customercare@ciaservices.com  |  Toll Free 866-219-0563  |  Houston 713-981-9000  |  San Antonio 210-490-0000
C.I.A Services, Inc.
Systems. Structure. Stewards.
Professional Community Association Management Since 1984
Heron Nest Owners Association is another extraordinary community managed by C.I.A. Services
news & events
Heron Nest Owners Association

Jun 2018 News

Pet Etiquett
Pet Etiquett Guide: Scoop the Poop

Keeping pet waste off the ground is an important responsibility held by all pet owners. If not addressed, the presence of unattended to waste can quickly become a major point of conflict amongst neighbors. In fact, it happens to be the single-most talked about problem in homeowner association and community manager board meeting across the country.

When taking your dog for a walk, always keep a couple of doody pickup bags with you. Even if you don’t expect Fido to go, you never know. It may also be that you bump into a neighbor who has forgotten a bag of his or her own and will appreciate the gesture.

If you forget a bag and you dog does do his business, don’t forget about the waste, too. Head home for a bag, then go back and pick it up.

So what’s the big deal?

Keeping this waste off the ground is not just being considerate to your neighbors and their lawns - it’s also about protecting the environment, you family and the community.

Dog waste is more than just a gross and unsightly mess. In 1991, it was labeled a non-point source pollutant by the Environmental Protection Agency, placing it in the same category as herbicides and insecticides; oil, grease and toxic chemicals; and acid drainage from abandoned mines. According to the EPA, two or three days worth of droppings from a population of about 100 dogs can contribute enough bacteria to temporarily close a bay and all watershed areas within 20 miles to swimming and shell fishing.

Unattended waste can also harm your health. While many of us don’t realize it, dog waste often carries bacteria, worms and other parasites that can be transmitted directly to humans and make them sick. Ringworm, roundworm, salomella and giardia are examples of such bacteria, all of which are found in dog feces and are easily transferable upon contact. Roundworm, for example, is one of the most common parasites found in dog droppings and it can remain infectious in contaminated soil and water for years.

Thank you for taking the time to clean up after your pet!

Jun 2018
Events Calendar

«
»
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

Elections, Surveys and Registrations

Register for Email Messages - Register now! »

Home  |  Community Information  |  Community Documents  |  Key Personnel  |   Become a Volunteer   |  Question? Request?  |  News & Events  |  Pay Assessments  |   Contact Us
C.I.A. Services Home Page
Admin Login  Board Login
Copyright 2011 - 2018 C.I.A. Services, Inc. All rights reserved.