"Pet" peave....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Neil@PLS, Mar 23, 2004.


How do you handle "land mines"?

  1. Do nothing and just deal with it.

    33 vote(s)
  2. Charge extra to deal with it.

    9 vote(s)
  3. Say something or refer a service.

    18 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Neil@PLS

    Neil@PLS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Well, it has begun again this year .... any guesses? Dog pooh! Went to one of our regular properties today and the yard was full of "land mines". First, it's an unpleasant order; second, it gets slung all over the equipment; and finally, it gets all over you!

    I hate it! We have one customer who thinks about US and although she doesn't pick up, she goes out and sprays the piles away (she also has a very green back lawn :p).

    Soooo....what is the answer?:confused: If you charge more for it, you chance offending the customer (wouldn't care in some cases)? There is actually a service here locally that picks up yards...do we refer them? or do we just keep going?

    How do you handle this issue?
  2. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    cant pay me enogh for it. it gets on the equipment, on the trailer, in the truck, and all over the next customers lawn too. and also, one time when the wacker hit it, i got it in my eyes, mouth, and hair. no more
  3. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    i just mow right over it. I ride a sulky so it doesn't get on my boots either.
  4. Davis Lawn Mowing LLC.

    Davis Lawn Mowing LLC. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 200

    I would either charge extra if they dont want to clean it up or I ask them to clean the dog bombs the day before I am scheduled to come.
  5. competitiveimageland

    competitiveimageland LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    thier is actually a company up here in nj ,and that believe it or not that is all they do it , clean up afster your dogs, the name of the company is the best part MAJOR DOODY
  6. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    I have two customers that have this service done a couple times a week. I am very glad they have this service, they have big labs, and would mountains of it all over the place if they didn,t. I wish all customers with pets had the service done. I believe it was the only service they offered also. I can,t remember the name though, but it had something about the smelly stuff in the name. :eek: :D
  7. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    I have bigger worries.
  8. Peakpm

    Peakpm LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    Bobby I had the same thing happen to an employee they were not happy. It sucks!! I’ve heard of people putting in there contracts that if its not picked up they charge extra every time, not to pick it up just because its there. I don't know I hate it but I know there’s no way I could get away with charging for it being there.
  9. Kalamir

    Kalamir LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Out here in the st. louis area it is called "Yuckos" or something like that....if you do a search on LS, the person who actually runs the business has posted on this site. If my memory serves me right that is.:confused:
  10. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,432

    Depends how bad it is.If its not much i just deal with it . if it was real bad i would ask them to try and pick some up before i arrive or just try to mow around the piles i see.

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