At this time of year everything gets wet and soggy and then just seems to collect dirt around it and deteriorate as a result. Wild bird feeders are no different, if they are not kept clean they will deteriorate and the birds will not keep coming to the feeding station.
There are several ways in which you can keep on top of cleaning your bird feeders, probably the most important thing to bear in mind is that it needs to be done regularly, about every two or three weeks, depending on your particular surroundings and the time of year.
Detergents, Ark-Klens, Tamodine-E are two good examples.
is a safe effective cleanser, disinfectant and deodoriser. Widely used by veterinary surgeons. At normal concentrations it is safe, non-toxic and non staining. Ark-Klens is effective against bacteria such as E.coli, psittacosis and Trichomonas and has been independently tested and proven effective against flu viruses. Ark-Klens is non-scented. It is recommended for the safe cleansing and disinfection of feeders, bird tables, cages and aviaries. Ark-Klens is also ideal for the cleaning of rabbit, hamster and reptiles habitats. Ark-Klens is ready to use, simply spray on, leave for a couple of minutes and wipe clean with a kitchen paper towel.
is a highly effective disinfectant with an exceptionally wide spectrum against viruses, bacteria and fungi. It's extremely low toxicity makes it ideal for major total disinfection tasks. For normal disinfection of cages, tables, feeders etc, once major contamination has been removed, Tamodine-E can be diluted to the recommended rate and used to clean drinking bowls and utensils by leaving them in soak for a while.
is a safe, non-toxic and biologically inert granule based moisture trap. It helps keep feeders fresh and the seed to last longer due to absorbing moisture and prevention of harmful moulds this in turn reduces waste seed. Simply pour a small layer of Feeder Fresh into the bottom of your feeder and top up with seed, it can also be mixed in with the seed and sprinkled on the top of the seed. During Autumn and Winter, the air is damp in the mornings and Feeder Fresh helps to keep your wild bird seed fresh for longer. Feeder Fresh does not contain crystalline silica.
Easy clean bird feeders.
Onyx click to clean
bird seed feeders are the best around, they not only look stunning, they are incredibly easy to clean, the base simply clicks off in one easy action and the tube is then unhindered to brush through with a feeder cleaning brush.
seed and peanut feeders are not only squirrel proof but the also are dishwasher safe too. They take apart easily and can be washed in the dishwasher for a professional shine.