“What’s in a Scoop?” Ask Scoopy Doo! According to the EPA, a single gram of dog feces can contain 23 million fecal bacterial coli forms. Bacteria and parasites that can be transmitted to humans are often found in dog waste, putting innocent children at risk of some very serious infections. Even our area’s beautiful waterways are put at risk by pet waste, which contains nutrients that promote the formation of algae. As the algae grow, it enters and overwhelms the streams and tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, destroying habitats for aquatic life such as fish, oysters and crabs. The only way to avoid such dangers is the prompt, proper clean-up and disposal of pet waste, but with today’s busy lifestyles, cleaning up the yard is often a chore that keeps getting pushed to the bottom of the “To-Do List”. Enter companies like Scoopy Doo. This enterprising firm specializes in pet waste disposal throughout Maryland, Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. Their clients include homeowners, schools, park managers, homeowner associations, municipalities and more. With more and more people concerned about health and the environment, pet waste removal has turned into big business for Scoopy Doo. They even belong to a professional association, The Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists. In addition to ridding backyards, parks and other common areas of pet waste, Scoopy Doo also offers pressure-washing and sanitation for areas plagued by goose, duck and pigeon droppings. They can provide specialized sanitation stations as well, where pet owners may dispose of individual waste bags in a secure, deodorized container, which is then properly emptied by trained technicians. You might think this is much ado about poo, but the dangers posed to pets and children by the bacteria and parasites found in animal waste are very real. If you can’t keep your area clean, hire someone who can.