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To Clean or Not To Clean

Posted by admin | February 05, 2013 6:13pm | Viewed 1194 times | 1 replies | Last replied by Andi on February 05, 2013 8:21pm

This question came into us from our reader Kenneth:
 
 
"My question if any one can help, should I clean out the old nesting in the bird house from previous nesting from last year?"
                                    
Can someone please give Kenneth some guidance?
 
Thank you,
 
BBB


Andi

February 05, 2013 8:21pm

If you havenít already cleaned out your birdhouses, that should be done as soon as possible. To clean the nest box I usually place a plastic bag over the nest and just sweep everything in and twist the bag shut. You can rinse out the house with a water hose or diluted bleach spray. Make sure the drainage holes are unplugged and leave the house open to dry for a couple days. Finally dispose of the old nest in the trash and wash your hands thoroughly.

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