Care and Maintenance of Your Parasol Humming
bird feeders are an attractive design to use in your back yard.
With its graceful curves, this style of feeder provides an element
that not only enhances the tranquility of your yard, but also
ensures that you can enjoy watching humming birds for hours on end.
It is important to keep the feeder clean if you want it to work
efficiently. Here are a few tips on the care and maintenance of
your parasol humming bird feeder.
Because humming birds will avoid any feeder that
contains spoiled syrup, it is important that you clean the parasol
humming bird feeder on a regular basis. It is a good idea to clean
the feeder every time you refill the syrup. To accomplish this,
flush the feeder with hot tap water. You may need to use a brush
made for small bottles; this will help you remove any residue that
could contaminate the fresh syrup. One important thing to
remember is to never use any type of soap in the cleaning. Soap
will drive away the humming birds, defeating the whole purpose of
having a feeder.
If you spot some sort of mold growing on your
parasol humming bird feeder, you can flush it with bleach. After
using the bleach, be sure to flush it again with hot water, as you
do not want anything other than minute traces of the bleach to mix
in with the syrup.
In addition to cleaning the parasol humming bird
feeder every time you change the syrup, also set aside one time a
month to clean the feeder with a solution that is one part bleach
and three parts hot water. Soak the feeder in this solution for
about an hour, then flush thoroughly with hot water. This will help
inhibit the growth of mold and make the maintenance much
Following this simple maintenance plan will keep
your parasol humming bird feeder looking great and ensure that
humming birds will return again and again to enjoy your feeder.