How to Clean Your Bird Feeders

Keeping feeders clean is an important part of feeder maintenance. Clean and sanitize your feeders on a regular basis. This can be every few weeks or more frequently.

List of supplies needed to clean your bird feeder:

  • Gloves
  • Tubs/Containers
  • Dish Soap
  • Tube Feeder Brush
  • Scrub Brush
  • Rag
  • Bleach – regular household bleach
  • Measuring Cup

Steps to Properly Clean Your Bird Feeder:

  1. Discard old food and debris from the feeder
  2. Fill tub/container with water and some dish soap
  3. Thoroughly scrub the feeder with brushes/rags
  4. Thoroughly rinse all parts
  5. Use a tub/container to create a bleach solution of nine (9) parts water to one (1) part bleach
  6. Soak feeder for a few minutes rotating it to submerge all parts
  7. Remove from bleach solution and thoroughly rinse all parts
  8. Let the feeder dry completely

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