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Do dogs bring bacteria into the house? And other answers from pet waste removal companies
August 18, 2021 at 7:00 AM
Do dogs bring bacteria into the house? And other answers from pet waste removal companies

As much as we love them, animals can be kind of gross. They walk around in areas where we would never go without shoes on, then they come into our homes with the same paws. If you’re worried about the impact your dog can have on your home, you’re not alone. Our experts at Dog Butler have put together some answers to questions about why scooping dog poop is an essential part of maintaining a clean home and neighborhood and the role that pet waste removal companies can play.

Does my dog bring bacteria into my house?

A dog will spend its days exploring the world around it. Whether your dog spends its days in your back yard or goes on daily walks, it's going to pick up small amounts of bacteria that are different from what’s normally in your home. While this might worry the germaphobe, it’s important to remember that this isn’t always a bad thing. The more we’re exposed to small amounts of bacteria in our everyday lives, the stronger our immune systems will be. Studies how shown that households that have a family dog are generally more healthy than those that don’t.

What’s the best way to dispose of my dog’s waste?

Anyone who’s had a dog for a significant amount of time has seen that their dog’s poop doesn’t biodegrade and won’t fertilize their lawn. So, what’s the best way to get rid of it? You can scoop the poop into biodegradable bags then dispose of them in your trash bin. It’s best to ensure that the poop is put into a bag when putting it in your trash can because when it’s left in there by itself it will smell horrible, attract flies, and encourage the growth of harmful bacteria like salmonella and campylobacter.

A good way to ensure that you’re not using too many bags is by scooping your yard once every few days or even once a week. You can hire a scooping company to take care of it for you as well so you never have to keep track of how long it’s been or how many piles are occupying your yard.

Can dog poop attract pests?

One of the biggest problems communities can have as a result of un-scooped poop is that it can attract significant amounts of pests. From swarm of flies to parasites to rats. Did you know that rats love to eat dog poop? If you live in an area where there’s a significant rat population, dog poop that’s left in the yard or street will make it much more appealing for them to stick around. Additionally, parasites like hookworms and roundworms live in dog poop and can get into the dirt. If you or your kids are running around barefoot then you’re at risk of getting one of these parasites as they enter the body through the feet.

What diseases are carried in dog poop?

We mentioned earlier that diseases like salmonella and campylobacter can grow and thrive if your dog’s poop is thrown into a garbage can without putting it in a bag. Other diseases like Giardia and E. coli are also commonly found in dog poop. When it’s left un-scooped, dog poop is a source of infection that can make us incredibly sick.

Call to schedule your service

If you need service from pet waste removal companies, please give us a call today. At Dog Butler, we care about our neighbors as much as we do their dogs, so we want to help create a healthier environment for all of us. We can help to keep your yard looking clean and beautiful by scooping your dog’s poop. Reach out by calling 203-610-5737 or send a message via our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.