Frogs look great in their natural habitat, jumping from one place to another, eating insects, etc, but they don’t look good in your garden or backyard! While most species of frogs are generally harmless and are also helpful in keeping the flies and insects away, we humans don’t like them much, do we?
The most irritating thing is their loud noisy croaking at night. Also, some species of frogs are poisonous to pets. If you see a few frogs hopping around in your garden, it is an indication of conducting insect control around your house.
In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about frogs and how to drive them away from your garden or property.
Tips on how to get rid of frogs
1. Inspect your garden and frog species
If there are multiple frogs in your garden, then there might be something attracting them. Most frogs are attracted to ponds, tall grass, night lights, insects, etc.
See if there are too many insects in your garden. Insects like flies and mosquitoes can attract the frogs as they are the primary source of frogs food.
The night light in your garden might attract the insects and that will eventually attract the frogs and toads.
Frogs are timid creatures and need shade and shelter. If you have a lot of weed, tall grass or have a densely packed garden, it might attract the insects and frogs will come to hunt them.
Frogs are amphibians and prefer living near water. If you have a pool in your garden, frogs will be naturally attracted to it.
Once you are done with inspecting your garden, do a little research on the type of frog or toads you have in your backyard. Make the garden uncomfortable for that species. Also, check the law and don’t do anything illegal.
2. Bring natural predators
One of the best ways to get rid of the frogs is to bring natural predators into your garden. Natural predators like snakes and cats help in getting rid of frogs. Frogs won’t stay around if there are other creatures trying to kill them.
Always be careful what kind of predator you bring in your garden as some might not be pet or people-friendly.
3. Set up fences
Surround your garden or pond with a net or plastic fence. Avoid using chain links or chicken wire as frogs can slip through these fences. Make sure that fencing stands tall and frogs can not jump through it. Fence can make a great gardening tool that protects garden from unwanted intruders.
Bury the support at least 1 foot deep to make the fence stable.
4. Natural repellants
If after trying all the above-mentioned tips you still have frogs in your garden, you should try these natural remedies against frogs that won’t kill them while you get rid of them.
Create a safe space for frogs – For some, frogs can actually be beneficial as they help in getting rid of insects. Find a corner and make it a shelter for frogs this way they will stay away from the rest of your property.
Coffee grounds – Sprinkle some coffee in your garden. It contains valuable nitrates that benefit plants and causes discomfort to frogs. This way, frogs will run away from your garden.
5. Chemical repellents
Even after using the natural repellants, your garden is not free from frogs then you can use chemical treatments to get rid of them. This way you can get rid of frogs and toads almost immediately. Make sure it is legal in your area.
These methods will help you get rid of the frogs from your garden. Before using the chemical methods, make sure to check the law in your area.
There are a lot of humane ways to get rid of frogs and toads. Take your time and decide which is the best method suitable for your garden.