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Reminder to keep your bird feeders clean

January 4, 2021

Photograph of Bird Feeders

Winter in South Carolina typically brings more chances for rain to the state, and with wet weather, it is common for mold or bacteria to form on wet bird seed both in the bird feeder and on the ground.

This moldy bird seed and uncleaned bird feeders can cause birds to become sick. Specifically, mold can cause fatal avian diseases.

The risk is greatly reduced when bird feeders are cleaned regularly.

If you have a bird feeder, keep this in mind: