Dog owners here in Northern New Jersey know how unpleasant it can be to clean up after their pets, whether it's a warm summer or a frigid winter. In addition to causing an unpleasant odor in your yard, dog waste can also carry diseases and parasites that can harm your family. You can make your yard cleaner and healthier by removing dog waste from your yard. Here's why it's important to remove dog waste from your yard, what you can do, and how to do it.
It is important to scoop dog waste because it contains harmful bacteria that can cause human disease. In addition to being a health hazard, poop is hard to look at and can attract insects. Furthermore, scooping poop shows respect for your neighbors and is good manners.
Dog poop in the yard poses the following health risks:
• Attracting pests – Dog feces can attract rats, mice, and other pests to your property.
• The spread of disease – Dog feces can contain harmful bacteria and parasites that can cause serious illness in humans.
• Environmental contamination – Dog feces can pollute waterways and contaminate soil.
• Creating a messy yard – Nobody wants to see or smell dog feces when they're enjoying time in their backyard.
There are many benefits to picking up after your pet regularly
Picking up pet waste is more beneficial to you than your pet, since dog poop piles in the yard can look unsightly and attract vermin such as rats and flies. Pet waste should be removed immediately if you have young children playing outside.
Pet waste poses more than aesthetic concerns. Dog feces can contain harmful bacteria like E. coli and salmonella, which can cause serious illness if eaten. Despite the fact that you may not let your children play in areas where your pet defecates, wind can blow bacteria-laden feces onto surfaces where they play, or even where food is prepared or eaten. If you pick up after your pet, you can prevent these diseases from spreading.
Rather than letting Northern New Jersey's nature take its course and decompose the waste, why not just let it be decomposed? Dog feces eventually decompose, but it can take months — during which harmful bacteria may still exist. Decomposing feces also releases nutrients into the soil, which can lead to algae growth in nearby ponds.
It is important to remove dog waste from your yard to keep your pet safe, as it prevents diseases, other health hazards and pests from getting into your yard. You and your pup will enjoy the outdoors if you keep an eye out for messes and follow these steps.
Picking up after your pet benefits your environment, yard, and family's health. Need assistance with waste management? DoodyCalls of Northern New Jersey can help! From cleaning up yards of residential properties to installing pet waste stations throughout public parks, we provide quite a few solutions for pet owners and community managers. Visit our website to learn more about how we can help you! We offer free service quotes, so you have nothing to lose! We hope to hear from you soon.