It’s that time of year again – the leaves are changing, the temperature is dropping, and you should be cautious of your pets. What a beautiful time of year, but it also brings some unique challenges regarding yard maintenance. One such challenge is dog waste removal. Doggy Detail will provide some tips for keeping your yard clean this season, regardless of the weather!
Daily Dog Waste Removal Habits
Not only is dog waste unsightly, but it can also freeze and create icy patches in your yard. Pet waste left on the ground in the cold can become dangerous for your pet and your family as you walk around your yard.
Consider using a dog waste removal service to make this process easier for you. We offer our services for as little as $10.50. Just let us know how often you would like us to come by. We currently service Schaumburg, IL, with two satellite offices in North Barrington, IL, and Crystal Lake, IL. We serve Northern Cook County, Lake County, Eastern McHenry County, and Northern DuPage County. Please feel free to reach out with any dog waste removal requests in these areas, and we will be happy to help!
Use a Scooper to Pick up The Waste
Use a scooper to pick it up and put it in a trash bag. A scooper will help keep your hands clean. Be sure to tie up the bag tightly and dispose of it properly. When you use a scooper, you can pick up more than one pile at a time—making the process quicker and more time-efficient. No one wants to stand outside picking up dog waste all day, so a scooper is one of the ways we recommend to many customers.
You can get it done, throw it in a bag, and finish for the day. It may seem like a tedious task, but having pets comes with responsibilities, and this is one of those not so pretty ones.
Dispose of The Bag in a Garbage Can
Once you have the dog waste in your scooper, you want to tie it tightly into a bag, take it to your nearest garbage can, and dispose of it properly. Properly disposing of pet waste will keep your yard clean and free from unwanted sights or smells. When cleaning up after your pet, be sure to always wear gloves to keep your hands free from any germs that could spread. Unfortunately, some people throw dog waste removal bags wherever they would like.
What a bad habit, this can cause germs and smells in the air that cannot be good for anyone’s health. When you see someone disposing of their dog waste improperly, maybe lend them some advice for next time!
Clean the scooper After Each Use
It is also essential to clean the scooper after each use. A clean scooper will help keep it free from any waste or bacteria that could build up over time and cause sickness. Rinse off the scooper with hot water and soap, and let it air dry. Keeping your scooper clean is a simple task that you cannot miss.
With our cold weather, be sure to take extra precautions when cleaning up after your pets. When it gets cold, everything tends to freeze and stick together. No one wants to deal with icy dog waste building up around the yard.
Repeat as Necessary
Be sure to clean up after your pet every time they go potty and repeat as necessary. So be mindful of others when cleaning up after your furry friend. Picking up after your dog is essential at home and when you are in public with your pets. At the dog park, at a restaurant, or anywhere you may bring them. Always carry dog waste removal materials with you if they have to go potty!
Doggy Detail Can Help
If you live in a cold climate, don’t forget to remove your dog’s waste this season! Even though the cold might make it seem like everything is clean, remember that bacteria thrive in these conditions. Make sure to always use a scooper and dispose of the waste in a bag before putting it in the trash can. And if you don’t have time to do it yourself, no problem!
Call Doggy Detail at (847)212-5616 for our professional dog waste removal services. We will be more than happy to help keep your yard clean and safe for everyone.