Dog waste is an environmental pollutant: Picking up your dog’s waste isn’t just a common courtesy, it’s a health imperative. Picking up after your dog helps reduce the likelihood of its fecal bacteria ending up in an increasingly contaminated water supply. Considering dog feces are common carriers of nasty things like heartworms, whipworms, hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms, parvovirus, giardia, salmonella, and E. coli.
Dog poop is NOT good fertilizer: It’s toxic to your lawn! The high nutrient concentration in dog poop will burn and discolor the grass, creating “hot spots”.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Nearly two decades ago the EPA classified pet waste as a dangerous pollutant in the same category as toxic chemicals and oil.
You don’t live by a waterway: Still, unscooped poop from your yard is carried by overland water flow or is washed into storm drains, ending up in far away streams, rivers and ground water.
Flies and other pests: Dog waste always increases the presence of flies and other pests like fleas and ticks that aid in the transmission of diseases.
Keeping the yard as clean as possible will help minimize any chance of disease…