Hummeze: In order to keep your garden filled with humming birds and to keep it luring enough for the humming birds that they keep visiting your garden, you have to take care of the most important thing dear to humming birds and that is their feeders. The nectar is kept in the humming bird feeder. Keeping the hummingbird feeder clean and fresh is an essential thing to do especially if you like hummingbirds.
If not kept clean can cause intoxication and even slightest of the same could cause fatal for hummingbirds as they have very fragile system. Keeping the feeders clean can prevent the hummingbirds from contracting diseases the most common of which is ‘Salmonella’ in this way they can remain healthy.
Nectar should be Kept Clean and Fresh
The nectar resembles the water. The feeding nectar, if not fresh or having any slight amount of mold, Fungus or bacteria, could prove disastrous for humming birds. The most dangerous of the mold is black which if ingested by a hummingbird, gets an infection causing the swelling of its tongue. If the tongue swells enough it can cause it breathing problem chocking it to death.
Clean the Feeders Regularly
Humming birds could visit many feeders in the same area and can become carriers of mold or Fungus and can contaminate your feeder. Therefore, avoid hanging feeders for weeks and weeks to avoid its contamination. Feeders are often hung outside in the gardens or balconies in hot and humid environment which is an ideal environment for the mold to grow faster and black mold could spread within a couple of days. Therefore, take care that feeders are regularly sanitized.
Traditional way to clean the feeder
Cleaning the hummingbird or oriole nectar feeder through traditional way is hell of a task as it requires a lot of effort and patience and chances are more that you could spoil the whole process or your cleaning effort could prove a futile practice. First you have to disassemble the feeder which itself requires great care as you have to drain out the nectar. This may be tricky as there are chances that you spill the nectar onto your floor or your rug.
After disassembling the feeder you have to arrange for a score of items which include an empty bathtub or a bucket or an empty sink. You have to arrange for hot water, normal water and a soap or vinegar or Chlorine bleach or Hydrogen peroxide. You should also need an assortment of brushes or sponges for cleaning and scrubbing the holes, peripheries, sides and other interior and exterior parts of the feeder. Thirdly, after arranging for the requisite items you have to clean the feeder in two phases.
Basic cleansing can be done with hot water and scrubbing with sponge or a brush. However, that is not enough and a deeper cleansing is required in order to get rid of any mold or Fungus in the feeder.
For Deep Cleansing take 02 cups of water and 01 cup of vinegar in a bowl and soak your feeder in that water and wait for an hour or long. After soaking it scrub it again with care and remove any remaining patches of mold and thereafter rinse it well with the fresh water. Now, let the feeder air dry. There are also other chemicals used for cleansing and they are used differently from vinegar.
Finally after waiting for a certain period you have to clean it manually looking out for any minute patch of Fungus of Algae so that no part of the feeder remain contaminated and every nook and corner has been thoroughly cleaned.
This traditional method proves to be difficult, time spending and even could prove futile in the end. Futile in a sense that if any patch or part of the feeder remained unclean it could contaminate the whole feed and could result in embarrassment. This process however, could be get rid off by using a new cleaning product, Hummeze.
Hummeze: What is IT?
The Hummeze Hummingbird feeder cleaner can save your day. In this review we would look into what the product is, how it is used and is it worth considering?
Hummeze is a hummingbird and oriole nectar feeder cleaner based on colormetric approach. It is probably the most recent and effective humming bird feeder cleaner. It is eco-friendly as it is 100% biodegradable. Hummeze is a US based product and is simple, easy, assured and quick way to fix the cleaning problem of hummingbird and Oriole nectar feeders. Hummeze can save your day from brushing, scrubbing and the use of hard chemicals. It also removes the Fungus and mold from within and outside of the hummingbird and oriole nectar feeders and keeps the nectar fresh for a longer period of time saving the birds from unsafe toxins.
Hummeze: How To Use
Hummeze is simple and easy to use. Pour 01 tablespoon of Hummeze into 01 gallon of hot water. Stir it so that the ingredients get dissolved into the water. Soak the disassembled feeder in the Hummeze water solution. Keep the parts of the feeder soaked until the water changes from colored to clear. The distinctive ‘Colormetric’ formula used in the Hummeze turns the colored water into clear water after a while which is the indication that the feeders have no more contamination.
After taking out the above exercise rinse the feeder’s parts well with fresh water and assemble it. The feeders can be put into service again. It is simple and saves you from the confusion of guessing whether you really cleansed the feeders or is there any space left.
Hummeze: Packaging & Price
Hummeze usually comes in 06 oz. packets. Each 06 oz. packet is enough for 12 cleanings and can clean and disinfect 03 standard size feeders in each cleaning.
Hummeze is a speedy way of cleaning or disinfecting the feeders it is easy to use and is 100 percent biodegradable.