An Overripe Banana Is The Secret To Attracting More Hummingbirds To Your Yard

Fruit attracts hummingbirds, which devour 2,000 insects daily to sustain their metabolism. Fruit flies and other insects needed for hummingbird feeding are drawn to banana peels near feeders.  

Sugar and other organic chemicals from banana peel decomposition make yeast happy. This process releases fragrant fumes that attract fruit flies to your plants.

Hummingbirds eat invasive fruit flies, suggesting they assist manage numbers. Hummingbirds eat the invasive fruit fly, the spotted-wing drosophila, which destroys berry crops, according to a Cornell University study.  

Adding fruit like bananas and banana peels attracts insects and hummingbirds to your garden.

Giving hummingbirds overripe bananas is easy. Place bananas near feeders or spots where they feed in your garden. If you're providing the whole banana, mash or cut it.

Put the banana on a small dish or tray or use a Humm-Yumm banana feeder. Humm-Yumm Hanging Hummingbird Feeders cost roughly $28 on Amazon. This feeder has protein and nectar.  

Banana slices and 8 ounces of nectar are in this hummingbird feeder. Nectar and protein from banana-attracting fruit flies provide everything hummingbirds need.

Clean your feeder once a week in cooler weather and every few days in summer and add fresh nectar. DIY hummingbird nectar should only contain sugar and water, therefore following a recipe is recommended.

This protects hummingbirds from unhealthy honey, brown sugar, and food dye. Bananas and banana peels only require replacing every three weeks. Hummingbirds may visit your garden if you plant overripe bananas.