Dog Poop Facts You Should Know

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Dog Poop Facts


Rats ImageDog poop attracts rodents such as rats and mice. Inside the excrement, there are usually bits of food that can be a valuable resource to rodents. You won’t see them in the day because rodents come out at night. (xanax) In our many years of experience in seeing rodent infestations, some of the worst have involved yards where dog feces were left for weeks if not months at a time. To prevent this, make sure to clean up all dog mess in the backyard. However, if there are rats and mice around your yard, you should consider contacting a pest company, like, to remove the rodents from your property.

Dog Poop is NOT Fertilizer

Dog poop does not a good fertilizer make. It is actually toxic to your lawn, causing burns and unsightly discoloring.

Dog Poop Diseases

Beyond your grass, it has been estimated that a single gram of dog waste can contain 23 million fecal coliform bacteria, which are known to cause cramps, diarrhea, intestinal illness, and serious kidney disorders in humans. Dog feces are one of the most common carriers of the following diseases:

tick markHeartworms tick marksParvo
tick mark 3Corona tick mark 4Whipworms
tick mark 5Giardiasis tick mark 6Hookworms
tick mark 7Salmonellosis tick mark 8Roundworms
tick mark 9Cryptosporidiosis tick mark 10Tapeworms
tick mark 11Campylobacteriosis

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), dog poop can contribute to diseases which animals pass to humans, called zoonoses. When infected dog poop is deposited on your lawn, the eggs of certain roundworms and other parasites can linger in your soil for years. Anyone who comes into contact with that soil-be it through gardening, playing sports, walking barefoot or any other means-runs the risk of coming into contact with those eggs; especially your dog. Best bet is to hire a dog poop removal business, like Doo Care, which I own. Doo Care is Chicagoland’s #1 dog waste removal business. We hire dog-friendly, customer service oriented pooper scoopers. We have 5 trucks and over 1000 customers. Call Doo Care at (630) 786-6008 or visit