Let’s face it… dog poop is not exactly a glamorous subject.
However, if you have dogs, it is a subject that needs discussing. For obvious reasons, it’s not a good idea to have piles of pet waste all over your yard. Besides the issue of having it tracked into your house or having it kill portions of your lawn, there are health issues associated with pet waste.
Did you know that dog feces is in the top 5 on the list of contributing factors to contaminated water? On average, dogs do their doody about twice a day, which means that those piles can add up quickly, especially if you have more than one dog. Unfortunately, ignoring it does not make it go away. Leaving pet waste on the ground is not only an eye and nose sore, it can also be dangerous. Pet waste gets washed away into our storm drains and ground water polluting our natural resources and wildlife. In addition, when the pet waste runoff gets into our lakes, streams or other bodies of water, the decaying pet waste consumes oxygen and sometimes releases ammonia which can harm fish and other aquatic life.
Contrary to popular belief, dog feces does not make good fertilizer and provides no benefit whatsoever to the soil. In fact, dog feces may contain parvovirus, whipworms, hookworms, roundworms, threadworms, campylobacteriosis, giardia, and coccidia. The parasites and bacteria in dog feces not only contaminate the soil and groundwater, but can also cause infection in both pets and humans. Yes, humans are capable of contracting hookworms, tapeworms, threadworms and campylobacteriosis.
The bottom line is…what comes out of your dog’s bottom, needs to be cleaned up on a regular basis…and that’s where we come in. At “L.I. Call of Doody”, it is our mission to clean up your yard and take the waste away to be disposed of properly.