Pests at Hummingbird Feeders
How can I keep wasps and yellow jackets away from my hummingbird feeders?
—Catherine Adams, Riverdale, Maryland
George: Wasp and bee traps, baited with sugar water and placed relatively near your feeders, should reduce the number of wasps and bees. There are other methods, too. You can also discourage insects by treating the outside of the feeder ports with any petroleum-based menthol rub or also try Skin-So-Soft, an Avon product.