In today’s world, time is a precious commodity – and of all of the things on your to-do list, chances are, chores like mowing the lawn, cleaning the house and picking up after the pooch are probably down there towards the bottom. That is why many homeowners today are opting out of the less rewarding moments of daily life and choosing to outsource them instead.
Making sure pet waste is properly picked up and disposed of is an important responsibility held by all pet owners – especially for those with dogs. This is because dog waste is an environmental pollutant. In fact, in 1991, it was labeled a non-point source pollutant by the Environmental Protection Agency, placing it in the same category as herbicides and insecticides; oil, grease and toxic chemicals; and acid drainage from abandoned mines. But fear not: Using a pet waste management service is simple.
For homeowners with dogs, a pet waste technician walks their yard, collects what their dog has left behind, then bags and disposes of the waste. Customers don’t even need to be home when the service occurs. The frequency of visits is based on each customer’s specific needs, whether it is twice weekly, every other week or just a one-time cleanup.
For cat owners, dirty litter boxes are swapped out for new ones that have been cleaned, scrubbed and sanitized. Customers simply place their dirty litter box outside on designated service days. Similar to service for dogs, there is no need for customers to wait at home or for the technicians to enter the home.
When selecting a pet waste management service, it is important to look for a professional company with friendly technicians, clean vehicles and equipment, strong customer service and a satisfaction guarantee. Good companies will also be properly bonded and insured, will perform background checks on their employees, disinfect their tools between customers’ yards, and will be actively involved in the community.
On average, most services cost around $15 per visit. With a price tag similar to that of a large pizza, who wouldn’t want to wash their hands of the whole clean-up business?