Tip: Cleaning the Bird Bath Easily!

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I have this bird bath setup in the center of my roses that the birds love to visit. They drink and take little baths in it.
The problem is....in a few days it is all green and yucky. And...if you forget about it...then it is so hard to clean.

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This is how it looks after a few days not cleaning. I have used vinegar and water, bleach, and others to clean. But it just doesn't clean all...and if you don't get all, it just grows back. A friend told me about a safe product to use that doesn't harm the birds...not toxic...had to try it!
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This is what it looked like when I sprayed it....almost immediately started softening up the yuck....
t cleaning the bird bath easily, bathroom ideas, cleaning tips
This is what I used...Krud Kutter Mold and Mildew Cleaner. This stuff is fantastic. It cleans fantastic...and is safe. No Scrubbing, or waiting.

If you have other tricks - would love to hear!
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  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Jan 18, 2017
    We have a man-made stream and fish pond. A good way to control mild algae growth is to use hydrogen peroxide...and it doesn't harm our fish.

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jan 18, 2017
    Beautiful save!!!

    • Linda kelley Linda kelley on Jan 18, 2017
      Thank you Hillela! Every time I used to clean the fountain out with chemicals,I had to clean, then rinse and rinse, and leave in the sun. Now, I don't have to do that!!

  • Barbara White Nicholas Barbara White Nicholas on Jan 18, 2017
    how much peroxide do you use?

  • Canadianlady Canadianlady on Jan 18, 2017
    A few drops of chlorine won't hurt the birds and will keep the water clear.

  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Jan 18, 2017
    Our pond is 3 ft at its deepest, measuring about 15x10, and we use 4-5 large containers of hydrogen peroxide to treat algae, which is what you have in your bird bath. I researched online about the safety issue, and a breeder uses it, with bleach, to sanitize her bird stuff. 🐳🦅

  • Eileen B. Eileen B. on Jan 22, 2017
    Put some pennies in the birdbath it doesn't hurt the birds and it keeps the bird bath from turning green

    • Linda Hunt Linda Hunt on Jan 23, 2017
      It was explained to me that we need to make sure the copper pennies are pre-1982 I believe the year was, but that is easy to check. The copper ratio changed with Canadian pennies so I wonder if the same is true with other countries who use copper pennies. Enjoy the birds and fish.

  • James James on Jan 23, 2017
    We have been using a little bit of bleach. It keeps them clean and so far I don't see any birds laying around. We have 4 birdbaths in our back yard.

  • Betsy Betsy on Jan 28, 2017
    I wouldn't use bleach in the birdbath at all. It contains an oil and is toxic. I change the water every day and keep a toilet bowl brush nearby to scrub out the birdbath. You can use a mild dish soap if it's really dirty, but rinse it out really well. Just because you don't see bodies, doesn't mean they didn't die somewhere else.

  • Dixie Dixie on Jan 29, 2017
    I use the same stuff to remove algae that I use in my pond, just one or two drops. You can buy it at the pet store. Just when it starts turning green, add some more. Be sure and keep leaves, etc. out of it.

  • Rae Rae on Jan 31, 2017
    Oh I am getting spring fever even if there is two inches of fresh snow on the ground!