How to Get Whipworms Out of the Yard

Whipworm

Whipworms are parasites that can live in the soil for up to 5 years and will infect a dogs’ intestine when ingested.

The best way to deal with this issue is by being careful and not allowing your dog to get infected in the first place. Keep the yard cleaned up and pick up the feces as soon as possible. Other animals can also spread this parasite, such as foxes, so if you have them in the area, be careful with their feces in your yard. A regular veterinary checkup can also clear your dog of any problems caused by them.

But if your yard is already infected, the best and most natural way to deal with it is by spreading lime on the soil. Use about 50 lbs of lime per 1000 square feet of soil through a spreader. The key is doing it when the soil is dry and can remain that way for at least two weeks, which is necessary to eradicate the eggs completely. If other surfaces are infected, such as a concrete pathway or the deck, use bleach to disinfect them.