in a Disinfectant?
all know what a disinfectant is supposed to do, but did you
know that different types of disinfectants kill different bugs?
Did you also know that disinfectants can also be adversely affected
by the materials they are cleaning?
this article we will show the differences between five different
types of disinfectants and reveal why Enviroclens
one of the best disinfectants for your birds' health.
chart shown below outlines the good and bad sides of different
Effective against a wide range of bacteria.
Easy to dispose of.
Effectiveness is affected by concentration.
The concentration of bleach is hardly ever printed on
bottles and there is no standard concentration when sold
through ordinary retail outlets.
Limited effect against viruses.Rapidly neutralised by
organic matter which makes it ineffective in an aviary
environment where large amounts of organic material are
Corrosive, even on some metals. Will rot many natural
materials (wood, cloth etc...)
Fumes toxic to birds.
Unstable. Its disinfecting abilities degrade with
Glutaraldehyde / Formaldehyde
Effective against bacteria.
Slow acting, 2-12 hours needed for full effect.
Very strong smell.
Neutralised by organic matter so prior cleaning is necessary.
Complicated to use, (requires activating).
Short shelf life, 60% of activity is lost within 4 weeks
Toxic. Very hard to dispose of. Many waste
contractors will refuse to remove or empty Septic Tanks
which contain aldehyde contaminated effluent.
Formaldehyde causes respiratory distress and allergic
dermatitis in humans.
Effective against bacteria, limited effectiveness
Some types of Alcohol (isopropanol) are ineffective
against viruses, others only effect certain types of virus.
Unlikely to be effective against fungi and algae.
Very strong solution - 70% - required to be effective.
Does not penetrate well into organic matter (e.g. wooden
perches, nest boxes and cages)
effective against bacteria and viruses
Explosive in strong concentrations. MUST NOT be
kept in air tight conditions.
Degrades with time
Hard to obtain. Only commonly available in powder
form in denture cleaners where the explosive nature of
the chemical has been controlled.
Effective against bacteria, viruses, fungi and
Safe, non-corrosive and easy to use.
No toxic fumes or strong smells given off.
Can be used in the presence of birds so long as no puddles
are left. Does not require to be rinsed off afterwards.
Stable, long shelf.
Has a detergent action and so may cause
some skin irritation/drying after prolonged
use to a very few susceptible people.
from the table above, which disinfectant would you use
in your birds' and your own environments?
you chose the last on the list, Halogenated Tertiary Amines
you made the right choice, in fact you made the same choice
as the nurses and auxiliaries from Veterinary Practices Ltd.
you are using Enviroclens from
The Birdcare Company, CONGRATULATIONS! You are already
using one of the best disinfectants for use in bird rooms and
the home environment available today!
is a halogenated tertiary amine based product available in a
concentrate form. The concentrate has a shelf life of
two years and when diluted, stays active for an amazing six
sum up - Enviroclens is:
used to write this article supplied by:
to use Saniclens
in your birds' drinking water to reduce the risk of infections
spreading through your flock.