Written by Gene Caballero on January 10, 2018
Fecal bacteria have several means of spreading. You may have made a habit of cutting it into your yard, but when the s@!# hits the fan, or in this case the lawn mower blade, fecal bacteria are slung about the four corners of your yard.
Lawn mower poop launchers aren't even the bacteria's favorite mode of travel, they prefer being airlifted about the yard on insects and other pests, its like they have private helicopter pilots or something. When there aren't any bugs or pests about they will just simply catch the wind, and settle in your soil or groundwater where they can stay for a year or longer!
Among the many dangers of dog poop is parvovirus a highly contagious illness which can spread from one dog to another through fecal matter. Another inhabitant of poop is coronavirus, which while not as harmful can also be contracted by humans.
Worms and other parasites love to infect new hosts through dog poop. Whipworms, hookworms, tapeworms, roundworms, and even earthworms, dog poop has got them all.
And it gets better; E. coli, salmonella and Campylobacteriosis all of which are no fun, and can be transmitted to humans.
As you can see there really are many dangers of dog poop being left unattended. Prevent this parasite circus by scooping your dogs poop. Also be sure to teach your children the dangers, and never scoop poop, dog or cat, when pregnant or nursing.
If your dog is lethargic, losing weight, throwing up, is bloated, or has diarrhea he could have gotten one of these many lovely infections.
A simple, organic, and even cheap treatment that can get rid of many parasites from your yard, is to spread diatomaceous earth throughout your yard, or at least where your dog is pooping.
Diatomaceous earth are simply fossilized diatoms, which were once small aquatic creatures. Diatomaceous earth is so hard and sharp that it cuts through the exoskeleton of parasites as well as their eggs. These tiny cuts, lead to the eventual death of parasites by causing them to lose moisture and dry out. More on diatomaceous earth.
Though diatomaceous earth should do the trick, if you are looking for a harsher solution there are chemicals that can be sprayed in the yard to kill off the worms, bacteria and their offspring. Of course with any chemical application you should consider the consequences, and dangers.
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