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post #11 of 14 Old 01-23-2013, 01:10 PM
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It sounds like to me that they are getting so nasty because you aren't getting all the slime out. I would scrub them all really good. It's a lot of work, but they stay cleaner for longer, IMO.
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post #12 of 14 Old 01-27-2013, 06:31 PM
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Our buckets get bleached 3x a week.
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post #13 of 14 Old 01-27-2013, 08:13 PM
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Don't need hot water, just scrub brush and rinse good.
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post #14 of 14 Old 01-27-2013, 09:23 PM
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I don't know if this might be an option, but you might suggest that the BO goes to a local shelter and adopts a couple of feral cats (no intact males though as they will spray everything). My barn cats keep all the birds out of my barn, along with the mice, and they even cleared out all the gophers and moles from the front yard of the house.

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