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    How to Stop Bird Feeders from Becoming Mouldy

    ArticleBird AdviceThursday 24 February 2011
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    If you regularly have wild birds in your garden you may be looking at bird feeders for sale. Bird feeders are devices that attract a large variety of beautiful birds to your garden. However, lots of bacteria and mold can thrive in bird feeders, which can kill birds.

     Make sure to clean your bird feeder whenever it is empty. Scrub it thoroughly with a bottle brush, soap and water, then rinse it and dry it completely before you put seed in it.

     Try to remove big clumps of wet bird food every day. Any food that smells foul should be discarded.

     Check every day for the growth of mold.

     Sanitize your bird feeders monthly by soaking them in a bucket full of a solution of a quarter of a cup of chlorine bleach and 1 gallon of water.

     Mold can be destroyed AND prevented by spraying and wiping with apple cider vinegar which is a natural anti-fungi.

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