RENO — Moana Nursery announced Thursday the new Wild Birds Unlimited line of EcoClean bird feeders. Wild Birds Unlimited is revolutionizing the way people feed their backyard birds. Available exclusively at Wild Birds Unlimited, EcoClean bird feeders protect themselves against the surface growth of bacteria, mold, mildew, fungus and other microbes.
Wild Birds Unlimited EcoClean technology incorporates Agion, an antimicrobial agent that is based on naturally occurring silver. Silver is a naturally occurring element that has been proven effective in fighting a wide range of microbes.
When microorganisms come in contact with an Agion treated surface, silver ions are released on demand to the surface of the product to combat the organism. Agion works against microbes in three ways:
It starves microbes by interrupting the cell’s ability to process food.
It sterilizes microbes by not allowing them to multiply.
It suffocates microbes by blocking their oxygen intake.
Some antimicrobial products use synthetic chemicals or volatile organic substances, and these can be potentially toxic and dangerous at inappropriate levels. No such dangers are known to exist for silver.
Agion is registered with the EPA for a broad range of uses, including consumer food and water contact. And though it is already extensively used for applications in health care and apparel products, Wild Birds Unlimited is the first to use Agion for the hobby of backyard bird feeding.
Moana Nursery has three Wild Birds Unlimited stores in Reno and Sparks, which are a part of the original and largest franchise system of backyard bird feeding and nature specialty stores with over 300 locations throughout the United States and Canada. Wild Birds Unlimited specializes in expert information and offers an exclusive line of products designed specifically for the hobby of backyard bird-feeding. Visit www.wbu.com or any of their three Moana Nursery Garden Centers at 1100 W. Moana Lane, 11301 S. Virginia St. and 7655 Pyramid Way for more information.