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Dog waste is raw sewage, NOT fertilizer. Harmful organisms from dog poop transmit readily to children and adults and can survive for months on the ground. Just one week of accumulated dog poop can host 700 BILLION bacteria. Mowing just spreads the contamination everywhere. Get the facts in this video (at right) demonstration and sign up for a FREE WEEK.

WATCH VIDEO: Is your yard incubating toxic waste?

Sgt Pooper will scoop your dog's poop to give you a greener pawprintIf you live in Dallas-Fort Worth, you live in the Upper Trinity River Watershed – a broad depression that collects rain and run off, which eventually drains into the Trinity River. Though overlooked in past decades, environmentalists have realized that dog waste creates serious water quality issues. Waste accumulates on lawns and sometimes streets and sidewalks where rain may readily wash it into storm drains and into the nearest stream, creek or lake.

The problem is the bacteria and viruses contained in dog waste. These bugs can generate disease in humans, pets and other animals. Human illnesses caused by the ingestion of fecal coliform include dysentery, hepatitis, typhoid fever and ear infections. And in no small way, your pet's health may also be at risk by coming into contact with dog waste on the ground. Pet waste also contains excessive nutrients that encourage weed and algae growth in lakes and streams.

Hidden City

Say No to Poop! Sign up for Sgt. Poopers Poop CleanupHidden in the midst of North Central Texas is a city with a population of 1.2 million. It’s as large as the city of Dallas itself, but without a single flushing toilet. That’s right: a metropolis equivalent to the 9th largest city in the United States but completely devoid of any sewage system. Unfortunately, the story is not fiction. The catch: all its inhabitants walk on four legs: dogs. And every day they add some 900,000 pounds of solid waste that directly contaminates ground water and washes — untreated — into our local rivers and lakes every time you water or when it rains.

Perhaps future generations may look back with the same kind of apprehension we feel toward medieval towns where streets ran with raw sewage… To wit: “What were they thinking?”

What you can do

Owners who take their dogs for walks should pick up after any waste and not leave it on the ground where it can wash into storm drains and directly into the nearest waterway without treatment.

And even more important, let Sgt Poopers® clean up dog waste in your yard weekly — before it is washed into waterways by the rain. Clean yards, clean water, clean shoes. That’s an ideal recipe for a green paw print.

 

DNA Fingerprinting

fingerprintFor the first time in history, the environmental impact of dog waste has been fully identified thanks to the new technique of DNA fingerprinting. Scientists are now able to utilize this process to match waterborne bacteria to specific animal sources, including humans and pets. Due to the high popularity of keeping dogs as pets in urban areas, this forensic process uncovered dog waste as a significant contributor of harmful bacteria in our waterways. In some areas of the country, it is the fourth leading cause of water pollution.

Reasons to Scoop

  • Dog waste is NOT fertilizer. 
  • Dog waste is 100% toxic and has zero commercial value.
  • Dog waste contains 20 million germs per gram (1 gram = 1 kernel of corn).
  • Mowing dog waste contaminates your entire yard with trillions of live bacteria.
  • Parasites, germs, bacteria, pathogens & viruses in dog waste are harmful to humans.
  • Fecal bacteria stick to the bottoms of shoes and transfer readily to clean floors.
  • Fecal organisms can infect children, adults and other animals.
  • Roundworms and hookworms deposited by infected animals can live in the soil for long periods of time and can be transmitted to humans.
  • Storm water carries pet waste and bacteria directly into waterways.
  • Animal waste depletes the oxygen in the water and kills fish.
  • DFW's 1.2 million dogs deposit 900,000 lbs of toxic waste on the ground each day.

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We service Lakewood, the M-Streets, Preston Hollow, North Dallas, Bluff View, White Rock Lake, Old Lake Highlands, Lake Highlands, East Dallas, Hollywood Heights, Forest Hills, Swiss Avenue, downtown Dallas (high rises), Uptown, Turtle Creek, Highland Park, University Park, Richardson, Addison and more.
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