How to Kill or Get Rid of Frogs and Toads

I understand that there are a lot of frog lovers out there and that by posting this article, I may offend some of you, but let me just be honest here: Frogs are great creatures in their own natural environment, but not in my back yard.

You would think I would have become used to the loud croaking, but it got worse everyday. These creatures croaked so loudly outside my bedroom that my window started vibrating. Night after night. There were many days when I had trouble focusing at work because I couldn't get a good night's sleep.

If you are like me, you want advice that will work, once and for all. Here are six steps to getting rid of the noisy, croaking frogs in your yard and keeping them away.

6 Steps for Getting Rid of Frogs

  1. Identify the Species (important since the steps you take will be determined by whether the frog or toad is endangered or protected)
  2. Make the Environment Less Inviting (remove their habitat, introduce predators, or use other repellants)
  3. Get Rid of Their Food (starve them out)
  4. Create a Barrier (you have several options here)
  5. Use Physical Force (to exterminate or remove the frogs)
  6. Prevent the Frogs From Reproducing (you must also deal with the eggs and tadpoles)

Each of these steps is discussed in detail below.

1. Identify the Species of Frog or Toad

As much as you might just want to exterminate them, some species are protected by law. Chances are that you have some neighbors who actually like frogs. To be on the safe side and avoid problems with your neighbors and the law, check what species you are dealing with.

Some species are protected, but others are considered invasive, and killing them is legal. The American Bullfrog, for example, is not protected. After confirming the species, consult the laws in your area to make sure it is legal to exterminate them.

The American Bullfrog is considered an invasive species. Are the noisy frogs in your yard American Bullfrogs?
The American Bullfrog is considered an invasive species. Are the noisy frogs in your yard American Bullfrogs?

2. Make the Environment Less Inviting

Here are a few techniques I tried, but didn't work very well:

  • Rubber snakes in my pool to scare them away
  • Snake repellent
  • Getting a cat or a dog
  • Pesticides and chlorine

The frogs kept coming back. Strangely, they even became immune to chlorine after a while.

What worked for me was removing their habitat. Frogs are amphibians, which means they live on both dry land and water.

  • If your yard has a water feature (a pond or pool), then that is what attracts the frogs. Drain the pond or pool and leave it empty for a couple of weeks.
  • Trim weeds or other nearby plantings.
  • Do not leave out water for birds or other animals.

These things will make your yard less attractive to frogs. Eventually, they will just go away and find another place to live.

3. Cut Off Their Food Source

Frogs need food to live. In addition to the water source and plantings, your yard must offer something that is sustaining them. Getting rid of their food supply will send the frogs hopping away to find a better place to live.

  • Turn off outside lights at night. Lights attract bugs, and bugs attract frogs.
  • Use mild insecticides to get rid of other bugs they may be eating.
  • Some frogs will eat pet food, so if you leave your pet's dish outside, bring it in.

If you want to get rid of noisy frogs, you will have to temporarily remove the habitat that they like: water and tall grassy plants.
If you want to get rid of noisy frogs, you will have to temporarily remove the habitat that they like: water and tall grassy plants.

4. Create a Barrier

Some frogs can hop very high, but American Bullfrogs can only hop about a foot or two. Keep new frogs from coming into your yard with a barrier they cannot get through or over.

  • Set up plastic or mesh fencing around your yard.
  • Make sure the holes are small (smaller even than chicken wire) so small frogs cannot squeeze through.
  • Secure the posts holding up the fencing so they won't tip over.

5. Use Physical Force

Now it's time to physically remove the frogs that might still be in yard. Since you have made your yard "frog-proof" by removing their habitat and food and installing fencing, the frogs you capture and get rid of won't want to come back.

  • Scoop them up and out. Using a long-handled net with small-holed mesh, scoop the frogs out of your pool or pond and place them into a tall container, like a garbage can or lightweight barrel. This is really a two-person job. Have a lid handy. One person scoops the frogs into the container while the other quickly opens and closes the lid. (Note: Frogs often pee when they are scared!)
  • Try going out on a frog hunt at night, when frogs are most active. If you bring a flashlight and shine it in their eyes, they will be stunned like a deer in headlights. This will make them easier to catch. Also, it may be useful to know that frogs cannot turn their heads to see behind them.
  • If you have or live near kids, consider paying them to come over in the evenings to catch frogs for you. Pay them per frog. This will make the work go faster and easier!

Once you have them all collected into a closed container, you can drive them to a pond or lake and release them.

How to Kill Frogs

  1. Freeze them. Some frogs simply go into hibernation mode when they are very cold, so if you freeze them first, maybe they won't feel the pain when you kill them.
  2. Gig them. Use a frog gig or spear to catch and kill frogs. Gigs are multi-pronged claws that can attach to extended handles so you don't have to get so close to the frogs that you scare them away. Head out into your yard at night when frogs are most active. Shine a flashlight to find them and shine it in their eyes. This stuns the frogs and makes them easier to gig.
  3. Spread or spray salt. Frogs die when they are dehydrated. Make a mixture of salt and water and spray frogs directly or spread salt around the area where they live. Be careful of plants, however. Salt can also cause plants to turn brown and die.
  4. Citrus acid seems to help. Mix 1.3 pounds dry citric acid (available at some hardware stores) to one gallon of water, and spray this directly onto the frogs.
  5. Orajel. Products for numbing the mouth generally contain Benzocaine. These products will numb the frog's brain and stop the heart. If you can catch the frogs, dab a little on the head to kill them!
  6. Shoot them. Shooting frogs is not legal everywhere and may require a fishing license. If you decide to shoot the frogs in your yard, a pellet rifle or BB gun should be sufficient.

Frog eggs clump together in water. Be sure to scoop them all out and leave them out to dry.
Frog eggs clump together in water. Be sure to scoop them all out and leave them out to dry.

6. Prevent Them From Reproducing

You will want to make sure to eliminate future generations of frogs, too.

  • Gather tadpoles. Use your net to gather any tadpoles from the bottom of your pool or pond. If you leave them out on the dry ground, they will die as they dry out.
  • Scoop out the eggs. Make sure to scoop out any egg masses, too. The eggs will be clumped together in a jelly-like blob. These can be left out to dry and die, as well. (If the eggs are clumped in more of a string-shaped form, then you have toads, not frogs.)

Make sure to scoop out any tadpoles. These will die if laid out on the dry ground.
Make sure to scoop out any tadpoles. These will die if laid out on the dry ground.

Let Us Know What Worked

What worked to get rid of the frogs in your yard?

  • I caught them and relocated them.
  • I dabbed them with Orajel.
  • I drained my pool and they went away.
  • I shot them with a BB gun.
  • Nothing worked. Help!
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As much as you might want to exterminate them, some species are protected by law.

You must check what species you are dealing with and learn about your state's laws before you kill any frogs.

The Most Endangered Frogs and Toads of the U.S.

Sierra Nevada Yellow-Legged Frog (Rana sierrae)
Dusky Gopher Frog (Rana sevosa)
Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama
Arroyo Toad (Bufo californicus)
California to Mexico
California Red-Legged Frog (Rana draytonii)
Western U.S.
Oregon Spotted Frog (Rana pretiosa)
Pacific Northwest of U.S.
Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog (Rana boylii)
Oregon to California
Amargosa Toad (Bufo nelsoni)
Chiricahua Leopard Frog (Rana chiricauhensis)
Southwestern U.S. to Northern Mexico
Tarahumara Frog (Rana tarahumarae)
Southwestern U.S. to Central Mexico
Florida Bog Frog (Rana okaloosae)

Final Thought

Be forewarned that frogs and toads eat a significant amount of insects, so if you get rid of them, you will have more insects to deal with as a result. Before you eliminate the frogs, it's best to consider the repercussions!

Comments 138 comments

jill 6 years ago

so is this article done? what is the best way to kill them I don' care what it takes show me how..I'm so fed up with frogs in my yard to

ssw 6 years ago

I can not beleive you stopped what is the answer. These frogs are driving me insane. The sit right at the front door and just go all night lone I have sprayed them with bleach but they keep comeing back. For all you people that want to keep your frogs you go right ahead but I want mine DEAD and GONE

deez 6 years ago

are you kidding me leave them frogs alone , they will leave eventually . you should not kill them they do not deserve to die.

aasddjjd 6 years ago

ya well i HATE FROGS they are the most stupid and retared creature. I want to get rid of them, they are keeping me up because they are in my basement!!!!! teach me how to kill them!

wazza 6 years ago

This one frog is giving me the SHITS!!! I can't find it anywhere around the pool area! Tired Bleach & Salt Water but nothing seems to work and he keeps going back!!!

frogged out 5 years ago

I need to know desperately how to get rid of them we have an inground pool fully maintained. They obviously eat and drink chlorine HELPPPPPP!!!!

Ash 4 years ago

frogs are painfull lets make them extinct .there are several next door to me and they are ,,,so loud my ears almost bleed !!!!!!!!!must kill them.

Wtf 4 years ago

Damn neighbors walked away from there house. They had a pool and now there is about 5 frogs that live over there how can I kill these bitches? They keep me up all night it's fucking annoying.

Frank 4 years ago

I take a broomstick, creep up to them, and crack them as hard as i can...

moonpie 4 years ago

Grab the laudest frogs,leader of the pack and kill it, you have to eliminate the loudest frogs around pool area. Work for me.

Nurfam Verstanovich 4 years ago

Frogs, My opinion is people come before planet. Frogs.. where on large block next to me, used to croak all night. Nobody living there so bought a second hand army flame thrower. Frogs came in Sping, climbed fence and used flame thrower. Could hear frogs popping everywhere. After second time no more frogs. Got two cats now, hardley feed them so they go night prowling. Occassional frog is hunted and killed. It's a great life. My recommendation for frogs is they should all croak it!

Ronan 4 years ago

Having to kill any creature is sad, however sometimes man comes before the planet and just like a war we sometimes have to do things we don't like just to survive or protect our living standards. Now those darn frogs. During the colder months the planet will give you some respite naturally from the continual nighttime serenade of croaking frogs. Colder weather forces frogs to hibernate, so no noise. Course if you live in the tropics this aint gonna work!

So what do we do in the warmer times when they wake up? Most efficient way is find out where the tadpoles are and add something to the water that will send them to God. Lime is used on boat ramps to clean them and also raise the water PH. You could change your swimming pool (if that is part of the problem) to salt water.


Arfmann C 4 years ago

In many posta on how to get rid of frogs I see that ammonia is recommended. Only one problem is if you spread ammonia around it will soak into the ground. This will also deter cats, cats being a gret killer of frogs, he like the frog is a nightime creature and loves stalking these croaking little critters. So try to encourage a few stray cats to come on your property. They could just be the answer to your problem. Using bleach and ammonia to tackle frogs works some times, however if you breathe the fumes from ammonia and bleach together it can cause throat and lung damage leading to breathing problems, also it can affect the eye's.

Take care


Nana 3 years ago

Killing because it bothers you? Outside IS their natural environment.

All you need to do is leave a light on outside at night and they will almost always become quiet.

Sheila Williams 3 years ago

I have a frog that keep getting in my screen patio..found a hold, had it plugged..and the damn frog is back on my patio..i am terrified of frogs..he need to die..been caught by my son twice n lket out in the field by my house..but he keeps coming back..i want him gone so that i can sit on my patio!!!!!!!

EngerryAssing 3 years ago

I utilized to acquire at the top of existence however as of late We have piled up any resistance.

sarah 3 years ago

i am going crazy!!!!!!! plz help me, the frog is so loud and parents don't believe me!!!!!! i am so tired.

lhoome 3 years ago

Have any of you frog lovers ever tried to clean their strings upon strings of slimy gooey eggs out of a pool. Not so much fun and outweighs any derived pleasure!!!

cassie 3 years ago

if they are strings of eggs they are most likely toads not frogs

Nancy 3 years ago

Frogs get into my car. I'm not afraid of them, but I am afraid that they will jump on me when I am driving. How can I get rid of them? It has been getting worse.

tea 3 years ago

Scoop them out with your pool net and take them to the nearest creek.

F"in fed up with frogs 3 years ago

my frogs are not indigenous to the area they have no predators, they are taking over. I LOVE the sound of chirping frogs, but these frogs are insanely loud. It is out of control!!! and yes I too want to kill them, too many sleepless nights. and there are no bugs to catch in southern california so they are a pure nuisance and nothing else.

Hulk the frog killer 3 years ago

Wasp spray kills the little turd makers!

No more crokers 3 years ago

Mothballs will make them all leave!

Mandie Tyrie 3 years ago

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Nicely put. Cheers!.

Kudos! I appreciate it.

Softpaws 3 years ago

Well, if you can catch the frogs, put them in a plastic bag with a few cotton balls soaked with nailpolish removerfor a half hour. This knocks them out. Then, drown them in a bucket of ice water. I know that it sound cruel, but if you want to kill them humanely and peacefully, this works very well.

Dorothy 3 years ago

I am having a problem with my dog getting ahold of tree toads eith th toxin they give off, He has serious symptoms. I wonder of there is any chemical solution to eliminate this toad from my patio when the dog goes out in the early morning?

Rubartria 3 years ago

Frogs in our pond do not stop croaking all day. Would it work if I just dumped 10 litres of chlorine straight in? There would be no if we drained the pond cause we have a dam 50m away

Lagoon lodge 3 years ago

How to get rid of them..?

Chuck 3 years ago

We have been dealing with the frogs for months as we live in Southwest Florida. We have tried everything. They are smart. You think you got rid of them and they find another place to go. We are sick of froggie dumpings on the house and even the windows. What really kills them?

KB 3 years ago

Citric acid. Im payed by the state to kill coqui frogs. 1 pound of anhydrous (granulated crystals) citric acid mixed with 1 galon of water. Spray everywhere you think the lil bastards are. Most plants are not harmed. As soon as in dries up, it becomes in active. Also, dont get it in your eyes, or cuts. It stings like lemon juice.

Dooup 3 years ago

KB im going to try your way.... these little frogs drive me up the wall...I cant sleep at night.. I want them gone gone gone! citrix acid here I come.

val wright 3 years ago

maybe we will try citric acid, here's hoping VCW Sat 12 Oct

fedup 3 years ago

I don't have any pets, so next time I visit our pool home in Florida, I'm laying down a warning track of rock salt along the full length of our fence and about 3 feet wide. Might help keep rodents away also. We want to live there full time eventually, if we can stop the frogs from keeping us up all night. If anybody tries this, please post the results. Thanks.

nikki 2 years ago

•Try snake repellent.[5] Spraying snake repellent around the perimeter of your yard is often an effective repellent against frogs. In fact, snake repellent is usually about as effective at getting rid of frogs as it is at getting rid of snakes.

•Use herbicide. Studies suggest that certain weed killers chemically alter male frogs, stripping away their ability to reproduce.[6] As a result, spraying these herbicides in areas where frogs gather can greatly reduce future frog populations.

•Spray the frogs with citric acid. Mix 1.3 lb (600 g) dry citric acid with 1 gallon (4 liters) of water in a large spray bottle.[7] Spray the solution directly on the frogs. It should kill them almost immediately.

•Spread salt. If you do not have any plants near your pond, spread a little salt around the perimeter. Salt will burn the toes of the frogs, deterring them from the area. Note that salt will destroy plants, however.

•Spritz the frogs with caffeine. Concentrated caffeine will kill frogs by causing them to have heart attacks, but you can spread coffee grounds around the areas where frogs gather to deter them without killing them off. It will cause the frogs discomfort, but will not likely kill them.

CantSleepStudyRest 2 years ago

These frogs deserve to die man, PLEASE finish the article. They need to be out, i want them super DEAD

chuchay 2 years ago

i have lots of dogs walking around in the evening, and I kove them so much, I don't want them to lick poison frogs,and I can't even look at the frogs, hellppp! I love animals,except thosr FROGS!!!

vee 2 years ago

Hi will really appreciate it if any of u guys can tell me how do I get ride of frogs. I have a 2 month old baby and he's colic. And with these frogs around making noise all night u guys could only imagine the torcher I'm going tru. I really need to either kill them or get ride of them. Url in put of how will be highly appreciated.

pavithra 2 years ago

oh god. i was afraid of frogs. after 6 o clock i used to go back side with my mom.. i feel being in agony wen i c this frogs.. i dnt know dat how to kill tis idiots

cc 2 years ago

To those who are frog lovers just see how much time and money it costs when they lay eggs into your pool non stop where u cant even use it and have to drain it and refill it as it gets so bad. I have tried the fake snakes, the mothballs ect. I have found raid roach spray will kill the frogs/toads if u can catch them.on land. 2 years ago

Im so with you if you have to listen to them all night I have talked about how to operate , something to blow them up , im with you x

kevin wensley 2 years ago

isn't there a chemical you can pour in teh lake or pond that will kill teh frogs and maybe everything else but at least the frogs will be gone. How about oil, gasoline, that sort of thing. Then amybe the Gov't will awaken to teh problem and actually deal with it. with 10 billion of the mothers out there, hand catching them sense at all. Nor does chasing them to your neighbors yard.

They're terrorists with gills

Nick the Exterminator 2 years ago

If you want to kill them humanely. Get a net and scoop them out of the pond. You then place them in a bin containing cheap alcohol. The frogs absorb the alcohol through there skins and die happy. Failing that get a couple of cats.

Hate frogs 2 years ago

Frogs come into my house! Tried salt, diesel and jayes fluid and even putting towels infront of door openings. How can I make them stay outside??!!

frog 2 years ago


forgotten 2 years ago

I have maby 200 beautiful frogs in my biologic swimpound,helppppp me please

CareV 2 years ago

I bought this on Amazon, dumped the whole container in my pond last night, and it was 95% quieter. I can't wait to witness tonight. I hope this helps the many desperate folks out there. I certainly was.

1 LB Delta Dust Insecticide and 1 Puffer R Duster Bellow Hand Duster Better then the JT Eaton Duster ~~ Kill Carpenter Bees, Bees, Wasps, Fleas, Silverfish, Scorpions, Sowbugs, Millipedes, and numerous other pests.

hatefrogs 2 years ago

I use costic soda,. they don't come back, and I don't care that people say, if they have to go they have to go , I live here not them vile creatures

frog assiantant 2 years ago

12 gauge shotgun.....boom

Groggy 2 years ago

Try wearing earplugs .. It drowns outy husband 'a snoring and works great with the croaking frogs !

wvfloridaboy 2 years ago

Had me going for a minute....Though you had a solution. Well here's mine, because my silly butt built a pond-N-garden beside our bedroom window to listen to the water of the evenings. Not for a split second did we think about frogs. Loud and persistent. I've used malathion to chase them away....can't find any other way ta rid them boogers away.

Death to all frogs 2 years ago

Im getting a mental disorder from this frog shit croaking all night for the past six years do i kill them ?? I tried electrifying them...poisning them nothing worked!!

Going on 3 years 2 years ago

Central Florida resident with a beautiful Japanese garden. Three tiered waterfall, and pond; and sadly frogs. I don't know the particular variety; some are bright green and others are dark green. In either case they are persistent and incredibly loud. I like frogs, they are cute. However, when they keep my wife and I up at night, as well as many of the neighbors, cute leaves the equation. Did I mention they are fast little buggers! Does anyone have a viable solution to this problem? The need is there. I'm sure people will pay good money for the answer!!


Put a audiotape of Obama doing one of his campaign speeches near the pool or pond, and watch those little varmit's vanish in thin air!

salt 2 years ago

I just put salt everywhere in the grass on the rocks where the pond is in in the grass and they go away but after range they come back and guess what are you see salt and I put it on the rocks in the water on the grass anywhere they would hide that's where I put it because I need my sleep and frogs doesn't have an idea what it's like living in our world and I understand they need protecting their only 85 species and all that stuff but the 85 species does not have to be outside my bedroom window even making the duck scream all night because they keeping him awakethey're not at the bayou they're not in the field over there there right over here in this manmade pond by my window and I just put a little salt out a little lot I sprinkle it everywhere any last for a little while but after it rains they come back I feel this more natural it doesn't kill them and I can sleep you can't make laws where it hurts us I feel sorry for little frogs a little frogs but I have never in my life had a frog keep me awake I'm 50 years old by the grace of God and dang frogs keep me awake and I'm not going to have no frog interfering with my life to that point I love frogs play with frogs as a child but I will not tolerate this

salt 2 years ago

please don't get me wrong I'm not trying to kill frogs I'm trying to run em off they're not in the bayou because something down there we eat ass but I'm just trying to run them off and I found that salt will do it I use a whole can of salt like I said it runs I'm off until it rains and I can sleep at night I don't live in the wild Kingdom I live in a man-made environment and in our environment and the way we live I cannot be kept up all night by frogs losing my job because I'm late to work trying to get last minute sleep no this is not working I don't give a rats ass who this offenseds because it's offensive to me I can't get any sleep

JenJaxMom 2 years ago

I have never laughed so hard... I was searching the web for a solution to the loud frogs outside. Reading these comments has made me laugh so hard I have totally forgotten about the frog problem. Thanks!

JBMiller 2 years ago

Riding lawn mower and a can of RAID, ANT & ROACH KILLER. It works but I want them to stay away. I have BIG FrogAPhobia and this method involves me puking and even passing out from fear. Not to mention the nightmares that will be plaguing me.

I live in South Florida and my neighbor put in a pond... either need to make these FRs go away or my neighbor's house and yard have to go.

frog odsake 2 years ago

I'm laughing and crying at the same time; there's only one species that's overrunning the earth and it's not frogs...

Neutralized... 2 years ago

is this working

Here's your solution!!! 2 years ago

Ok... woke up to a pool full of nasty frog eggs. There were thousands all over stuck to everything.. Smelled like dead fish after the chlorine started eating away at them.

Tonight, before I went to bed, I took my little airsoft spring loaded pistol $10 @ walmart. LED light from Harbor Freight $3 Headshots on 6 of these little basterd about to jump in my pool and crap eggs...... priceless!!

Yes I shot every frog I could find with biodegradable airsoft rounds...So not only is this a quick and humane death but I'm contributing to the environment by using biodegradable airsoft rounds!! It's fun and I feel like a badass!!! I will be doing this every night forever!

damefrogs 2 years ago

that's awesome lol!! Definitely trying that.

Frog Sucker 2 years ago

I have a small pond that has frogs that make a terrible noise. After years of frustration I've found a great way to remove them. Just as it gets dark and the noise starts I shine a bright flash light on the frog so that they can't see me. Then, I use my Shop-Vac to vacuum them up. Don't freak out. I put a mesh netting between the flexible vacuum hose and the plastic wand that goes on the end of the hose. Then, take off the wand and the frog is trapped in the netting. Get 'em early or you'll have a pond full of tadpoles.

2 years ago

I recently was able to have a good night sleep...3 nights to be exact. I tried everything I read on the internet. Therefore, I am not sure which one actually worked. But, lately there has been silence in my backyard and around my pool. Every night as the sun would go down, they would start croaking. Even with us playing music and swimming. I had my son and his friend pull all weeds in and outside of my property. I sprayed the weeds with image and round up. I physically collected the frogs that were closes to our pool. After that, I salted them. That kills them in about a minute. Then, I placed moth balls around the perimeter of my yard. It has rained all week and no frogs. I do not normally hurt frogs; but, they were extremely loud and kept me awake at night.

Gina wells 2 years ago

I have a tree frog inside my car for 3 days and can't find him anywhere, will he die inside my hot car I'm in florida

Guest 2 years ago

Spectracide Wasp and Hornet Killer. Instant disabler, quick death. Can I collect funds from the government for a study? No studying needed. We are overrun with frogs that keep our whole home up all night. We even baked cookies to pass the time. No more. Problem solved. You're welcome, Spectracide. Do a "study" make some money (then cut me a check).

María p 2 years ago

Tell me how to Finnish them off.They keep me up all night . Just bought the house and now I want to sell it.

Chris 2 years ago

Gina yes, you should find the frog jerky any day now. I have sprayed poison today. If that dosent work I bought a frog spear from bass pro it's time to start harvesting them ASAP.

Killed 25 frogs 2 years ago

1. 400ml citric acid

2. 5 tbsp salt

3. 200 ml gasoline

4. Spray ALL crevices. Be careful on plastic surfaces (gas is caustic)

5. Get a good night SLEEP

kw. 2 years ago

Seriously... "they'll go away" !? You clearly don't actually have a frog.problem... they get inside and die and stink!

nannymawilson 2 years ago

this has been a great read....i am hurting from laughing--i do feel your pain, i have the same problem in florida--so i think i will start with the moth balls first--then try the citric acid--good nite

frogs suck 2 years ago

It´s a good idea with the vacuum cleaner. During vacuuming cobwebs and Spiders my aunt sucked up 8 Frogs outside the garage. One Frog stuck several time in the vacuum hose, after than it sucked with a loud noise in the vacuum. After than we checked the dust bag, all Frogs was killed.

pissedinfl 2 years ago

will the citric acid, salt or moth balls hurt other animals? i have a potbelly pig, and 2 dogs...

Krikette 2 years ago

I don't like frogs at all, but please don't kill them all. Just catch and relocate them. We have lots of frogs where I live but I do not condone killing them. They have a right to live the same as any other creature including humans. Killing is wrong. Their not harming any of you.

wendy luster 2 years ago

The only thing i have found to work is raid. Frogs are nasty looking and i hate them. I am gonna raid them.

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Jade Aitken 2 years ago

YOU PEOPLE ARE CRULE how can you even think of poring salt on a frog that like poring hydrochloric acid on your body. Not to munching the benefits of frog the eat mosquitos and there young as well as spiders and other bad bugs

wendy 2 years ago

So far the frogs been dropping dead. I probably wouldn't bother them buy they re just too dumb to stay out of my way. They re in the car, on the door, etc....

ABU 23 months ago

I had a noisy problems of bloody frogs for past few years,but the best remedy to get rid of them is snake repellant spray to spray in all corners of your yard and the windows corners and to put two or three rubber snacks in your garden and pool area and ,I got peace of mind no more frogs for past two years.this is the best remedy,ABUBAKAR,NELSPRUIT,south africa.

Mshengu 22 months ago

I kill these pest every night by crashing them with stones, sprinkle jazefued and salt but they keep coming.

Jon 21 months ago

I love the sound of frogs but not the destruction they cause under my house. They dug under a footing for a bearing wall and the footing sunk about and inch on one side. Three months later and a lot of work I have dug down to solid ground and poured and new footing. Before replacing the insulation and the plastic vapor barrier I found new 1" tunnels going under and around the new footing. digging and following the tunnel I found another tiny frog/toad. I mixed permethrin into the soil around that and some other footings. 6 months later now and I see no more signs of the frogs ..... I hope I have permanently solve the problem.

Kerry 21 months ago

Whilst sitting in our back garden in the evenings watching television, we could not concentrate because of one noisy frog croaking loading behind us. I sprayed a naturally based insect spray into the garden area where the croaking came from and we haven't heard it since. The spray is made up of garlic and chili and I usually spray it on my edible plants.

Chad 21 months ago

Gahh, years ago in our old house we had a pool and pond and the back yard was flooded with frogs, constantly croaking keeping us awake all night! I was basically frog hunting every night until 2 am sometimes! And I was working 12 hour shifts! Now in this house I caught a few but theres one massive one next door in the neighbors yard and he never shuts up -.- I thought 3 months ago he will eventually die or something only to learn these things can live for years!!! And my guess is these neighbors must love frogs cause if you can't hear this thing then you must be deaf, seriously. they probably have a pond or something and like this frog which is why it's still there. So annoying

Dorothy Achieng' 21 months ago

I got reading these interesting contributions because I have just completed building a fish pond and filled it with water but before even bringing in the fish, the frogs have appeared from nowhere in droves and occupied the pond. I see all kinds of solutions suggested here but as i ponder over which one to try, my main question would be which solution would kill or keep off the frogs without hurting the fish?

Xtofer 18 months ago

After a night of catching and releasing humanely; they came right back. BB Gun! 4 shots. 4 frogs. No more croaking...for tonight

coco 18 months ago

I woke up 4am to find a frog in my bed,two weeks ago i found a HUGE frog in my kitchen,can't take the frogs anymore

shorty 17 months ago

I hate frogs!!!! Scary I'm going to try everything u guys said to get rid of them

ed 17 months ago

I catch them and slam them to the ground .

Billy 16 months ago

This has been some good reading. Still laughing..

dgv 16 months ago

My neighbor moved away a month ago and left their pool full, untreated, and uncovered. New renters moved in shortly before the frogs moved in. The elderly couple tried draining the pool to get them to leave. Didn't work. They had been keeping me awake at night to the point I was only getting 3-4 hours of sleep, so I offered to lend them my services. I dug out my old airsoft gun (fully automatic, metal gearbox), 8000 pellets, and a headlamp. The next night I 'cornered' them in the bottom of the drained pool and opened fire. Then all you need is a shovel and a few garbage bags to clean up, and rinse it all down with a hose.

Ianca 15 months ago

I don't have a problem with frogs and I am an animal lover but they killed one of my dogs and I need to get rid of the ones in my yard.

Jim 13 months ago

Hilarious! I have a few annoying loud mouthed frogs that bark all night long right outside the darn window. Was looking for a simple humane solution online, apparently there isn't one, just comedy gold what about tasers & pepper spray we use those on folks.

Laura 13 months ago

1st, I just want to say..WOW!!

I'm with the others, I've Never laughed so hard and long in my life!!

I read everyone's posts, and pictured them all in my head like a little tv shows...basically..I felt like I was watching a new hillbilly reality show on.."Toads verses the back woodsy hillbillies"!

I live in Arizona, and just purchased some property 30miles outside of town. Seen my 1st toad, thought ok..Cute..couple nights later..there were 4 toad gathering... seemed harmless...but in less than a week..I couldn't walk anywhere around my house, without the evasion of toads everywhere! And the little bastards will sneak up behind me, sit there looking at me.. while I'm working in my yard...and trust me when I say...they do not fear power tools!! I've tried!! It literally feels like a flipping twilight zone, over taken by these noisy, nasty, varmets! And did I mention that they will taunt you to death.. and the second you turn your back to them..they get as close to you as they can..before you turn your power drill on and lunge at them..chicken shits take off under my house every time!!

If they could carry a tune wouldn't mind if they stayed...(just a few), relatives have to go...but they are loud, sound like someone is squeezing their neck when they croak!! And ..OMG! When you got over 50 that sound the same....croaking all at once....makes my ex husband sound like an angel..and he has "zero", vocal talent,tune, etc.. come to think of ex husband didn't have any talent.. anywhere.or at anything.that's why he's now my ex!! LoL

But I'm with the others..they don't pay any bills here, so they gotta go!

I like the flames throwing idea..where can I get one of those bad boys at?? I'm ready, to take back my property from these free loading,noisy,nasty unwanted toads!!

Johnd266 12 months ago

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Chris D. 11 months ago

Rainy season again here in the Philippines. My backyard get filled again with water. These toads been here for about a decade. I just read those solutions. So i bought 3 liters of gasoline. I poured it all in the water. No freaking noise so far.

Luke 10 months ago

Take them to the closest pond/swamp or a natral water source.(not the ocean) Many species of frogs are near extintion and I do not beilive that you should kill them.

WTF 8 months ago

Can't express my frustration. Gonna take a serious action.

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ronmat 7 months ago

Salt does the trick. Knocks em out in an instant!

DoveFreexrolo 6 months ago

It kind of feels that you are doing any distinctive trick. Moreover, The contents are masterpiece.

Mary 5 months ago

In Alabama all our frogs are nice.

Jim 5 months ago

I catch them with a net, and step on them. Sooner the better. They are in and around my neighbors pool and it drives me nuts, I go down late at night with a flashlight and get them. Probably 10 a year at least!

jake 5 months ago

Noise was driving me crazy. Went out to my pool and one jumped in, swimming around like chlorine is his friend. I scooped him up and used a shovel, quick and painless. Second one was living in the skimmer! Kid found that one so had no choice but to humanely catch and relocate to a nearby creek. Kids loved the experience.

Chris 5 months ago

all you guys are the best!

TehachapiGal 5 months ago

Why would anyone disturb or kill a frog? They're an important animal in the ecosystem. They gobble up mosquitoes, flies, grasshoppers, everything.

Murce 4 months ago

I throw boiling water, it gets them all out of where they're hiding and I'll finish the work with a shovel and Bury them, I believe that's nice enough, at least they get their burial.

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Sleepless in swampland 4 months ago

My elderly neighbor's house is built on pier and beam, and underneath lies a frog-infested swampland. I've never heard anything like it. Judging from the variety of unique croaks I am hearing, I estimate 4 different frog species are living under there. Unfortunately my house is only about 6 feet away. Earplugs do not even come close to drowning out the noise. Nothing does. There is not a single room in my house that is shielded from the noise.

I have read through all of the amazing and insightful comments above, and many of the solutions proposed seem plausible. However, I'm not sure how to execute these plans due to the location of the frogs...under my neighbor's house. Unfortunately I can't shoot them. I live in a municipality in central Houston, and the cops would haul me away real quick. The response time is 30-60 seconds, and considering how dark and murky the swamp is, I'd be lucky to get even one or two in that amount of time.

Can I pour gasoline under my neighbor's house?! Flame throwers?! Probably not the best options...although if I end up in prison I'd probably be able to get some sleep without having to listen to these f*cking frogs.

In order to catch the f*ckers I'd have to swim around under there for quite some time with nets and such. At minimum, this would require a wetsuit, oxygen tank, night vision goggles, and a malaria vaccine. Who am I kidding? There's no way in hell I'm going down there. Cats won't be stepping up to the plate, either. Perhaps there's a type of snake that will eat them...I'll look into it!

I can try the citric acid mixtures, but I'm not sure how to get it all the way under the house. There's quite a bit of swampland to cover. Do moth balls float? And are they still effective when wet? Maybe I'll throw a few thousand under there. It's worth a shot.

Other ideas?!? HELP!!!!!

hun 4 months ago

I bought a SUPER SOAKER water gun....I put epsom salt, hot water and ammonia in the gun and spray them....they turn grey and die...

orjouen 4 months ago

i'm losing my mind i have a frog phobia and they can't leave me they always jump in our garden they even into our house fucking hate them they drive me crazy we get rid of them but they always come back over again :'(

Jon G. 4 months ago

There's some seriously sick people in the world. Leave the frogs alone, in fact, leave all wild-life alone; it's having a hard enough time surviving without the concerted effort of a bunch of mufftards trying to wipe them out.

Fronts? 4 months ago

You need to proof read your article. The very first paragraph asks how many FRONTS do I have in my yard rather than FROGS.

I have a Koi pond inside a pool cage that a squirrel ate a hole in the screen and the frogs moved in. I have repaired the hole but now the frogs are traped in.

Have used salt and cyan pepper to try and rid them since I do not want to poison my Koi. Still have all the captured noise. They are active at night and in the dark I can't find them and in the day they hide in the rocks in my water fall. Some of my 15 Koi are two feet in size so draining the 4000 gallon pond is not an option. What else can I try that won't hurt my Koi.

I have had this pond for 16 yesrs and never had this problem before.

UnDeRDoG 3 months ago

I give them a ride on the net, scoop them up and slam them on the pavers! I heard some of them yell!

Peacefulpool 3 months ago

Bleach and a pump up sprayer go out at night and spray the heck out of them. I done it last night on in and around our above ground pool and it has been quite. It did rain today but I have not heard any frogs tonight. I really hope this keeps them away but bleach is cheap so if I have to respray no big deal. I bet I got 20 of them little rain frogs last night. It was so bad we couldnt even sit on our back patio from the sound of them. I'll keep you all updated if they return.

Berna 3 months ago

What an awful site. Frogs are indicative of a healthy environment. This site encourages killing them. Put ear plugs in if their noise is so bad. You are awful people.

Jane 3 months ago

My greatest thanks to the person that advised using ammonia to kill frogs. I have white siding with an air vent they like to hide behind. Peeing and pooping on the white siding which is really difficult to remove the stain. Today I sprayed the vent with straight ammonia and out jumped three frogs. I don't know or care if I killed them, just so they don't come back to the vent. Thanks again! Now if I could kill German roaches!

MAG-reader927 3 months ago

Frogs are one of the MOST ENDANGERED SPECIES on the planet, and this site is not only CONDONING THE SLAUGHTER of them, but teaching people how to do it?

Undoubtedly THE most ignorant article I've come across in many years.

Patrick 3 months ago

We found a simple solution if you can't Sleep due to the frogs croaking all night.

Buy a fan ............keep in on all night. It drowns out the noise and you can have a peaceful sleep............


Rex 3 months ago

so that's the reason why frogs will go extinct in the next 25 years because we label them as pest instead of them being one of the most helpful animals to have in a garden

Luna 2 months ago

I came to this site to do the opposite to attract them!!!! You are horrible people!!!!!

Debbie Perkins 2 months ago

Yep. South Alabama. Red neck Walmart pool in the back yard. Do I have frogs? Is that Walmart pool blue?Lord have mercy...they start up and it is a chorus. Heavy bleach and such in the pool, nope. They might lay off for a bit, but they come back. Stella our yorkie only barks and runs up on the deck when a low pitches one croaks. It was funny at first. Went on vacation for a week and came home to tadpole hell. Bleach will kill them, but I scooped for a while. Anyway, the beat that I can do is birth control with the doo net and bleach. Getting close to a nighttime seranade. My sewing room is over the garage, which is next to the pool. I just turn up the tv and sew like heck. Misery loves company, thanks you guys for the tips and giggles.


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George VanWinkle 2 months ago

VERY shortsighted. Many tadpoles eat mosquito larvae and adult frogs eat insets as their main food source. By eliminating frogs, you are inviting things like West Nile Virus, Mosquito Borne Encephalitis, Zika Virus and other insect borne pathogens. I understand you don't like their croaks. Get over yourself! I seriously doubt you would prefer illness, permanent disability, or even death caused by letting the insects go unchecked.

gjm 2 months ago

they are gross and keep me awake

LovingHerpetologist 2 months ago

Why is it that frogs deserve to die because they're noisy? They are great to have in your yard because they keep the bugs out, plus they're a great indicator of environmental health because they are very sensitive to pollutants. All of these things are terrible solutions to keeping frogs away (snake repellent doesn't work, even on snakes, by the way), and are instead just dumping more and more chemicals into the natural water system that are bound to hurt much more than just the frogs in your yard. Outdoor cats are the worst thing to happen to native wildlife, because they wreak havoc and will kill anything they can get their paws on, as well as kill things to play with rather than to eat. Your best bet to get rid of frogs, if you're really that ignorant that you'd want to kill something for making noise, is to get rid of their habitat. Even then... good luck, because they have a great range of habitat, and the only way you won't have any frogs is to live in the middle of a city. If you're really so stubborn that you'd rather kill an animal than learning to live around their natural habits, then I suggest you find a different place to live.

idontknow 2 months ago

thanks dude,this made my day

Fed up 2 months ago

Frogs and toads are the most disgusting creatures. I just bought a house and havrnt screened in my pool yet. There are 19 frogs in there. Some alive some dead. Some huge some small. I hate them so much i want to torture every single frog and toad on earth into extinction. I wish i could set my yard on fire!!!! There has to be a way to make these vile creatures go away

Frogs are friends 2 months ago

Omg this is sick. I've never seen anything so disturbing is my life! Frogs are not pests they do more good then harm. They are going extinct and they are essential to a healthy environment. I hope you fail at all your frog killing attempts and I hope karma bites you in ass!

rose 2 months ago

thank you for the article, but NO Way!!!!! I cannot kill them. They are God's creature as we are. NO...NO... I can not possibly kill them. :( :(

Donna Jones 2 months ago

I had a pond in my yard. About a year ago I closed it up and relocated all the frogs to a nearby creek. God knows why, but instead of staying by the creek they set up shop under my porch. I have been reading all ya'll,s suggestions, but how am I going to apply any chemicals to them when they are under the porch? They are poisoning my dog!!!

Tresa 2 months ago

Really? Everyone here is pretty cruel. Why live where you do if you do not want to hear nature sounds? Also noticed that most of you complaining have pools. What do you expect?

Kris 2 months ago

You are awfully cruel for looking for ways to kill these creatures. !PLEASE Do not kill the frogs and toads! They are crucial to our ecosystem, and can eat up to 10,000 insects in one summer.

Janet 7 weeks ago

This is the best thread I've read in years! The funniest parts are those tree huggers screaming for sympathy for frogs who kill dogs on a page about HOW TO KILL FROGS. What are y'all going on THIS page??? Trolling?

Think I'll go with the super soaker/salt idea BEFORE my dog gets poisoned by one :)

Jude 7 weeks ago

If you think they are awful people you have never tried to sleep when the frogs are out having a orgie in your pool. I hate them and will do anything to get rid of them.Im going to try the snake poison and the plastic snakes in pool, If this dosent work Ill be back!!!!!!!

cookie 6 weeks ago

We have these LOUD ANNOYING Tree Frogs. They are behind our shutters, up in the gutters, and I don't know where else they hide during the day. At night their noise is so loud it will awaken me and then I can't go to sleep. We don't have a pool or standing water next to our house. We are afraid to use Citric acid on our siding for fear it will damage the siding. These frogs ARE THE ONLY REASON we look forward to colder months here in Alabama. I am constantly cleaning the chairs on my front porch because for these annoying pests to be so small, they sure do leave big feces. When we can sneak up on one, we kill it very swiftly. If you find something that will kill the frogs without damaging our siding, PLEASE TELL ME. When we moved here from WV, we had no idea what that loud noise was. It sounds like a small yapping dog. Hating the frogs in Northeast Alabama.

Ozzie 6 weeks ago

I choose my dogs over toads. Toads gotta go.

Joyce 5 weeks ago

All you people that are saying the frogs are God's creatures, leave them alone and they eat mosquitoes . You're probably the same people that eat chicken ,beef fish and pork.If you like them so much, I could bring you about 30 every day .They live around my sliding glass door. Every time I go out or come in, a frog comes in. Or gets his slimy self squashed between the two doors .I can't get them out so they stink . So there's a constant stink by my door. There's slime and poop all over my door and patio. I'm constantly finding a dried frog in my house. Or a slimy cold one jumps on my foot. Or slaps his sloppy self onto the center of the TV screen. I've tried relocating them. They get back before I do and bring more with them. They're all the same kind , so they couldn't be anywhere near extinct. I still have mosquitoes, I can spray them. Or is that cruel too ? I'm 68 years old and sick of cleaning up after them and finding it back in a few hours .A very big thanks to everyone for the ideas.! I'll try them all, if I have too. It has nothing to do with not being humane !

Mike 5 weeks ago

Tired of,keeping my dog in all night because the frogs are poison. They will go one way,or another.

cape cod 3 weeks ago

i hate frogs they creep me out last week i fell down trying to avoid one in my patio any advice i will try if it gets rid of them i have tried salt table and rock it doesnt seem to work. i just bought this house and these little suckers are making me want to not live there HELP !!!!!

Carlo Cudicini 2 weeks ago

What you all fail to understand is that your backyards is their frontyards, and you are retarded for wanting to get rid of an animal that is soon doomed to extinction.

Floridagal 2 weeks ago

Sorry, but frogs can't be extinct soon enough! They have taken over our very civilized suburban area--we don't live in the woods--and keep us awake ALL night. People who want to protect them have obviously never had to listen to them through two sets of closed doors with earplugs on.

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