Ants in weather station

Took down the weather station to check it after recording no rain in a storm.
Rain gauge was full of ants , little black fockers!
Cleaned it all up & tested ok but any one have tips on keeping them out . It’s up on a 4m pole so pretty high up.

had that happen…and spiders…nice dry and warm spot for sure :slight_smile:

Grease the pole? (Used to be able to get stuff to stop insects climbing fruit trees. . .)

In the US we only grease poles to keep Philadelphia Eagles fans off of them.

(yes, this has happened many times)

Yeah got dome of that , I also put a couple of ant baits in the actual rain gauge housing , it’s pretty big. Hope this does the trick .