In our northern snow covered states we all tend to get a little reclusive in the winter months. Choosing to enjoy the picturesque snow from our warm indoors with a cup of something hot. We spend little time in our yards due to cold temperatures, snow, and ice. However our dogs natural process of excreting dog waste never stops and keeps going 365 days a year snow or sun.
The bad news is that dog waste is accumulating all winter long in your yard. When the snow melts and just about the time you are on the edge of your toes wanting to get outside and thaw out…..WHAM! The snow is gone but the dog waste isn’t. The good news is that in a frozen state the dog waste can do little damage do the environment, humans, and our landscaping. The bad news.. is that when the dog waste thaws it is all at once. All of the issues with dog waste are set into motion. So you have a bombardment of dog waste all doing its worst all at once. Most all bacteria and parasites that live in pet waste can survive very extreme temperatures and are simple dormant in winter months. Take a nap more or less tell the weather is nice enough for them to get to work and of course this is the same time you and your family are heading out to the yard.
Remember if you live in one of our northern snow states to take care of your dogs business at first thawing of the snow. Pooper Scooper Companies like POOP 911 offer service that you can keep up regular service during the summer months. If we don’t service your area check for a poop scoop service in your area.
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.