Cleaning up your dog’s waste from the backyard is an unpleasant task. After all, it’s the one place you aren’t required to follow your dog around with a waste bag. Dog poop can accumulate quickly, especially if you have more than one dog. It’s tempting to leave the waste in the yard and just let the ice and snow cover it up. But there are several reasons that you should schedule a regular dog poop pickup service now to remove waste before winter comes.
1. It isn’t good for the environment or public health.
Dog owners often leave their dog’s feces on their lawn with the idea that it will fertilize it. But dog poop isn’t a fertilizer. It’s toxic to the grass and your garden plants. It contains bacteria and pathogens that get carried into the waterways once the snow and ice begin to melt. Nutrients that pass through the dog’s system without digesting can stimulate the growth of unfriendly plants.
Even in your backyard, dog poop can lead to the spread of parasites and illnesses that are harmful to other pets, you, and your family. Flies and mosquitoes can carry the eggs or larvae from intestinal parasites and spread deadly infections.
2. It might not be as legal as you think.
Some areas not only require you to pick up your dog’s poop in parks and other public spaces, but also on private property and, in some cases, in your own yard. In Fairfield County, Connecticut, the law requires you to pick up all dog feces on any private property owned by another person.
In Hartford County, CT, the law mandates picking up dog poop from any common area of privately owned property or property that is owned or occupied by someone other than a member of the family.
The laws differ from county to county and state to state. In any case, keeping your yard free of poop is the right thing to do for your yard, the environment, and the public’s health.
3. Keep your home clean and sanitary
Sometimes what’s in the yard doesn’t stay there. It gets on your shoes and tracks in your house, leading to an even worse situation indoors. If you have kids playing on the floors, the last thing you want is to contaminate their play space. Cleaning up your dog’s poop outdoors will prevent it from becoming an indoor issue.
4. Keep your business looking presentable
It's important that your clients have the right impression of your business. If the lawn in front is a favorite stop for dog walkers, it will reflect poorly on you. Since there aren’t many ways to deter dog walkers from using your lawn, the next best option is to hire a dog poop pickup service to keep your front entrance looking fresh and appealing.
5. You don’t like going out in the cold.
We understand how you feel. When temperatures drop, you would rather stay inside next to the fireplace than go out in the cold to pick up poop. If your idea of getting through winter is opening up the back door just far enough for your dog to go out and take care of business, you aren’t alone. But the more people we have doing the same thing, the bigger the problem will be.
So, you could invest in some heavy-duty winter gear and go outdoors to clean your own yard. Or you can call a dependable dog poop pickup service that will do it for you.
You choose how often you need your yard cleaned, and we take care of the rest.
What will your yard be like once spring rolls around? Have it in prime condition and ready to enjoy by keeping it clean all winter long. Contact Dog Butler at 203-610-5737 for a quote for your Fairfield County or Hartford County Connecticut home or business.