how clean bird poop car

We love birds. But co-existing with these intelligent creatures means dealing with the not-so-glamourous side: bird poop. In this blog post, we’ll explain why your car may be a target, and list the best ways to remove bird poop from your car’s paint and windshield.

How to Effectively Remove Bird Poop from Your Car

how clean bird poop car

  • Put on gloves to protect yourself from the dangerous bacteria found in bird droppings.
  • Use a microfiber cloth, or clean, soft cloth.
  • To gently remove the bird droppings, use a cloth and some warm water or seltzer water (which helps to reduce acidity). (An alternative is to combine two tablespoons of baking soda with some hot water and a few drops of dish soap.) If the bird droppings have dried, soak the cloth, apply it to the affected area, and then gently wipe it away after ten to fifteen minutes.
  • Repeat until the area is completely clean.
  • Rinse the area with clean water and dry thoroughly.

Is Your Car a Target for Bird Droppings?

how clean bird poop car

You might be correct if you believe that your car is receiving an excessive amount of bird droppings. But before you start believing that birds are out to get you, know that there is actual science to support the true causes.

While some people believe that having a colored car makes you more attractive to predators, ornithologists point to a more straightforward factor: where you park. For instance, you’re more likely to find those distinctive white blobs on your windshield if you park under large trees, lampposts, and other places where birds congregate, or if you’re close to a bird’s nest or roosting spot.

And ever wondered why, exactly, birds decide to defecate on your freshly washed car? It appears that there’s a more scientific explanation for Murphy’s Law. A spotless car presents their reflection to birds, who view it as a threat. They may poop to indicate their territory or release tension.

I find it odd that people suggest microfiber towels rather than paper towels, but can anyone recommend a good spray they use? Are they expecting me to wash the microfiber towel in the same laundry as my clothes, considering that it is smeared with excrement? This is an archived post. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast.

FAQ

Will bird poop ruin car paint?

More than just unsightly, bird droppings and some kinds of tree sap are bad news for your car’s paintwork. Due to their acidic nature, they eat away at the paint and clear coat, leaving etch marks and other damage. If the stains are left long enough, a respray might be the only way to bring the paint back to new.

What is the easiest way to clean bird poop?

A hosepipe will be invaluable if you have a substantial amount of dried droppings to remove. A disinfectant spray is a must for finishing off the area. We recommend Germ Clear™ Bird Droppings Disinfectant Spray as not only does it clean, but it kills off any bacteria that may be lurking.