This is why it's critical to wash out your bird feeders every month

Spring is here, and many people will be stocking up their bird feeders - but the CDC warns that our feathered friends might be carrying disease. To help protect them it's a really good idea to wash your feeders with soap and water every month and then dunk them in a bleach-water solution, as per the Audubon Society.

A recent outbreak of salmonella in eight states has been linked to wild songbirds, which gather in large numbers and can and spread germs quickly.

The CDC recommends washing your hands immediately after touching a bird feeder or bird bath - or a bird itself.