Asked on May 8, 2017

How do you keep algae out of bird bath without harming the birds?

BernardDaleElizabeth Mitchell


4 answers
  • Shoshana
    on May 8, 2017

    Use a solution of one part chlorine bleach to nine parts water to scrub the bath thoroughly. Scrub the basin, lip, and any area of the bath where birds land, perch, drink or bathe. Rinse the bath out thoroughly with water until nothing foams and allow it to dry in direct sunlight which will break down any remaining chlorine residue.
  • Elizabeth Mitchell
    on May 8, 2017

    Vinegar and coarse salt will work. Depending on the size of the bird bath... Amount to use is: 1 cup vinegar ...pour into bird bath Scrub. with stiff brush then use 1/2 cup coarse salt...continue scrubbing..then...rinse thoroughly. ( Repeat process if needed usually only one good scrubbing is needed) Finally... Fill with clean water for the birds.
  • Dale
    on May 9, 2017

    Once thoroughly cleaned, changing it's water daily will keep it clean.
  • Bernard
    on May 16, 2017

    Keep out of the sun
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