Know What Species You’re Dealing With
There’s a lot of information about how to get rid of frogs, but not a lot of that information is reliable. That’s because there are so many types of frogs, and yes, they’re different species.
Before you can make a plan of action, you have to know which frog species you’re dealing with. Below is a look at the most common frogs in the United States and what you can expect if they’ve taken up residence in your backyard.
Common Tree Frogs: These aren’t any more common than any other species but are typically found in forested areas and neighborhoods with mature trees. They’re relatively small, and you may notice them climbing up towards your house in an attempt to find a way in. As you might expect, they’re known to be particularly noisy, especially around breeding season. They’re attracted to moisture and love to breed in toilets.
Southern Leopard Frogs: They’re typically brown to greenish with a spotted belly, and can grow around 4 inches long. Leopard frogs prefer to live around still bodies of water, such as ponds, marshes, and swamps. They’re not known to be particularly noisy or aggressive.
Green Frogs: While not as common as the other frogs on this list, green frogs have been found in almost every state. They’re usually brownish green with white or yellow dots, and can grow 4 – 5 inches.
Bullfrogs: These are the big guys, a bald frog seldom less than 2’ long, and sometimes up to 5’. They’re most often found around water sources such as lakes, ponds, and smaller bodies of water. They’re known to be nocturnal and get pretty loud.
Bullfrogs are also known to be aggressive. They may not attack but will chase off other frogs and smaller animals from their territory. Pay close attention to water sources near your home, and you may discover bullfrog eggs!
Don’t Do Anything Illegal – Check Your Laws!
Let’s be honest, it’s pretty obvious by the title of this post that I’m going to tell you how to get rid of frogs from your backyard. If you’re planning on doing something illegal, like killing the frogs or calling animal control, stop reading now.
The best way to make sure the frogs won’t come back into your yard is to go out into your yard and find them. Frogs don’t usually like to hang out in your yard, they’d rather stay in the water. That’s where you’ll find all of the frogs in your yard.
Once you’ve found a frog, there’s a good chance that there are more where that came from. If there are more frogs in your yard, and you’re very lucky, then you’ll have the whole family group at your disposal.
The best way to get the frogs out of your yard is with an electric fence that isn’t very high (3‖4 inches).
What Are the Best Utensils for Eating Take Away Food?
There are plenty of different eating utensils that would be considered the best utensils for eating take away food. Most of these types of utensils are made to make cleaning up easier and to not be a total pain in the ass to wash. For a take out container which has a plastic top that’s cut out, you’ll want to use the best utensils for eating take out. You’ll need a utensil that can pick up the food and place it on the top of the container to eat the food off of.
For a container with a plastic top that’s cut out, you’ll want to use the best utensils for eating take out. You’ll need a utensil that can pick up the food and place it on the top of the container to eat the food off of.
Basic Methods to Try First
You have quite a few options when it comes to getting rid of noisy frogs in the yard. Depending on the depth of your pocket, you can pick and choose whatever methods are most practical for you.
Non Chemical Options
Put up mesh screening or fencing-
You can easily install some screening or fencing around the area where the frogs are croaking to prevent the entry of frogs. Place screens around all entry points or bunch mesh fencing together to trap the frogs.
You can use hair spray or any type of insect repellent to get rid of noisy frogs.
Designated frog boxes-
You can buy specially designed boxes that attract the frogs so that you can easily catch them up and release them to the wild away from your backyard.
Water dish removal-
You can easily get rid of noisy frogs by removing their water source.
Repellents and Deterrents
In extreme cases, you can use noise makers to deter the frogs and make them stop croaking. Ultrasound devices and some wildlife callers are two of the more popular options for getting rid of noisy frogs.
You can buy some chemical repellents from the store that will prevent the frogs from croaking. Since the chemicals are specifically designed to affect the frog’s croaking, the repellents are not harmful to humans. Some of the best chemical repellents to get rid of noisy frogs include all-season, diatomaceous earth and various frog-friendly pesticides.
How to Catch Noisy Frogs
If you are concerned about using chemicals to get the job done, then you should consider trapping the frogs instead. It will take some time, but you’ll know for sure that the frogs are going into good homes instead of being harmed by your chemicals. Here are some of the best effective methods for you to try in getting rid of noisy frogs.
Remember to Do Your Research
The number one rule in making sure that you are removing the right amphibians is making sure to do your research. Frogs are their own animal family and have specific behaviors that are unique to them. You have an alternative to getting rid of noisy frogs.
Take Away Shelter and Food
Frogs love to live in shady, deep pools of water. If you have a pond in your backyard, it’s likely you’ve already had frogs show up. To keep them from hanging around, fill the pond with water plants such as water lilies. When there are no shady areas to live and few small fish for food, the frogs will move on.
If there’s no water in your backyard, adding a pool or pond will also help. However, add in a few goldfish or mosquito fish to keep the frogs from being able to linger.
Put Up A Frog House Rather than letting them live in your backyard, you can give the frogs a home of their own. The California Wildlife Center explains that these internal lids are easy to make and the frogs will love it. Plus, it keeps the frogs safe and out of the reach of pets and children.
Pest Control If you’re putting up a frog house anyway, put some mice or rat poison inside to help kill off the pests that they like to eat.
Replace Water Plants with Native Plants Change the water lilies in your pond with native plants that the frogs won’t eat. If you don’t like the idea of having non-native plants, you can always restrict them to another part of your backyard.
Modify Your Outdoor Lighting With so many frogs needing to stay hidden, it’s important that you have good outdoor lighting so that you can see them. If you’re trying to attract certain frogs, you can install special lighting that’s specific to their needs. For instance, lightning lily frogs prefer deep water, so install lighting under water plants. Cane toads like to live in the heat of the day, so have light on the south parts of your home. Because of this, consider which parts of the house you want to bathe in light so that you can choose frogs that prefer these areas.
How to Stop Squirrels from Pooping in Your Yard
Well, you want to stop the squirrels from pooping in your yard, not stop them from living there. If they feel like they are fighting for their territory, they will think twice about pooping all over it.
Get Rid of Other Attractants
If you have a frog problem in your backyard, chances are you have more than just frogs. Frogs depend on various prey to eat, and will often eat small bugs, fish, worms, and snails. The way to attract all those creatures is to have a water-filled area for them to live and thrive.
The first idea you need to get rid of is the water. If you have a pool, empty the water out in the fall. If you have a pond or water garden, try removing the decorative rocks and logs to see if you can drain it. If you have miniature koi fish in a special tank, you may be able to persuade them into your fish pond, or into another tank.
Once the water is gone, you can try to remove or get rid of the frogs. Rocks are considered a great habitat, so you may need to get in there with a shovel and remove them, or at least move them to a different spot in your yard.
Cleaning up Your Backyard or Pond
The leafy matter in the corner of your yard that may seem like a good habitat for frogs and other amphibians could be the very reason you’re having so many problems with them. Clearing the area is a good option. If you have a pond, you may also want to grab your shovel and clean it out as well, then refill it with water that has been treated for parasites.
How to Remove or Eliminate Moles in Your Yard
Moles (also known as moles, shrew-moles, and mole crickets) are pesky insects that can infiltrate their burrows in your lawn and garden. Not only do they burrow up and down in your pristine backyard, they can also be a nuisance when they get in your home. They can damage your yard, garden and borders, as they dig large pathways for getting through and eating insects. Here is how you can manage and eliminate these pests from your property:
Moles or Shrew Moles: What to Look for
Limit Access to Water
If you have a swimming pool, closing the pool is a great way to limit where the frogs have free access to water. Not only that, but the closed pool will help to reduce the humidity in your backyard.
If you don’t want to shut down your pool completely, you could also use a swimming pool safety cover to keep the frogs out.
Open your pool equipment shed and put the frogs inside. They shouldn’t be able to get back out, and the frogs already in the pool will lose access to the pump filter they use to drink from.
20 minutes or so after the sun sets, you may hear the frogs start to make croaking sounds. Don’t worry, they’re most likely just warming up their vocals for the evening.
Make Your Own Frog Trap
Using marshmallows, a toilet paper or paper towel tube, a bowl, and some string or a tape to keep the bowl in place, you can make one of your own DIY frog traps.
Like this one:
Or you can make your own tube like this. Just cut a toilet paper tube down one end to make your door.
Tie something heavy to the other end to keep it lower than the door. Tie the string/tape to the weight.
Put the food in the bowl and hang it up. The weight will pull open the door and the frogs will fall in. Once you catch a few, add them to your pool if you’d like them to live there. You can also release them outside your neighborhood, if you don’t want to keep them.
Use Frog Traps
If you don’t feel comfortable making your own DIY frog trap, here are a couple of other options.
They’re actually called amphibian traps, but I don’t have any idea why they’re called that. They’re designed to catch frogs, but they work just as well on crickets.
All you have to do is place one of the traps in the area you’d like to catch frogs, leave it there, and wait. It’s that simple.
Humane Methods We Prefer to Use
There are a couple of ways to humanely get rid of such pests like frogs inhabiting in your backyard.
Crop Based Deterrents
Humans often rely on pesticides to kill such pests. Yet we also recommend you using crop based deterrents instead of these pesticides.
Crop based deterrents can indeed be as effective as the above mentioned pesticides and they also tend to be eco friendly and affordable.
What are these crop based deterrents? Let us discuss some of the most common ones.
For thousands of years snake gourd is used in order to protect the crops from various animals.
This good green plant is one of the best alternative pesticides which also works great as a natural repellant for pests.
Snake gourd acts both as a pest repellent and a natural pesticide.
This plant can be grown anywhere easily and has a symbiotic relationship with living creatures like lizards, birds, insects, and other small mammals.
Surprisingly this plant contains chemicals which are lethal to frogs. Its broad leaves contain chemicals which are not only poisonous for the frogs but also acts as a great human deterrent.
Its distinctive odor keeps the pests away from the crops.
You can grow the snake gourd in the garden by directly sowing seeds. Or you can grow them in pots.
Garlic is one of the best alternative pesticide which is not only a great natural alternative but also good for keeping your home and garden safe from pests.
Just like snake gourd garlic can deter pests through its distinctive aromatic smell.
Garlic has a very strong odor which can keep various pests and insects away from plants and crops.
This bulb can be used as a pest repellent as well as a pesticide.
If you do use the garlic as a repellent then it should be kept near the crop. And if you’re using the garlic for a pesticide then it can be used in combination with few other home made pesticides like the garlic oil or garlic spray.
Herbs like basil, mint, sweet basil, coriander leaf, etc. can be used at your home as a precautionary measure.
These herbs are considered to be among the best natural pest control.
Natural Predators are Everywhere
Squirrels are a great example of a natural predator that you can “capture” in your backyard. In fact, a squirrel is often times cited as one of the biggest problems that a homeowner has to combat. While we’ve gone into detail about why squirrels are a pain in the butt, it doesn’t hurt to get rid of them when they cause problems like chewing wires, destroying gardens and property, and killing the birds that you feed.
To trap a squirrel, you’ll want to set out a few traps. Just like a mouse, they’ll try to keep away from humans once they know there’s a trap there. This knowledge alone will be enough to send them running out of your yard and to an area where they may not be as much of a nuisance.
There are different types of squirrel traps to set up for your backyard. The most common type is the live trap. This is one that will catch the squirrel alive when you put food in front of it or a bait inside of it. Once you’re ready to kill it or release it, you can easily do so. Then you can move onto the next squirrel in your backyard.
If you’re worried about the trap, you can put it in a sheltered area. This will keep your little friend from escaping easily. In a pinch, zip ties will also work as you simply tighten it around the bird feeder base where the squirrels may be an issue.
Is a Black Squirrel a Gray Squirrel?
I have a wonderful little story that will help walk you through the process of taking the time to understand the difference between a gray squirrel and a black squirrel with an emphasis on understanding how to tell the difference.
One day in the woods there was a gray squirrel that was all alone. In the woods he met a gray squirrel.
“Hello,” said the first gray squirrel.
“Hello,” said the second gray squirrel.
Then the first gray squirrel said to the second gray squirrel, “Where are you going?”
Fences Aren’t Just for Big Animals
You know those awful frogs we hear croaking all night here in the summer? I know what you are thinking. Why should you care about frogs in your backyard? Well, it’s late at night and you want to go outside on the patio and enjoy the night…but you can’t because those frogs are so loud! Some are even froggier than others.
Well, you can get rid of those frogs. Not by poisoning them (that’s just cruel).
The first thing you need to do is identify the frogs. There are two kinds of frogs that come under the spotlight for being the loudest; the chorus frogs and the spring peepers. The chorus frog is bigger than the spring peepers and is identified by its color combination. It is green with white spots. The spring peepers come in either brown or green and without spots.
Chorus frogs can be found in slightly more open areas and are more likely to be found near water. Spring peepers, on the other hand, like tall grasses in damp meadows and woodlands.
You can find just what you need to keep all kinds of frogs at bay around your backyard with a little slurry of lime and salt sprinkled around the areas where they like to hang out. Don’t be afraid to use some force because you want that mixture to really make a dent in the area where they are hanging out.
Depending on how careful you are, you can add a slowly dissolving pesticide. Just make sure you are being careful to make sure no children or pets can reach it because it can be harmful to them.
Finally, you want to take whatever you put in your yard and spread it all over the area where you want to bring the frogs too. There, smother those frogs in that mixture and let them have a taste of it.
The best way to manage the noise they make is to give them some basic food and treats. You can buy the best products to do that or you can go to your local grocery store for one of their pet food bags. They sell the food just for frogs.
You do have to be careful not to feed them too much. Too much food can give you a stinky backyard, and that’s just not fun for anyone.
Snowboarding is a popular winter sport where a boarder is towed behind a snowmobile or a snowcat up the slopes. For beginners, these slopes are groomed specifically. For more experienced boarders, they are left to carve their own way down the mountain.
Because of the popularity of this sport and its fast-paced nature, boarders will often want to purchase their own platter or board. Getting platters and boards ready before you head out to the slopes is essential.
What Size Are These Boards ?
There are so many different snowboards on the market today, so many that it can be hard to figure out which one is right for you. It never hurts to try a few different ones before purchasing your favorite so keep this in mind when you are trying to figure out how long is snowboard.
First off, there are three basic types of boards: beginner, intermediate, and expert. Each type comes in a variety of sizes based on your height, weight, riding style, etc.
Beginner boards are sometimes called “soft boards” these boards give you more of a cushioned ride so they are easier to learn on. Sometimes, beginner boards are broken into even smaller boards like “mini” and “micro.”
How Long Is a Snowboard for Intermediate Riders?
Intermediate boards are also softer than an expert board, but it doesn’t have the “give” of a beginner board so beginners may want to get the softest board.
Some boards are designed to be ridden in a specific way, so look at these types of boards to get an idea of which way you want to ride. If you are an expert snowboarder and want to take your riding from one ramp to another, then you may want to purchase a board designed specifically for the way you ride.
If you are an intermediate rider, you have more options as far as the size of board that you can ride. In most cases, your height will determine whether you should ride a board more close to the ground or taller than you. For example, a male boarder in his late teens who is 5 feet, 7 inches tall should be riding a board around 135 centimeters long.
Natural Repellants Can be Your Friend
There are a few simple tricks you can use to get rid of pesky noisy frogs. If you have family or friends in your neighborhood who actually like frogs, you can let them know about these tips too.
2 Manage Your Water Supply
A large water supply in your yard is not needed for your beautiful landscaping. It is not healthy to keep the water standing around for rodents or frogs to thrive in your yard. So manage some of that excess water to ensure that your frogs have a more controlled environment.
3 Discourage Their Desires to Stay
You can keep them out by simply placing some wire screen over the area where you have discovered them landing. It just takes a few minutes and you can go about your day enjoying the wonderful sounds of your birds without the frog chirps drowning them out.
4 Get Rid of the Frog’s Noise
You have most likely heard them by now. They are the loudest frogs you will ever hear. There are a number of ways to eliminate that noise so you don’t become a permanent frog visitor.
One option is to spray your yard with the loud annoying frog sound they make. You can buy this spray at any local garden center or pet store. They recommend spraying it a couple of times in the spring and fall. This is when frogs are looking for love. The sound will drive them into areas of your yard that they would not normally be seen in.
5 Use a Fencing System
You can have a long-lasting solution to your everyday frog problems. Use Frog Busters or Frog Muffler fencing. Just set the fence up and secure it around your pond, rotted lawn or other water source areas. Your frogs won’t even know what hit them. They will be trapped and eliminated quickly. This method could help if frogs are entering your pond through the plumbing system that connects directly to your house.
6 Invest in a Pond Aerator
This will help keep your oxygen levels up and keep those pesky creatures from making noise and entering your pond. It also will make it difficult for them to grow to their full size which will save on feeding these noisy and ugly pests.
Snake Repellent Repels Frogs
And ReptilesA homemade snake repellent recipe that repels both snakes and frogs will keep your yard free from these unwanted pests. The recipe is made with natural ingredients that you likely have on hand and it can be prepared in just a few minutes.
Sprinkle the repellent around the base of plants that snakes would love to hide in along with the garden hose. Both snakes and frogs are most active at night. Be sure to reapply it every few weeks and your problem should be gone in no time.
Mix together these simple ingredients in a bowl and use it around the garden as an all-natural method for getting rid of snakes and frogs!
10 Cups Water
Snake Repellent Repels Snakes and Lizards No matter where you live, you might have a problem with snakes sneaking into your yard or garden and eating your plants and/or hanging out in your garden shed or garage.
While the thought of having a black snake in your shed may sound a bit scary, the fact is that snakes are more afraid of you than you are of them. Snakes would rather leave the area than face someone with a broom and a loud noise (or their boot!).
One effective method for getting rid of snakes in your yard without killing them is to purchase some castor oil plant (Ricinus communis). Even though this oil derived from the castor bean plant is highly toxic, it doesn`t harm the plant.
By regularly spraying the oil around your yard, your garden shed, and even your garage, you`ll have a natural snake repellent that keep lizards and snakes away from your property.
Snake Repellent Repels Snakes and Lizards A castor oil-based spray is an effective repellent for not only snakes but also a host of other animals, including squirrels, armadillos, rabbits, raccoons, mice and rats. Just like moles, slugs and gophers, castor oil sprays are also good for preventing mold and mildew in the basement as well as unpleasant odors in the refrigerator.
Frog Repellents Work, Too
A lot of regular readers know we love using the electronic DeerScape when trying to keep critters out of the backyard. The electronic repelling system works fabulously well for one main reason: animals hate the crackling sound of the DeerScape system.
However, some tiny animals seem to love the sound of the annoying static, and they run over to your backyard to hang out. The first time I saw this phenomenon was with chipmunks.
Yes, we lost a few hours of sleep the first night we had the DeerScape system installed because there was an army of chipmunks running up and down the DeerScape wire, trying to figure out what it was. They eventually gave up and went away, but it was a weird sight.
Now that we have the upgraded DeerScape Pro, along with a ground system, we’ve had to deal with another animal that likes the sound of the crackling static.
A few weeks ago, when we were sitting outside, we saw a few tiny frogs hopping around the backyard. Originally, I thought all those tiny frogs were newt or salamander tadpoles, and I expected them to turn into those creatures soon. However, things got creepy when Heather noticed there was actually no water around.
The frogs appeared to be drinking from the wire on the DeerScape system.
So, we did some research to find out what kind of frogs they were and how to get rid of noisy frogs from your backyard.
What Kind of Frogs Are We Talking About?
After some research, we think the tiny frogs seem to be smaller kinds of tree frogs. So, even though we’ve seen them hopping around in the daytime, they seem to be most active at night.
Be sure to let your favorite local wildlife professional know the kind of frogs you’re dealing with and the reasons you want them to leave. For example, most wildlife experts will need to know what kind of frogs you’re dealing with and how big they are to determine whether they’re classified as a nuisance or not.
They’ll also want to know if you’ve recently made any changes to the landscape of the backyard that might benefit the frogs.
Physically Removing Frogs
The first step should be to physically remove the frog. Don't be afraid of them-frogs are pretty harmless and they don't do any damage to your property. If the frog is hiding in your garden, then you can use a bent wire to retrieve it. Hold the bent wire and lift out the loose soil. The frog will come with the soil.
If the frog is in the middle of your house and it is making a ruckus, then please follow the below steps.
Consult a Wildlife Expert
This is the most effective way to get rid of them. Some people are not comfortable with removing the frogs. So, let your local wildlife center attend to this task. You can also give a call to a wildlife removal expert.
Use Noise Diversion
Can young children in the house create noises? Then, the frog might be attracted to that sound and likes to be in the same enclosure.
Install a ultrasonic repellent and this will make the frog go away in no time.
Use Water for Frog Removal
If the frog is keeping you awake at night and making noise, then a bucket of water can come to your rescue. Put the bucket of water in the garden and put a frog sticker on it. The frog will hop in and get drowned.
Use Live and Deadly Traps
Recent studies have proved that live traps are better than dead traps. Dead traps are not very effective to hide the dead bodies of the frog. They smell terrible and cannot make a situation better.
So, if you seek for a permanent solution, then consider using live traps.
Sometimes the smell of the vinegar can drive away some frogs. Make sure to leave a bowl of vinegar outside the house. The frogs will get scared away.
Use a Bug Zapper
A bug zapper is an electrical device that attracts bugs and electrocutes them. Bug zappers are effective in getting rid of any bug, provided that you buy the right one. The good thing is that they are chemical-free so you won't have to worry about harming the frog or an animal
Use Natural Home Remedies
We have discussed the best ways to get rid of frogs, but we are still not sure about killing them. So, if you are still contemplating on killing the frog, then consider using natural home remedies. They are really environment-friendly.
Gather and Kill Tadpoles
Grab your gear and your neighbors:
Flipping the tire will not deter a determined frog, but it may protect your garden from small frogs. If you have small frogs, flip and check your garden every evening. (especially if you have a jet spray in your yard!)
Also, be sure to check the undersides of rocks, logs, leaves, etc. and be very thorough. If you catch one tadpole, it is possible that there are others, but it is certainly not a guarantee. Tadpoles must have water to survive, so be sure to check all of the little puddles. Some might be difficult to see or get to. Be sure to move them all.
If you catch them immediately, you can drown them in a bowl of water. Be sure to dispose of them properly, so they do not continue to decompose in your yard.
If you have herb garden in your yard, consider trimming it.
While you might be tempted to simply pull the weed, this can make it easier for a frog to hide there.
By trimming your herbs or even just cutting a few inches above the soil, you would be making it more difficult for a frog to hide there.
Find the Water Source
Once you find the area where you think the frog might be hiding, you have to figure out where the water source is. Most people think that frogs stay where there is water, but this is not always the case.
A lot of times frogs will stay in one area, but will actually drink water from a drier area. They enjoy the cooler temperature of the water, but they don’t need it to be completely submerged.
So, in addition to making sure that the water isn’t in the same place that your frog is, you may have to drain it out. You don’t have to go overboard, but drain some of the water.
Activities like wading and frogging will naturally occur at night, and frogs are not big fans of bright lights. If you suspect a frog to be living in a particular pond, consider placing a bright spotlight near the pond at night. The beam should be directed downwards, but it should be bright enough to deter the frog from entering the area.
By far the easiest way to remove frogs from your property is to set frog traps. These traps are large containers that you fill with water, add a little bait and tadpoles, set close to the pond, and then wait for frogs/toads to take a dip for a swim.
Note: If you are using a frog trap to handle green frogs, you may have to use a live trap.
Remove the Frogs IDENTIFYING the FROGS that HAVE SWIMMED into YOUR POND or POOL
Before you can remove the frogs from your backyard, you will need to identify what kind of frog you have. Green frogs, bullfrogs, and leopard frogs are all amphibians that generally do not belong in the backyard.
Green frogs cause some of the most problems due to their size (they grow to be large, about four to six inches long) and the fact that they aren’t native to the U.S. If you have a green frog in your pond, you may have purchased it at a pet store or received it as a gift.
You may also have a population of green frogs in your pond if you live in green frog habitat but you haven’t intentionally added frogs (or frogs eggs) to your pond.
One of the most important things to know about green frogs is that they love jumping. If your green frog is in the pond, you will notice one or more frogs jumping over your water lilies, dock, or duck pond.
The green frog diet is made of various insects, spiders, worms, tadpoles, fish, and amphibians. Because of this diet, they are considered to be pests by many of their neighbors.
If you have an eating problem in your backyard pond, you probably have bullfrogs. Bullfrogs are native to the southern states and are known as an invasive species in most other locations.
The bullfrog is larger than the green frog but can still grow to be around four to six inches long. Because they are larger, bullfrogs are considered to be a greater problem than green frogs.
Bullfrogs are known to eat almost anything that they can get their hands on, and they especially like to hatch their own frog eggs and eat baby frogs.
Hire an Exterminator
You can easily find an exterminator in your area to take care of the problem. When you call the exterminator, tell them you want a frog killer. Some do not believe frogs are pests, but they will have to treat them as such for your pest control needs. When the exterminator comes to assess the problem, make sure you are ready with the following: 1) A list of any other problems you have encountered in the area such as a mosquito problem or mice; 2) Specific information about the problem you are dealing with such as where they are, how many frogs you have (get an estimate if possible), and describe if they are in the house and why you believe this to be so; 3) Information about the type of weather you are experiencing. This will help the exterminator know if the frogs are just passing through or if there are breeding areas in the area.
If you are having a problem with frogs in your yard and don’t have an exterminator to deal with them, you can also try posting no trespassing signs around your yard. This should be a sign specifically for frogs, so they recognize that it is for them. Frogs have a hard time reading, so this will help. Daytime is the best time to do this.
Look for a Feeder
The first step to creating a backyard frog sanctuary is making sure you have a pollinating habitat for the specific types of frogs you want to attract. This habitat needs to have specific types of plants for them to feed on and places to hide from predators. As your frogs live in your yard, you should be able to observe their habits and see which of the plants and animals they prefer. As you change the plants in your yard, you may be able to tailor this habitat to better match the frogs’ needs.
The other important part in creating a backyard frog sanctuary is making sure you have a source of food for them. Earthworms are an important part of the diet of most frogs. You can find them in the yard, dig them up, or order them online. You can also purchase small fish to put into homemade ponds to attract amphibians. It is important that you know what type of frogs you have and try to attract the food that they prefer.
So What Does All of This Mean?
What all of this information tells us is that, the best temperature for optimum frog breeding is approximately 55 to 65 degrees. Any higher or lower than that will ensure that the maximum number of eggs does not hatch.
How in the World Has that Been Determined?
This temperature information is based on the data that has been collected from scientists who have been collecting frog eggs through numerous types of studies and experiments. Specifically, those were the results that were noted from the studies that were performed in temperate regions.
So What Are Temperatures in These Regions Typically?
Cool temperate regions can even dip as low as 33 degrees at times, though most of the time they are at around 40 degrees. The warm temperate regions are typically in the 50 degree range most of the time. The cool temperate regions are colder while the near temperate regions are warmer.
So What Deters Frogs from Breeding?
It is important to understand that in all of the studies that were done over the years, not one showed that they were able to determine a certain temperature below 55 or above 65 degrees that would prevent frogs from breeding.
I Am Confused Still, What Are You Trying to Explain?
On the other side of this, if you want to breed frogs, but you live in a temperate region that is typically at or below 55 or above 65, you will have a much better chance of doing so if you choose to find a frog that is native to those ranges.
Wouldn’t a Frog that Is Native to Those Regions Breed if It Was in an Enclosed Container?
While it may be possible that breeding could take place in a container or tank, almost all of the studies that were performed that were noted on the temperature of breeding did so in an outdoor setting.