Posts Categorized: Pet Waste Removal

dog waste service LongmontWith Fall almost over here in northern Colorado, pet owners may be considering a dog waste service to deal with all the hidden piles under the leaf piles! Scoopy Doo’s of Longmont offers affordable and reliable dog waste service in every season and through all kinds of weather. Below are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

FAQs of Our Dog Waste Service

  1. Does my gate need to be unlocked?

    During our initial consultation, we will discuss how to best gain access to your backyard. If you prefer to keep your gate locked, you can provide us with an extra key or the combination. Other clients just leave their gate unlocked on the day of their service. If there is an additional area besides the backyard that you would like serviced, please also mention this during the consult.

  2. Can my dog be outside while you’re working?

    The highlight of this job is getting to interact with your furry family member(s)! We have experience befriending all ages and breeds of dogs, but have encountered some pups that will not allow us to enter the yard. If your pet is fearful of strangers or might react aggressively, we ask that they be kept inside or confined on our service day.

  3. Will be my service be delayed for bad weather?

    Your pet has to do their business no matter what the weather is so we will also do our job in all weather conditions, unless safety is a concern. If a severe weather alert has been issued for the area, we will monitor conditions and adjust our schedule if necessary. We work year round, through every season.

  4. Do you work on holidays?

    We observe July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s Day but will work ahead of schedule during these weeks. It is important to us for our clients to have a clean property so they can enjoy spending time with their family on these special days!

  5. What if I go on vacation or need to cancel service?

    Whether you would like to skip one day, postpone service for an extended period or cancel altogether, we just ask to be given 48 hours notice via phone or email. We do not require our clients to sign a contract, so you can cancel at anytime- we strive to make our service convenient, never a hassle!

If you have any other questions, we would be happy to discuss the details of Scoopy Doo’s dog waste service– call or email us today! We look forward to talking with you!

dog poop bags LongmontYou probably don’t give a lot of thought to what you use to pick up your pet’s poop- but we do! Scoopy Doo’s of Longmont uses oxo-biodegradable bags for our pet waste service because the health of your pooch, family and also our environment are all important to us!

What happens to oxo-biodegradable plastic bags when thrown away?

Plastics are made of large polymer molecules formed by carbon and hydrogen. These molecules degrade, or break down, with oxygen. This process happens at a very slow rate for conventional plastics. When a prodegradant is added to oxo-biodegradable bags, this process is drastically accelerated. Depending on the environment, an oxo-biodegradable bag will disintegrate within a few weeks to 1-2 years, which is still hundreds of times faster than unaltered bags.

When an oxo-biodegradable bag breaks down into small enough fragments, it will then “biodegrade into carbon dioxide, water and biomass (cell structure of micro-organisms)” according to the results of laboratory simulated composts conducted by Environmental Products Inc. So instead of persisting in the environment for ages, an oxo-biodegradable bag that contains catalytic additives will return to the natural biocycle in a relatively short timeframe.

That was a lot of scientific jargon to basically say that your pup’s poop won’t be forever preserved in plastic! Not only keeping your backyard clean but also our shared environment matters to us at Scoopy Doo’s and that is why we use oxo-biodegradable bags for our pet waste service! If you would also like to have these environmentally-friendly pet waste bags on hand, we keep them in stock and sell them for just $15 for a 200 count roll.

cheap pet waste service LongmontMaybe you’ve never considered hiring a pooper scooper because you thought the cost would be prohibitive, but you will reconsider after learning how surprisingly reasonable this service is! Scoopy Doo’s of Longmont offers incredibly cheap pet waste service to residents and property managers in Boulder County.

Big Value for Cheap Pet Waste Service

  • A consistently cleaner yard is the biggest benefit of hiring a regularly scheduled pet waste removal service. Minimizing the risk of infection from diseases transmittable by feces is invaluable, especially if you have children! And our employees remove all types of waste including trash- not just dog poop.
  • Of equally important value is the extra safeguard to your dog’s well-being. You will be notified of anything irregular in your pet’s stool right away so any health issues will hopefully be caught early.
  • Another top benefit is an overall safer yard- we will report anything of concern like a hole in the fence, problem with a gate latch or anything valuable that has been left outside.
  • Finally, you can spend the time it usually takes to pick up after your dog doing something else more enjoyable!

Our weekly price is just $8.08 for 1 dog – many people spend more than that on lattes! We also offer a flat monthly fee plan or a one-time service, depending on your need and what schedule works best for your situation. So if you’d like to take this unpleasant task off your chore list, visit our website or give us a call for a free quote. The team at Longmont Scoopy Doo’s will be happy to answer any questions you might have about how our cheap pet waste service works.

dog poop service LongmontLawn maintenance can take a lot of work for homeowners with all the watering, fertilizing and mowing so when dead spots start showing up in the grass, it is very frustrating to see all that hard work being ruined. Often the blame is placed on the family dog but how can the problem be avoided? Scoopy Doo’s dog poop service in Longmont can help prevent damage to your lawn from concentrated dog waste.

In his article “Dog-on-It Lawn Problems”, Dr. Steve Thompson, Director of the Teaching Hospital Wellness Clinic at Purdue University, explains that while all waste products contain nitrogen, the urine and feces of dogs, cats and all carnivores, is highly concentrated. At the right levels, nitrogen can act as a fertilizer but too much will burn vegetation which is why dead brown spots from pet waste are usually surrounded by a dark green ring where the diluted nitrogen caused growth. According to Dr. Thompson, “Female dogs, being less likely to urine mark and more likely to squat, are the primary culprits of lawn damage since they will urinate anywhere on a lawn and usually all at once.”

Dr. Thompson emphasizes that the pH level of pet waste is not a factor in the damage done to lawns, so modifying your pet’s diet by adding acidifying supplements, like tomato juice, or alkalizing material, such as baking soda, is not recommended. Actually, both acidic and alkalizing additions to your pet’s diet can increase their risk of bladder stones! A better option is to invest in a food with high quality protein which is more digestible and therefore leads to less nitrogen being dumped in their waste- and smaller stools.

The other two recommended approaches for dealing with burn spots were to 1) train your dog to do their business in a separate area from the lawn, and 2) water the grass after it has been urinated on to dilute the concentration of nitrogen. But perhaps the best solution would be to hire a low-cost weekly dog poop service like Scoopy Doo’s of Longmont to keep your lawn looking its best!

pet waste service LongmontSummer is here and your family is probably spending a lot more time in your backyard. The kids are running through the sprinkler and kicking the ball around on the lawn. You are hosting barbeques for neighbors, family and friends. The last thing you want is for someone to step on a landmine of doggy doodoo or have an infestation of flies spoil the food. Enjoy a clean yard this summer by hiring Scoopy Doo’s of Longmont for affordable pet waste service.

Besides the foul mess, smell and potential transmittable diseases in our pet’s waste, it also attracts unwanted flies. Fresh animal feces is the preferred breeding site for houseflies and also one of their top food sources. Flies consume liquified food with their proboscis, then regurgitate and excrete wherever they land next- and if that place is on food or utensils, pathogens can be transmitted to people. According to the World Health Organization:

“Flies have been shown to pick up and carry many pathogens (viruses, bacteria, protozoa, eggs and cysts of helminths, etc.) both externally, on their mouthparts, the body and leg hairs, and sticky pads of the feet, and internally in their crop and intestinal tract…The germs on the surface of the fly often survive only for a few hours,… whereas pathogens can live for several days in the crop and gut of the fly.”

Houseflies are suspected of having a role in transmitting over 65 diseases, including bacterial infections (such as salmonella), viral infections, skin and eye infections, and intestinal worms. Clearly, we want to do everything possible to avoid attracting these disgusting insects to our backyard parties!

Scoopy Doo’s in Longmont will keep your yard clean and significantly reduce unwelcome flies with our pet waste service- call us to set up a visit before your next barbeque!