Beetles – Minimizing Dog Waste
Q: When we lived in Florida we used dung beetles to minimize dog deposits in the yard. It actually worked pretty well. Where can we get these critters here in Georgia?
A: Any cow pasture will have lots of dung beetles. Put a clothespin on your nose and use a short trowel to excavate under a cow patty to find them. There are dozens of dung beetle species so I don’t know if beetles you’ll find in a cow pasture will cooperate in removing dog “poo-lution”. I have more information on how to identify dung beetles and one source of the insects at http://www.walterreeves.com/gardening-q-and-a/dung-beetles-for-cleaning-up-dog-droppings/.