Bird feeders must be clean always to avoid and prevent diseases not only to the birds but, to ourselves specially. Their wastes may give the surrounding an unpleasant odor. It may also serves as a breeding ground for some bacteria if it will not be cleaned regularly. Moreover, cleaning for example your Bird Feeders for Cardinals would make them feel easy and comfortable as well, so they would greatly come back at your backyard more often.
The conspicuous reason of cleaning bird feeders is to make sure that your backyard is neat and free from unnecessary element that may cause an unhealthy place for the birds. If dirty feeders will mold, the bacteria may start to grow. It will then be infuse with your feeds in you squirrel proof bird feeders very possibly. If this bacteria will join in the feeds and be eaten by the birds coming into your backyard and feed on the food, the birds will now get a disease that may spread to other birds during their contacts.
To avoid spreading illness among birds, cleaning the bird feeders is a simple way but there will be plenty of other reasons to stay feeders free from dirt as well. Read more at http://www.dnr.sc.gov/news/yr2015/sep17/sep17_bird.html
Reasons to stay feeders free from dirt.
1. The smell. Rancid birdseed could produce a powerful smell, and when as birds have poor sensation of smell and would no longer bothered, strong odors may attract some unwanted wildlife like rats, mice, raccoons, bears and insects. Aside from being hazardous for humans, other animals could exhibit different diseases that will eliminate feeders while trying to reach for food they were smelling.
2. Damage: Spoiled seed will cause wood to decompose and eventually wearing out and destroy your Bird feeder. It can be impossible to dry up a very stinky bird feeder even without causing extra damage to remove covered seed. Caked seed could also blocked feeding mesh, ports, hinges and the rest of a bird feeder, causing to break it and warp if it will not be properly cleaned. Click here to read more info about bird feeding.
3. Capacity: As seed solidify onto the feeder’s base around its feeding ports, the spoiled, the seed will gradually become unsavory and starts to fill up a greater space, decreasing its feeder’s overall size and requiring a successive refills. Less capacity can hunger the birds, and your backyard chance of birds’ visitation size will reduce as the food competition increases.
4. Aesthetics: Dirty bird feeder for cardinals is an unlovely mess if it’s not be a good looking garden, and causing problems against eyesores with the rest of its neighborhood. Cleaning the feeder will make more colorful to any walls or parts of it, keeps the paint, brighten up the color and makes the feeder fresher to look.
Regardless of what will be the conditions of the bird feeders, a fast “dry cleaning” is needed anytime the feeders are being refilled: scrape out the rest of the seed clumps, threw out dried waste and put it out any excess pieces before refilling your bird feeder. Wet washings in suitable disinfectants will be less frequent but just make sure that your feeders must be its best condition in each refilling period.