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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Cleaning Under Bird Feeders Just got a Little Easier

 I'm pleased to be trying a new product (new to me) that I first learned about a couple weeks back on the Birdwatch Radio podcast. The product is called Seed & Hull Digester, by CareFree Enzymes.

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Those that feed birds know that it's important to keep not only your feeders clean, but the ground area around the feeders as well. The ground beneath bird feeders can become contaminated with bird droppings and moldy birdseed over time, creating a habitat for unwanted parasites and harmful bacteria.

Seed & Hull Digester is a spray, made up of all natural enzymes. It works to remove harmful contaminates under bird feeders by quickly breaking down the hulls and other organic material, speeding up the decomposing process and digesting them down into basic components that can be absorbed into the environment.

The directions are simple: Hook the bottle up to a water hose, turn it on and spray for approximately 30 seconds under your feeders. The directions recommended using this spray about once every two weeks.

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The company claims that this product will not harm the integrity of the birdseed itself, nor harm the birds or other animals.

Seed & Hull Digester comes in a 32 oz bottle. CareFree Enzymes Co. doesn't sell directly from their website so I ordered mine from Wild Class Nature Center for $12.99 plus shipping. I'm figuring one bottle will last me most of the summer. I'll probably continue to rake under the feeders when needed, but now that I have this, I'll feel a little more at ease about preventing bird diseases.

 

11 comments:

Janet said...

Interesting Alan, I hadn't given it any thought....other than there are always hulls on the ground, so nothing is growing there.

Kallen305 said...

I am going to have to check this out. The raking method is just not working anymore!

Dave said...

I've never thought about cleaning the ground under the feeders. It's full of grass though so I usually don't see anything. Out of sight out of mind I guess!

Darla said...

My husband keeps under the bird feeders raked, he's gonna like this!!

Chandramouli S said...

That's ultra cool! I'm sure it's something worth to invest in.

Kelly said...

...thanks for posting the info. I've been raking under the feeders, but this sounds like a good idea. I'm going to look into it!

mevshouse said...

Thanks for sharing Alan! I could really use this...

Hooked on Wool Primitives said...

This sounds fantastic! I''ve been trying to cover all that mess with plants -

Hooked on Wool Primitives said...

great! I've been trying to think how I can cover seed mess up with plants. . .

Carla Feldhamer said...

Are these products safe for dogs?

Alan Pulley said...

Hi Carla,

Sorry it has taken so long to get back with you.
This cleaner is safe to use around pets!