Tips for your pooch & you having a successful summer season.

Summer is upon us.  Pool parties, bbqs, holiday weekends. and lots of other outdoor based activities are in full swing.  Its time to get ready to have that special event in your backyard.


Summer Fiestas

Before you go bonkers trying to have the perfect yard for the event remember to scoop the dog poop.   Dog poop in the warm summer months can be at it most unpleasant.  Heat and humidity only increase the smell and pungent smell of dog waste.  Make sure you not only scoop it or have a pooper scooper company service your yard but have it removed from the premises.  Baking in your trash can be almost as bad as sitting in your back yard.  Yuck!


School’s out for Summer.

The kids are out of school for the summer and gonna be full of energy and playing outside in the yard.  Children are constantly running inside and outside tracking whatever they have on thier shoes all over the house.  The parasites and pests found in and around dog waste thrive in warmer temperatures and become the most active and aggressive during the summer months.  Having the kids in the yard playing all day just isn’t smart while the dog waste is capable of spreading infection and other diseases.


Flower Power

Summer months are usually the greatest for planting landscapes and bedding plants.  Dog waste isn’t fertilizer not matter what you might have thought up to this point.  It is highly acidic.  Only herbivores waste (cow, deer, etc) can be used as fertilizer.  Dog food has animal proteins in it that make your dogs waste damaging to plants and landscapes.  Dog waste can destroy lawn equipment so make sure to pick up before you mow over it as well.  It can cause premature breakdown of machinery because of it chemical make up.  If you are going to plant beautiful plants this summer make sure to pick up the waste or use a repellent.  Some of our franchises, such as Minneapolis are now offering repellent treatments that keep dogs off of treated area.  It is non toxic to plants and animal it simply keeps your dog from digging or defecating in that area.

Have a great summer!