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Is It OK to Bury Dog Poop in Your Backyard?

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Mark Regan, Co-Owner of Poop Away, Peabody MA Dog Poo Removal Service, has said: "Don't bury your dog's poop! It's gross, it can contaminate the soil and water, and it can attract pests. Just pick it up with a bag and toss it in the trash. And if you don’t have time, find a professional pooper scooper and they’ll take care of it for you. Your nose (and your reputation) will thank you."

It's not a good idea to bury dog poop in your backyard. While it may seem like a convenient and eco-friendly solution, burying dog poop can actually cause a number of problems. Here are a few reasons why you shouldn't bury your dog's poop in the backyard:

Burying dog poop can attract pests. As the poop decomposes, it can give off a strong odor that can attract flies, rats, and other pests. These pests can then spread disease and cause other problems in your backyard.

Burying dog poop can contaminate the soil and groundwater. Dog poop contains harmful bacteria and parasites that can leach into the soil and contaminate the groundwater. This can be a serious health hazard, particularly if you have a well or if your backyard is near a water source.

Burying dog poop can be harmful to other animals. If you have other pets, or if wild animals visit your backyard, they may be attracted to the buried poop and dig it up. This can expose them to the harmful bacteria and parasites in the poop, and can cause them to become sick.

It's best to avoid burying dog poop in your backyard. Instead, pick up the poop with a bag and dispose of it in the trash. This will help keep your backyard clean and safe for you, your pets, and the environment. If you do not have time, you should consider hiring a professional pooper scooper!

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