Dogs are the number one owned pets in the United States. Those of us that do have them can all agree that they make pretty great pets.
The relationship you form with your dog is unlike any other animal. Once your dog(s) is attached to you, you have made a friend for life! They most definitely live up to the hype of man/woman’s best friend.
If you came across this article, you likely have at least one dog in your home, and you pretty much know what the daily obligations and routines of taking care of said pet entail.
Your daily routine probably includes taking care of the pets basic needs such as:
- feeding them
- exercising with them
- cleaning up after them both inside and outside.
You also have obligations to take them for regular and emergency vet visits. The biggest and least fun of those listed is probably cleaning up after them, mainly picking up the poop.
According to wildearth.com, the average dog’s poop will consist of two to three, inch-wide diameter, 3- to 4-inch long portions.
That’s just one dog, one-time. Imagine if you have multiples!
You wouldn’t be lying if you said that everything about having and caring for dogs is a great experience except the ‘picking up the poop’ part. After all, who wants to pick up dog poop!
Picking up poop after your dog is the least enjoyable chore of any dog owner, but it needs to be done. People and pets need and deserve a clean environment to be disease-free and healthy.
A great majority of us despise this task and likely become too lazy to do it just because it can be a flat out gross job or we may not have the time to do it.
That is unless you are a professional pooper scooper.
Why Hire a Professional pooper scooper.
You may already know what pooper scoopers are and what they do.
Professional pooper scooper companies are popping up worldwide and are quickly becoming more and more popular. There are even franchise opportunities for waste removal services.
But, for those who don’t know what professional scooper services are, the name speaks for itself.
They are here to clean up what your dog leaves behind in your yards, flower beds, pens, cages, etc. They will come out routinely to clean up ( scoop dog poop) for a small fee.
This post is here to tell you the reasons why you should hire a professional to do the dirty job for you, for a small fee. It can be life-changing for you and your household. Who wouldn’t want their pest waste removal done for them?
Here are the 13 great reasons why you need to get a professional to do the dirty job instead of doing it by yourself:
1. Dog Poop is just plain nasty:
Picking up your dog’s waste is just the right thing to do.
You love your dog so much, but just thinking about the smells and the size of the land mines some can leave behind is taxing. You’ve come to the point where you just don’t even want to do it anymore. But the task remains undone.
Dog waste can take years to break down into everyday organic compounds, which means that the smell and the piles can linger for years to come. It can make your property and your outdoor space smell bad and be pretty uninviting.
Not only does it smell terrible, but it can also leave discolored and yellowed spots all over your beautiful lawns.
Did you know that the same dog poop can damage your lawn equipment? Dog poop is acidic by nature; therefore, coming into contact with your equipment causes rusting and breakdown through time.
Dog waste can’t be used as a natural fertilizer either.
Those things being said, it is clear that it needs to be cleaned up, and someone has to do it. So, if you are too pooped to scoop, you should hire a professional pooper scooper to do it for you.
2. Never mess with poop again:
Never having to mess with your dog’s poop is going to be something you realize you can’t live without—the goal of hiring one breaks down to making your life so much easier.
Let the pros handle the mess.
“The Repugnance Factor” is one of the main reasons why your average person can’t stand poop. For some dog owners, hiring a professional pooper scooper can be the difference between deciding whether having a dog for a pet is the right choice or not. If you want to enjoy owning a dog without doing the dirty work, this is the way to go!
You can get a professional pooper scooper no matter how many dogs you have. Indeed, if you have a pack, we recommend letting the professional poop scoopers handle the mess.
3. Eliminates arguments within family/neighbors:
…because it’s wrong and counterproductive?— Tanya K. (Ebil) (@objectivepotato) March 21, 2020
If your left neighbor always lets their dog poo on your lawn, and you yell at your right side neighbor, the right side neighbor will be rightfully upset and the left neighbor will keep letting their dog poop there. Is that semantics?
Hiring a professional poop removal company can help put an end to all of those arguments with your family about whose turn it is to clean up the yard—Trade-in arguing for family time.
Plus, a poop-free yard also keeps your neighbors happy.
Nobody wants to live next to the house that has a yard full of dog poo. When your neighbors complain or can’t enjoy time on their outdoor patio because of yours, it’s time to call in a professional
A poop-free and clean yard are necessary if you live in a neighborhood or close to others.
4. Too busy and don’t have time:
Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That…
These days, time is of the essence. Time is money and is something we all have less, and less of it seems.
You have better things that you can be doing in what little free time you may have than shoveling dog poop. If you’re too busy to clean the dog doo-doo yourself, enlisting a company that provides poop scoop services may be the only option that you’ve got.
Suppose you are two-income families, single-parent households, executives, professionals, or anyone who works long hours and are pressed for time.
In that case, you should definitely get a dog waste removal service.
When you come home after long hours of work, picking up dog poop is the last thing you want to do. So this is more like investing in your free time.
In whatever free time you have, you like to have fun, go out, get you a drink, or do other things that are far more important, not scoop dog poop!
You may be a dog owner who has plenty of free time but still appreciates a service to clean up after your pet for a reasonable price. That way, you don’t ever have to touch dog poop again. Eliminate ‘pick up dog poop’ from your ‘To-do list’ forever. Leave the poop to the pros!
5. Physical limitations/ Disability:
Discounts are offered to working dogs.
If you have physical limitations, disabilities like back pain, it would be impossible or challenging to clean up after your dog.
Smart pooper scooper business owners give discounts to people with disabilities. Whether this is due to empathy or is a good marketing tactic, it sure does help their companies gain reputation and land more clients.
Ailing, elderly, and disabled pet owners may need help cleaning up after their animals, and professional pooper scoopers know this. As part of their strategy majority also offer discounts to service dogs, assistance dogs, and senior citizens.
For you, as a physically limited dog owner, the availability of a dog waste removal service might make the difference between being able to keep a favorite pet or having to get rid of it.
6. Not as expensive as you may think:
With pet waste removal companies growing rapidly everywhere, there is ongoing competition on who charges the lowest.
The price may depend on how many dogs you have, how often you want your yard serviced, and how big your yard is. However, you would be amazed at how cheap this service is. The ongoing competition within this niche makes this service very affordable.
Visit our services page to see for yourself.
You should check around and see who gives you the best price with an excellent service. The majority of companies tend to personally estimate the job to tailor your needs and give you a lower, better price than their competitors.
Whatever waste cleanup company you choose, it is going to be pretty inexpensive. It might just cost you the price of a couple of 12 packs of soda or beer a week. That is an excellent investment instead of having to mess with dog poop for the rest of your life.
7. It might be the law in your area:
It might be the law to pick up after your pets. It certainly is here in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Many urban, suburban areas and public parks worldwide require you to pick up after your dog. Most likely, it might be the law to pick up after your pets in your area as well.
There may be hassles like having to go to court and paying hefty fines if you don’t clean up after your dog or keep your yards clean.
I bet you have heard about incidences where the city matches the DNA in your dog poop to your dog, so be aware.
If you don’t want all the hassles, you might as well hire a professional to do it for you.
8. You and your pets can enjoy the yards again:
The chances of you stepping in dog poop and tracking it back into your home, cars, or businesses drastically diminish if you hire a pooper scooper.
You know what else? You, your family, friends, and guests can enjoy the backyard again. You can finally have parties and activities in your yards in which everyone is going to take pleasure in participating.
If you the one who misses going out to yards and taking part in outdoor activities due to poop bombs, hiring a professional pooper scooper is a perfect idea.
Your pets will be a lot happier too. Finally, they can run in the yard and get the exercise they need. Dogs do enjoy playing and running around in a poop free yard.
You will also be happy that your dogs are not stepping on their poop and tracking them everywhere.
9. To help quit dog/ puppies from eating poop:
Eliminate the bad habit.
Whether you want to face it or not, eating poop is a common problem with dogs, especially young puppies. You may not see a dog eating feces all the time, but most of them will, at some point in their life.
This is because scavenging is tailored to their genes, and poop may just be the next easy meal when they are hungry. This can turn out to be a lifelong problem with your dog if they get on the habit when they are a puppy.
To prevent this from happening to your pooches, your yards always need to be clean. Hiring a professional and customizing the service would get you just that.
10. Service can be customized according to your needs:
One of the best things about this service is that it can be highly customized according to your requirements. You hire a professional depending on your needs; daily, weekly, biweekly, monthly, one-time service, or once every six months, whatever you wish.
If your property is huge with quite a few pets and it takes you hours to clean up your dog’s poop, hiring a professional is something you need to look at.
Service can be customized to your needs.
Professional dog waste removal service also does flower beds, vegetable gardens, kennels, dog pens, etc.
And as a bonus, many good professionals also clean up your yard for debris and paper, not because it is part of their job but because they want you to be happy clients.
They want to go that extra mile, free of charge, to make your content. If they see any worms, foreign objects, or something that doesn’t seem right in your pet poop, they will highly likely let you know about it.
Furthermore, you can personalize the service to clean up after other animals like ducks, deer, migrating birds, etc., depending on your locations.
Even if you pick your dog poop, you need someone to haul the poop away. Dog poop can’t be stored or used as a fertilizer. And it may be against your city ordinance to throw poop in the trash and landfills. So what can you do?
You can customize the service where they just haul the poop you have bagged whenever you want.
11. No contracts to sign and can stop service anytime:
Professional pooper scoopers don’t make you sign long-term contracts, and you can stop the service any time you choose to. These companies rely on an excellent reputation to gain more clients. So, they do go above and beyond to build on their reputation.
The best professionals always give 100 percent satisfaction guaranteed. If, for some reason, you think they missed some area, most likely, they will come again the same day or the next day and redo your yard for free.
No contracts to sign.
Even if you want your money back, I don’t think any good professional pooper scooper would hesitate to do so. The majority of pooper scoopers are insured and bonded, so you don’t have to worry a thing about your properties getting damaged.
12. Help stop polluting our waterways:
The accumulation of large quantities of dog waste has a very negative effect on our waters. This is another crucial reason why we need to pick up dog poop very regularly. Consider the following infographic from our friends in Frederick County:
After it rains, poop along with other pollutants is carried by stormwater directly into our waterways. When washed into the drains and streams, dog waste can also eventually end up in our local water supplies or the rivers and oceans. Once they end up in our waters, they add more nitrogen to the water.
Excess nitrogen in water means the oxygen level gets depleted significantly, ruining the healthy environment essential for aquatic plants, animals, and fish.
The Environment Protection Agency in the United States estimates that a few days of dog dropping off about a hundred dogs would contribute enough bacteria to temporarily close a bay, and all watershed areas within 20 miles of it, to swimming and even fishing.
Pollution and health hazards caused by dog waste.
This is a shocking fact, but it is being seen every day in our country. Imagine the contribution you can make if your yard is poop-free all the time.
It is a long-term investment to better our beautiful and healthy environment; don’t you agree?
13. Help stop the spread of disease-carrying pathogens, pests, and dangerous animals:
Last but not least, dog poop may contain dangerous pathogens like Salmonella, E. coli, Giardia, Fecal Coliform, Whipworms, Hookworms, Roundworms, Tapeworms, Parvovirus, Coronavirus, Cryptosporidium, Campylobacter, and hundreds of other harmful organisms.
The majority of these organisms can be readily transferred to humans and pets. These organisms can cause cramps, diarrhea, intestinal illness, severe kidney disorder in pets, children, and older people, especially those with a weaker immune system.
Dogs can spread and contract the deadly Parvovirus and Coronavirus very quickly through infected feces. This is another reason why the poop needs to be scooped.
Some pathogens like Roundworms and Hookworms can be deposited by infected animals and survive on the ground for a long time. And as kids/ pets play or even when you work in the yard, it can very easily get transferred.
Disease-carrying pathogens in dog feces.
Since professional pet waste removers sanitize their equipment, clothing, and shoes after leaving every yard, they kill the deadly pathogens, so they will not be transferred around. And they also disinfect your yards using safe lawn sanitizers.
Poop attracts disease-carrying insects like flies, larvae, and pests, which can endanger the health of your loved ones, including your furry friends.
Fly can devour, step on, lay eggs on poop, and the same fly might come indoors and land on your food. Sounds gross, doesn’t it? Dog poop also attracts pests like rodents, which in turn may attract dangerous snakes in your yard.
Dog waste does not disappear by itself and poses a severe threat to our environment. Whether you scoop it yourself or have a professional do it, it needs to be done.
Hiring a professional helps you accomplish just that without really having to spend a lot of money. And the best thing about getting a professional is that you never again have to deal with stepping in dog poop, the laborious, messy cleanups, the horrible smell, or even the nasty flies that come with it.
Someone has to do the dirty work.
They also disinfect your yards for an extra charge, killing fleas and ticks, which helps curb down the diseases.
Many pooper scooper companies also provide dog walking, grooming, and pet sitting services in addition to scooping poop, allowing you to utilize their services whenever you need them.
If you are an apartment owner/manager, live in a townhome community, own commercial properties or community lawns and parks, hiring a pooper scooper is a perfect solution to your dog waste problems. Please view our services page to find the ideal plan to fit your needs and your budget, or fill out the form below for a free quote.