The Dangers of Leaving Dog Poop on Your Lawn

We all know that leaving dog waste on your lawn can be a bit gross. One accidental step in it and it takes forever to clean it off your shoes or, heaven forbid, the carpet it has been trodden into indoors

However, the risks are not just limited to being a bit grossed out. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated dog poo as a contaminant that can be dangerous to your family, pets and general surroundings. It can infect waterways and lead to the death and illness of aquatic life. It’s placed in the same category as pesticides and toxic chemicals. So why is it quite so dangerous?

Dog waste can harbour harmful parasites and bacteria as well as transmitting human diseases. Some of the things dog poop can contain are:

  • Hookworms
  • Coronavirus
  • Salmonellosis
  • Tapeworms
  • Roundworms
  • Whipworms
  • Giardiasis

Not great! It’s also bad for your yard, as dog poop tends to be acidic thanks to their protein rich diet.

If left unchecked, the bacteria in dog waste can infect your groundwater as well as your soil. This is extremely dangerous for children as their immune systems are not fully developed. The bacteria in waste materials can cause kidney issues, severe stomach pain and diarrhoea and vomiting.

By taking a proactive approach, you can keep you and your family safe by picking up the poop regularly. Workingwith the experts at Poop2Scoop ensures you get a friendly, dependable service that you can depend on

If you’re in St Louis or the surrounding area and think we could help you, don’t hesitate to contact us, we’re friendly, professional and always ready to help you and your family with your pet waste needs.

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