Get ready for winter – clean feeders and put out a heated water source

An equipment rental assistant changes a spark plug as part of routine and seasonal maintenance on a lawnmower

Cleaning your bird feeders helps keep your backyard birds healthy.  To clean your feeder, take it apart and brush all seed and debris away.  Than wash with hot water and a dilute bleach solution ( no more than 1:9)  Rinse thoroughly and allow to dry before refilling.  It is important to clean the ground below your feeders, too, to prevent a build-up of hulls, uneaten seeds and other waste.  Birds need open water sources in the winter.  Providing a heated bird bath is an important help to our birds.