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Preventing Moldy Birdseed

In early spring, rake or sweep up the fallen seeds and hulls under a feeder. This prevents mold from forming and also keeps the seeds from from attracting pests like mice and shrews.

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Don't overfill a feeder. The seed could become moldy if left in the weather too long.

Source: Birds and Blooms Magazine, April/May 2002

By leanne chaisson from Williams Lake, B.C.

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