommend this item as I now have 2 products I can't use.Response From Perky-Pet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for providing this feedback! We are very sorry for this unusual experience and would like to make it right. Our products are covered by a 30 day return policy and a one year warranty with a copy of the purchase receipt. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for further assistance.
Review Rategreat idea and effective but needs improvement
This ant guard itself works very well. My big complaint: the plastic hooks on the top of the ant trap are not big enough to put on a shepherds hook! What I have to do is place it on a larger hook which makes the feeder very close to the ground for other critters ie chipmunks, etc. to party on. The top hook is also so cheaply made they brake very easily, therefore I've had to replace the traps several times a season because there is no way to hang it. If top hook was larger and metal I would rate this 5+.Response From Perky-Pet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for providing this feedback! This information is very helpful to us and has been shared with our Product Managers.
Our products are covered by a 30 day return policy and a one year warranty with a copy of the purchase receipt. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any questions or for additional assistance.