I use pine shavings and never have trouble picking up under roosts in the morning. I use a dog poop scoop with a wire rake end. I do that daily, but when you mean cleaning, everyone has their own version on what consists of cleaning. I clean out coops every three months. That means: 1. Remove old shavings from floors and nests. 2. Shop vac to remove dust. 3. Use Oxine AH disinfectant to spray down roosts, floors, nests, walls, and ceiling. Then let dry. 4. Do a final spray of Permectrin II/Gardstar 20% E.C., or Ravap E.C. to penetrate all cracks, crevices, and floors, walls, roosts, nests. Then let dry. 5. Add new shavings and allow birds access to the coops. I haven't seen a mite or louse since I began using this method.