Over 12 Years of Lawn Sanitation Experience
We will begin our service by setting up an appointment with you to take a walk through your yard to establish a schedule that fits your needs as well as your pets. This walk through is free, however the initial clean-up will be quoted at this time since pet waste may have built up for quite some time. After the intial cleaning, you will follow the regular rate plan.
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Cleaning will consist of a grid system walk through of the entire yard. This will include the clean out of any play spaces or sandboxes. The waste will be bagged and hauled away for disposal.
All tools and shoes are disinfected after every treatment to ensure the prevention and spread of diseases.
Why Clean Your Yard?
Not only is pet waste unsightly and stinky but it is quite toxic. It can carry parasites and bacteria such as:
Roundworms: An intestinal worm that can cause diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss, dry hair and poor general appearance in dogs or cats. In humans, children my run the greatest risk of being infected because they play in the dirt at the park or playground and put their hands in their mouths or touch their eyes. They may exhibit vomiting, diarrhea and poor appetite.
Hookworms: More common in dogs than cats. These parasites suck blood from the intestinal track causing anemia, poor stamina, and appetite loss. Can cause what is known as a "creeping eruption" in humans if they were to run around barefoot on a lawn that has infected dog matter. This parasite may burrow in the skin causing an extremely itchy, red, linear lesion.
Whipworms: Often seen in more dogs than cats. Adult whipworms look like tiny pieces of thread with one end enlarged. Not usually seen with the naked eye, they can cause chronic weight loss in dogs-look for mucous covered stool as a sign of possible whipworm infestation.
Tapeworms: Do not show up well in fecal analyses, but you may be able to spot them on the fur of the pet under his tail. They are transmitted to dogs and cats that ingest fleas or hunt wildlife and rodents that have fleas. They look like pieces of rice or confetti. Many times they are seen attached to the pet’s fur near the tail. These are not as readily transmitted to humans.
Canine Parvovirus: A viral disease of the dogs. Affects puppies more frequently than adult dogs. Causes bloody, watery diarrhea, depression and suppression of the white blood cells which may lead to death. Parvo can live up to six months in the yard or home so it is important to keep your yard clean to avoid the spread of this virus. There is no cure and a recovered dog may become infected again.
Canine Coronavirus: Similar to the Parvovirus but can affect older dogs as well. Symptoms include fever, loss of appetite, vomiting and diarrhea. It is not transferable to humans but highly contagious to other animals.
Giardia: Single celled organisms commonly found in the intestines of many animals. They may exhibit actual diarrhea, bloody or mucous covered stool often accompanied by gas production. May be transmitted to humans who can exhibit the same symptoms.
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