How to Clean Bird Poop (Balcony, Car, Metal, Wood, etc.)

how to clean bird poop

Bird poop is often found around residential places, and it appears gross. Do you know this poop is acidic?

It means that it damages the surfaces where it sits for a while. Thus, adequate cleaning is crucial but how do you clean bird poop?

In this article, I give you step-by-step instructions to clean bird poop to avoid specific negative experiences.

Different places stained with bird poop require different methods of cleaning them. You cannot use the same method which is used for cleaning bird poop on garments, to clean your wooden surfaces.

That’s why, to widen the horizon of this article, I have specifically separated the various methods of cleaning bird poop in relation to the places it stains.

Getting Rid Of Bird Poop On Balcony

Birds are pretty fun to watch, but we need to understand how to clean bird poop on our balconies as it can develop health hazards. (1)

To clean bird poop on the balcony, use the following:

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Scrub brush
Baking Soda


1- Using the scrapper, remove stuck-up droppings on the balcony with a careful approach to avoid damaging the balcony.

2- Sweep off the droppings using the broom and dustpan, while paying close attention to leftovers while you move on.

3- Add the amount of detergent you deem necessary to warm water. Apply this soapy solution to the stained surface and scrub it with the brush.

4- To remove stubborn stains after your scrubbing, apply baking soda to the area and scrub vigorously.

5- Rinse with adequate water and allow the place to dry.

Chances are, that your balcony is free from those droppings now.

Getting Rid Of Bird Poop On Metal

Metals are naturally more challenging than other surfaces, they are prone to scratches.

To Clean Bird Poop On metal:


Warm water
Enzyme based detergent
Wet towel
Garden hose


1- Get a bucket filled with warm water and add at least a tablespoon of detergent, specifically enzyme-based, to saturate the droppings for further cleaning.

2- With wet towels, gently clean off the droppings and dispose of them quickly in a trashcan or a waste receptacle.

3- With enough running water from a garden hose, wash off the debris from the metal while scrubbing it with a sponge in a circular motion.

4- Rinse the area until there is no debris left.

5- Allow drying for some time.

How To Remove Bird Poop From Wood

Bird poop is always difficult to remove, even on a very smooth surface. If you have ever removed bird poop from your windscreen or Windows, you can testify of the difficulty.

To remove bird poop from wood:


Plastic scraper
Club soda
Spray bottle


1- Start by scraping off the droppings if they are hard. Scrape off as much as you can.

2- Apply club soda on the affected parts to help loosen the droppings.

3- Scrub off the droppings (with a toothbrush) after a few minutes. Don’t let the water sit on the wood, as it might cause the wood to warp.

As a faster home remedy, you can use toothpaste as a cleaning agent. However, be careful not to use toothpaste that contains dyes as it can change the color of your wood.

How To Clean Bird Poop Off Clothes

Seeing the poop on your clothes which your feathered friend just gave you is not a fun sight.

To remove bird poop from clothes, here’s what you need to do:


Paper towel / Napkins
Plastic scraper
Damp cloth


1- Allow the poop to dry before cleaning. Trying to clean the poop when it’s wet might result in the spreading of the stain and even damage your cloth.

2- Once it is dried completely, use a paper towel or napkin to remove the poop. Most of the poop might come out during this process.

3- If there are smaller particles left, scrape them till they go off completely.

4- Use a damp cloth to wipe down the area after all droppings have gone.

How To Clean Bird Poop Off The Cage

Birds can be messy creatures sometimes, and as pet owners, we need to keep their houses clean. No one enjoys staying in a dirty home, including the birds.

You should consider cleaning your birdcage and avoiding the use of harmful chemicals because birds are sensitive to these chemicals.


Spray bottle
Hot water
3 spoons of baking soda
2 spoons of lemon juice


1- Mix hot water, lemon juice, and baking soda into the spray bottle to form a solution for cleaning your birdcage.

2- Spray this solution on all the affected areas of the cage.

3- After 2-3 minutes, wipe the cage clean with a damp cloth

4- Repeat the process if needed.

How To Clean Bird Poop Off Your Car

The sight of bird droppings on your car is utterly disgusting. It can spoil your vehicle’s paint.

Here’s how to get rid of bird poop from your car:



Baking soda
Hot water
Spray bottle
Unscented laundry soap
Plastic scraper


1- Mix hot water and baking soda in a spray bottle.
2- Apply the solution to the affected part and let it stay there for 3 minutes.
3- Wipe the solution off with a towel.
4- Repeat the process if necessary.



Unscented laundry soap


1- Make a solution of laundry soap and water. Apply this solution to the affected part.
2- After 2 minutes, the poop will soften up and you can wash it with running water.

Can We Get Sick From Cleaning Bird Poop?

Yes, one can get sick from cleaning bird poop if adequate precaution is ignored. Salmonella, a bacteria that can cause diarrhea, is present in bird droppings.

You should be careful when cleaning bird poop and wash your hands thoroughly after coming in contact with the droppings.


Birds are lovely creatures to have around, but with their funny presence comes the task of poop cleaning.

If you are a bird lover or a bird owner, you should make poop cleaning a part of your daily tasks to ensure that you stay healthy and live in a clean environment.

I have shown you the most common situations where bird droppings can be seen and also how to clean those areas. Go ahead and clean that mess up!


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