We all know that hummingbirds consume nectar, but remember that they also eat many tiny insects (for protein), so maintaining a pesticide-free yard or garden is a great way to keep them in your yard. They’ll even pluck unsuspecting spiders from their webs! For bathing, hummingbirds prefer mist and can often be seen flying through the spray of a lawn sprinkler.
Selecting a Feeder
When choosing a hummingbird feeder, you should make sure that it is easy to clean and fill. Many feeders come with bee guards to help keep insects away from the nectar solution while still allowing the hummingbirds to feed. A natural way to deter insects from the nectar is to apply mint extract to the feeding ports.