Canine waste contains lots of nasty bacteria with almost unpronounceable names: fecal streptococcus and fecal coliforms are just two examples. In sufficiently high amounts, these bacteria can make people sick — sometimes very sick. For example, E. coli bacteria often causes gastrointestinal infections, as well as infections to the ear, eye, and throat. Another bacteria, campylobacter,can cause diarrhea in humans. Still another form of poop-loving bacteria, salmonella, can cause infections that trigger fever, muscle aches, headache, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Dog waste also contains other not-so-lovely disease-transmitting organisms such as roundworms. These parasites can cause their human victims to lose their vision temporarily, as well as trigger coughs and fevers.

Never thought your dog’s doo could do so much damage, did you? This is why we recommend a routine trash can cleaning to keep harmful bacteria from cross contamination. North Texas Sanitation understands the importance of a bacteria free environment when it comes to keeping your children safe. NTS has several service levels you can choose from to ensure that you are doing your part to protect your home.


The quickest, easiest way to get rid of a dog’s poop is to put it in a plastic bag and either drop the bag in a trash can or flush the bag’s contents down a toilet. Make sure that you have chosen the right service level of trash bin cleaning from North Texas Sanitation for adequate use of disposal.  

You might think that this method would have a high gross-out factor. And it does — if you use the wrong size bag. There’s nothing more disgusting than using a teeny-tiny bag to pick up a great big piece of dog poop and having some of that poop end up on your hand instead of in the bag. But that doesn’t have to happen. There are two keys to effective bagging: using the right size bag and developing the proper bagging technique.

For all but the tiniest dogs, a sandwich-sized bag or smaller just isn’t big enough to pick up poop. It’s far better to choose a larger size, such as an empty bread bag or the plastic bag that your morning newspaper was delivered in. Both these types of bags also carry a second advantage: They’re oblong, which greatly eases your ability to get the poop into the bag instead of on yourself.

Before you use your bag, though, check to make sure that it doesn’t have any holes. Picking up a bunch of dog doo only to have it hit the ground again is a surefire recipe for frustration.

After you have a large enough bag, it’s easy to gather up the poop. Here’s how:

1. Pull the plastic bag over one hand like a glove.

If you’re cleaning up while walking your dog, loop the leash around your wrist and pull the bag over the leashed hand.

2. Pick up the poop with your bagged hand.

3. With your other hand, grasp the open end of the bag and pull the bag inside out.

The poop will now be inside the bag.

4. Knot the bag and drop it into the nearest trash can.

Alternatively, take the bag inside and flush the contents down the toilet. Throw the plastic bag in the trash.

NTS has the ability to remove all odors from your trash or recycling bins. With our self-contained cleaning unit it allows us to remove and take away any harmful bacteria from your residents. 


If you simply can’t bear the idea of handling your dog’s poop — even if there’s a bag between the poop and your hand — you may want to consider using a pooper-scooper. These devices consist of various long-handled rakes, shovels, and/or spades that enable the owner to scoop up that poop without having to bend down and get close to it.

Pooper scoopers are a good choice for owners whose dogs confine their defecating to their own yards. Even though pooper-scooper laws don’t apply to dogs who eliminate on their owners’ property, it’s still a good idea to pick up your dog’s doodoo. That way you’ll avoid stepping in it while you’re gardening, mowing the lawn, or running to catch an errant toddler (and the toddler won’t step in it, either). However, scoopers aren’t as good as bags for owners whose dogs potty while walking, because the scoopers are relatively cumbersome to carry. This was our NTS DOGGIE DOO TIPS to eliminate pet odor, we hoped you enjoyed the read.