Cleaning up after your dog is far from glamorous, but someone has to do it! Did you know that the majority of neighborhood pet problems stem from improper handling of pet waste? Consistent clean-up is necessary to keep you, your family and your community happy and healthy. Below we’ve highlighted some of the core dangers of leaving your dog’s droppings unattended.
Disease Prevention & Control
Contrary to popular belief, dog feces are not a lawn fertilizer and do not offer any benefit to your yard. In fact, your pet’s feces may contain multiple viruses and parasites, including hookworms, tapeworms, and campylobacteriosis, all of which are transferable to humans. Young children can particularly be at risk, as they enjoy playing in dirt where parasites often reside.
No One Likes a Poopy Yard
Make your yard more useable by picking up after your dog every 1-7 days, depending on the size and number of dogs in the household. If you’re afraid of using your yard for fear of stepping in some unexpected surprises, you will end up wasting one of the greatest assets of your home. Take advantage of your property by keeping it useable and mess-free.
Keep Your Water Clean
Dog feces have been ranked as high as third place on the list of contributors to contaminated water. Studies from the Environmental Protection Agency have shown two or three days’ worth of feces from a sample size of 100 dogs has the potential to cause enough bacteria to temporarily shut down large bodies of water within 20 miles. Don’t ruin a fun day at the lake for your community, be sure to pick up after your pup!
If the thought of picking up pet droppings is simply unbearable, let Scoop Soldiers do the dirty work for you. If you live in Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Tulsa, Oklahoma City or the Phoenix Metro area, contact us today to schedule your first poop scooping! As the top-rated pet waste removal company in the southwest, we’ll make sure your yard is clear of landmines so you, your kids and your dog all have a clean space to run and play.