by The Helpful Hardware Folks

Add A Suet Feeder
Like an energy bar for the birds, suet cakes provide extra energy so birds can fly farther in search for food. There are dozens of varieties of suet cakes, which will attract a wide variety of songbirds and woodpeckers.

Hang a Hopper Feeder
This feeder can hold large amounts of seed, which mean less refilling for you. With a larger area to land and more space to feed, you can attract larger birds

Keep Seed Clean
Choose a container with a tight-fitting lid like an aluminum trash can or a locking plastic bin to keep moisture, insects, and rodents out. Store your seed in a cool, dry location like a basement or garage. No space is better than the basement when it comes to storing important item like seeds. Given its importance in the house, many people tend to get their basements specially designed by a provo basement finishing company, or a similar local service near them. This helps ensure that there is enough space in the basement and it doesn’t look cluttered, even with a huge number of items. A properly made basement not only provides ample space, but also keeps the items in their best condition. However, make sure that your basement is waterproofed and dry, before storing the seeds there. If not, look for services like basement waterproofing in St Charles (if that’s where you reside) or in your vicinity that can do the necessary waterproofing treatment. This can ensure that your basement remains dry. Coming back, avoid sunny spots or areas like a utility room or closet as they can generate heat or humidity, which can spoil your seed. Birds will avoid seeds that have gone rancid.

Keep Your Feeder Clean
Birds can catch and spread diseases from dirty bird feeders and moldy seeds. Clean your feeder every 2 weeks* to ensure mold and droppings are removed. Before you refill your feeder, make sure it’s completely dry to avoid mold growth (*more often if you live in a damp climate, or during rainy periods/seasons). Otherwise, chances are that your birds will fall sick frequently and your house will soon be infested with fungi growth, for which you might need to get in contact with a vet and a reliable mold inspection service provider in your vicinity. That said, if after opting for an inspection, you find that your house is invaded by these little buggers, you would need to take strict action to stop their breeding. Know that if you do not exterminate them, you would be throwing yourself at risk of developing multiple diseases, from allergies to asthma. Hence, it is imperative that you address the problem at once by calling expert mold removal specialists like the ones at Advanced Restoration & Company.

Perfect Place for your Perch
Birds can be picky about where they eat. Consider a low-hanging branch or a shepherd’s hook around five feet off the ground. Place your feeder in an area sheltered from wind and rain and make sure it’s about 10 feet away from spots a predator can pounce from.

Try Black Oil Sunflower Seed
A hit with woodpeckers, chickadees and just about any bird. It’s high in fat content and the soft shells are easier to crack than ordinary sunflower seed.

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