Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by ericlemson, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. ericlemson

    ericlemson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 173

    I have a bunch of tiny (nickle size) frogs in my back yard. What is the best way to get rid of them? Can I do it without killing them?
  2. Newt*

    Newt* LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    If they you have a pond or water source nearby they may be frogs as frogs hibernate at the bottom of ponds. If there is no water source they may be toads as they hibernate in the ground. Either way, they are a treasure to have as they are great predators in the garden. They love to eat lots of nasty bugs and slugs. It's not advisable to relocate adult frogs or toads as they will travel very long distances to get back to where they chose to live.

    I have 3 flower pots on my porch and Tommy the Toad lives there, catching the bugs attracted to the light. You might find this helpful.

    Here's their main page in case you would like more info on these wonderful and threatened amphibians.

    You might even be able to id what you have from here.

    And if all that has failed to convince you to allow your noisy critters to stay, here's some advice to get them to move on.

    Heeer's Tommy!


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  3. Marcos

    Marcos LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,720

    No kidding !

    I agree 1000 % with Newt.

    Honestly, you ought to feel blessed to have them there...for the short time that they'll (likely) hang around, in one given place.

    ...that is, unless there is a close enough body of water easily at leg's reach :laugh: for multiple generations of them, to continually access.

    If there's some 'sqeemish' folk in your household who think frogs are just "ugly", or are "pests".............:nono::nono::nono:
    Well.....Maybe it's time they git some good ol' fashioned 'religion' from you, on the matter !
  4. warren piece

    warren piece LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    I have tons of frogs. I have a creek through my back yard. Love to hear them. They do keep the bugs down. My house backs up to a state wildlife area that is never treated for anything. The down side I have with the frogs is my dog thinks they are quite tasty. I usually hit a couple when I mow.
  5. tallguylehigh

    tallguylehigh LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    Actually I have a lake behind my house and the sound of frogs at night are music to my ears. I found a couple and at first I was concerned, but based on the input here, I am more than glad to have them around!

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