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What can I put in birdbath that kill pathogens but not harmful to birds, chipmunks, and squirrels? (1 Viewer)

KC Foggin

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Once a week I add bleach to the water and rub it down and then hose it out completely before I fill it again.

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mjh73

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If you are using tap water it might already have weak bleach (sodium hypochlorite) in it anyway.
But yes, bleach should be reasonable safe to use intermittently to disinfect, as it dissipates fairly quickly under UV.
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
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