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How to Clean a Bird Feeder in 5 Simple Steps

June 28, 2021

Bacteria can quickly build up in dirty birdfeeders which not only deters our feathered friends from feeding, but can also be harmful to them. Dirty birdfeeders can spread diseases such as Salmonella and Trichomoniasis which can be fatal to our feathered friends.

To ensure this doesn’t happen it’s important to keep your feeders clean. This guide will take you through how to step by step.

Step 1:

Wearing gloves, empty all remaining contents of the feeder out

Step 2:

Next, using the correct ratio on the bottle dilute the disinfectant with the warm water in the bucket or if using a spray, spray the entire feeder

Step 3:

Using the scrubbing brush and either the diluted disinfectant or the disinfectant spray, thoroughly scrub the feeder ensuring all sections are cleaned

Step 4:

Rinse the feeder with cold water, then stand it up and allowing it to air dry

Step 5:

Once completely dry, refill your cleaned feeder and allow the garden birds to enjoy your hard work!

Bird Baths and Boxes

For other accessories such as bird boxes and bird baths try using a cleaning spray such as the Biological Cleaner Spray 500ml. To use first remove food waste, nesting materials and water if using in a bird bath. Then simply spray onto the article thoroughly and allow to dry completely before putting back out.

This spray can also be used on bird feeders, however we recommend a deep clean regularly as the best way to combat bacteria and diseases.

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