Birdbaths | Attract Birds, Not Mosquitoes
Birdbaths are the Perfect Garden Decorations
Birdbaths a perfect for the garden or lawn area of your home. My dad absolutely loves to sit in his lounge chair and watch the birds cavorting in our birdbath. He says it's relaxing and their antics sometimes funny.
Birdbaths are great because they attract birds for amateur bird watching or just enjoying as you sit on your patio, porch or deck like dad. They are gorgeous creatures and many different species can be seen using a birdbaths.
The only down fall we have found thus far is that mosquitoes can also enjoy your birdbaths. We found some tricks to use to make sure the birds are still welcome but the pesky mosquitoes aren't! We want the birds to get their bath but don't want to attract mosquitoes. How about you?
Birds vs Mosquitoes
Birds are attracted to gently running water. They like to bathe and play in it. Mosquitoes prefer standing water (no movement) to lay their eggs.
Make sure your birdbath water has continuous movement.
Decorative Birdbath Fountain - With a Patina Look
This classic style fountain is actually made of a resin material that needs virtually no maintenance. The patina, verdi green makes it look like it's been around forever.
It includes a pump for the 3 tiered fountain. The birds will really enjoy the gentle rippling effect while it will discourage those pesky mosquitoes.
Faux Cobblestone Birdbaths - Electric or Solar -- both included
A wishing well design, this fountain is unique in that it can be run from the included solar panels or electrical cord -- your choice.
The polyresin, 2 tier fountain will delight the birds in your garden!
Solar Powered Birdbaths - Add Water and Go!
Solar powered birdbaths are great. You set it up, add water and sit back, relax and watch the birds enjoy their rippling bath. This one is made of a resin material that will withstand the weather.
It's decorated with frogs and cat tails on the pedestal. Make sure you place it in direct sunlight for best results.
Already Have a Birdbath...
that doesn't have a built in fountain effect?
That's okay. You can purchase a water wiggler that will keep the water in the birdbath moving gently to attract the birds but not the mosquitoes.
Water Rippling Birdbaths - The Wiggler is Included
This classic white birdbath comes with the Water Wiggler. The ceramic birdbath is a gorgeous addition to your yard or garden and the Water Wiggler will keep the water from standing still, which will attract mosquitoes.
Keeping Birdbaths Clean is a Must
Birdbaths are susceptible to a number of natural elements that can get them dirty -- feathers from birds, dirt blown in from the yard or garden, algae growing, bird droppings and more. In order to keep it safe for the bird life, it needs to be kept clean.
Weekly, or sooner if it needs it, clean your birdbaths by scrubbing with a soft bristle brush the sides and bottom of the bowl. Then, mix a solution of 1 part vinegar to 4 parts water and allow to sit in the bowl for at least 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. My mom has used this method for years with great results.
You can also use a natural enzyme product to make your birdbath water last a bit longer. It won't harm the birds but helps keep the water free of contamination. Of course, when dirt or dust has blown in, the best solution is a cleaning, soaking and adding fresh water.
Image Credit: MorgueFile.com
Quick Cleaning Birdbaths How-To Video - Keep 'em Clean!
Birdbath Enzyme Cleaners
Deck Mount Birdbaths - Works great on your Deck!
With the look of a classic concrete birdbath, this compression molded birdbath is easy to attach to your deck banister.
It's even heated for use in colder weather. Just plug in the extension cord. Inexpensive to run, it'll thrill your bird wildlife to be able to bathe year 'round.
Cute Video of Birds Enjoying a Birdbath - Short 21 Seconds Long
A Blackbird and Sparrow take their daily shower in their birdbath!
Birdbaths attract birds that you can relax and watch. They really are a gorgeous addition to your garden decor.
Birds get to cool off and bathe!
Double duty is the best!
Birds Love Birdbaths
I hope you have enjoyed learning a bit more about birdbaths and their care. Consider adding one to your garden or lawn. You'll have hours of enjoyment watching the birds frolic and play.
Image Credit: Pixabay, Public Domain
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