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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!

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We all love dogs and dogs love us right back that is why they have accompanied humans for centuries in many accepts of day to day life. When dogs are puppies we train them for weeks, months, and even years to get them to go outside to go to use the bathroom as to spare ourselves the problems of having dog waste in the house. But what happens to the dog waste in and around your yard? With so many dogs living in cities and metropolitan areas this concentration has become not only undesirable but toxic to the environment.

Before we get too far lets discuss a few dog waste misconceptions…

Myth #1 – “Animal waste is fertilizer”

FALSE… animals that consume meats and animal proteins excrete a high acid stool… so acidic in fact that it acts like a poison on grass, plant life, and even the watershed.

Myth #2 – “The natural process of decomposition will just eliminate the harmful bacteria and the waste”

FALSE… dog waste is can destroy waterways and watershed sending fecal bacteria counts through the roof. LIPA reports “3.6 billion pounds of dog waste/per year that is produced in just the united states alone.” A single gram of dog waste can contain 23 million fecal caliform bacteria. Can you imagine all that bacteria… where does it go from your backyard? well it slowly seeps into the soil and the underlying watershed or local waterways.

There are many ways to be responsible about this, many cites have already passed legislation requiring proper disposal of dog waste on public property with a penalty of a stiff fine for those who fail to comply. There are several cities around the US that are proposing the same legislation for private property because of the waste’s effect on the environment. Hiring a pooper scooper company like us (Poop 911) is one way to go about it, we can dispose of your dogs waste properly. Most local and online pet retailers also have tools that can make regular poop scooping easier to do yourself. There are also composting options that are become increasingly popular, however because you are using a very acid manure please make sure you follow the guideline for composting properly.

Poop Scooping and Pet waste removal weather it is done by the pet owner or a dog waste removal service is here to stay. Lets start being responsible pet owners and scoop the poop.

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