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What is Pet Waste Removal?

Pet waste removal is the process of removing pet waste from your yard or garden. Pet waste can be dangerous to humans and animals alike. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that between 15% 20% of all people who become ill with diarrhea each year are infected by germs spread through contact with animal feces or unwashed hands after touching them.

Pet waste contains bacteria, viruses and parasites that can make you sick if you come into contact with it directly or indirectly through your food supply or water supply.

The Dangers of Not Removing Pet Waste

If you don't remove your pet's waste, it can attract flies, other insects and even rodents that then spread diseases like salmonella, e coli and giardia. The bacteria in pet waste also has the ability to survive for months in soil conditions that are favorable for germination.

The danger isn't just limited to those who walk on your lawn; pets like dogs can come into contact with these germs when they lick their paws after going outside or even just playing around in their own feces (which happens more often than you'd think).

How to Properly Remove Pet Waste

  • Wear gloves while collecting and disposing of dog poop.

  • Wash hands thoroughly after handling dog poop - even if gloves were used!

The Benefits of Pet Waste Removal

The benefits of pet waste removal are many. First and foremost, it keeps your yard looking nice and tidy. As a dog owner, you know they love to play outside in the grass. They'll also use it as their own personal bathroom.

Secondly, removing pet waste from your yard can help keep you healthy! It's no secret that dog owners are at higher risk for contracting diseases like salmonella from handling animal waste products than non-pet owners. So by keeping the area around where they go potty clean with regular cleanings of lawnmowers or blowers after every use during warmer weather months like springtime through fall (when most people tend not only play outside more often but also spend more time gardening), then chances are good that fewer people will become sick because of exposure through contact with these nasty little things called parasites...or worse yet: e coli!

Using a Lawnmower to Clean Pet Waste in the Yard

Many people claim to use a lawnmower to clean the pet waste in their yard, but this can be dangerous. The lawnmower can chop up the pet waste and spread it throughout the yard, creating a breeding ground for bacteria and parasites. In addition, if you have children or pets who play on that part of your lawn where you've just mowed over dog poop with your mower, they may come in contact with harmful pathogens that could make them very sick.

The Risks of Using a Lawnmower to Clean Pet Waste

Using a lawnmower to clean pet waste is a bad idea. The risks of doing so are numerous, and include:

  • Spread the bacteria and parasites found in pet waste throughout your yard

  • Lead to illnesses such as diarrhea, vomiting and even more serious conditions like kidney failure or liver disease

  • Create a breeding ground for pests like flies and rodents that carry diseases

Alternatives to Using a Lawnmower to Clean Pet Waste

Since chopping and spreading the pet waste throughout the yard with a lawnmower can cause so many different issues, there are other ways to handle this dirty task, like:

  • Scoop the pet waste and dispose of it properly. You can use plastic bags or biodegradable poop bags for this task.

  • Hire a professional pooper scooper service to take care of the task for you!

The Benefits of Hiring a Pooper Scooper

If you have a dog, then you know how much work it can be to keep your yard clean. They can play pretty hard and there may be some unpleasant surprises hiding in their favorite spots.

One of the best ways to avoid these kinds of problems is by hiring a pooper scooper service. These professionals are trained in how to dispose of dog waste safely and efficiently; they know what tools/products work best for removing different types of pet waste from different surfaces (such as grass or concrete).


If you have any questions about pet waste removal or would like more information on how we can help with your pet waste needs, please don't hesitate to give us a call.

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Thank you for this great information. I had no idea how problematic dog waste in the yard could be. Very interesting.


I’m so glad you mention how dangerous it can be if you do not clean up properly! It’s scary how many animals or people could get sick 😬

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