How to Kill or Get Rid of Frogs and Toads

Updated on November 2, 2016
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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? | Source

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. | Source

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. | Source

Let Us Know What Worked

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

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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.

Name
Where
Sierra Nevada Yellow-Legged Frog (Rana sierrae)
California
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)
Nevada
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)
Florida

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!

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        Ron Scharf 

        46 hours ago

        I spray straight ammonia. It woks.

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        Christian 

        2 weeks ago

        I hate frogs when i see one i dont carif it is endangered or not I grab my BB gun and go full John Wick on their asses. Sometimes the rats kill them but its more fun to do it youself you know what I mean?

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        Whatda 

        4 weeks ago

        So we moved in to a house in Miami, in the city proper, so I don’t want to hear move out of the swamp bs.

        At first the frog/toad croaks were ok kinda put me to sleep at night. Then my wife found feces by our front door and car port, couldn’t figure what animal it would come from, was bigger than a rat’s smaller than a dog or ferret. No worries easy enough to clean. I later started getting weird rashes in my legs, finally after 6 months of dr visits the culprit was a bufo toad. Fast forward 3 more months, my dog started foaming at the mouth rushed him to vet, you guessed it, bufo toad poisoning, my dog ended up suffering for his last few hours going into convulsions and seizures. I tried hunting these roads but could not find any during the day. A couple of months later in the spring my patio was overrun by frogs, these were Cuban tree frogs. I must have caught 50 in the first week, was nice and relocated them. That barely did a dent in the numbers. Later I found out these Cuban tree frogs are an invasive species and eat other native frogs, birds, and lizards. I caught a total of 200 frogs in my small yard and patio this spring. They all had a cold nap in the freezer. I’m still looking for the bufo toads, using my spear because apparently I’m allergic to them. Anyone that thinks it’s inhuman to kill them I welcome you come down here and bring your pet and you child to play with them and let’s see how you feel afterwards

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        John 

        6 weeks ago

        Vinegar works. Must spray them directly.

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        Ro.G 

        7 weeks ago

        I love frogs and the sound they make plus the fact that they consume large amounts of insects. Unfortunately, a few years ago someone gave me some banjo frog tadpoles, enormous things! Well, the constant bing bonging of this frog has been too much to take. In the summer last year it drove us crackers!

        This year I found out exactly where it was hiding and after trying some simple suggestions introduced a chilli spray and moved the water plants where it was residing. Next day, it moved to

        another area of the pond and 24 hours later moved far away.

        Yippee! We can now sleep at night.

        Ps. Thankfully, The pond, fish, plants and other frogs seem ok!

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        Lennie 

        8 weeks ago

        we can't sit on our porch in the evening, the frogs come out of every crack and crevice. The leave behind f a large amount of feces. We just want to enjoy our porch and can not.

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        Amime 

        8 weeks ago

        I have to say Cotswold Lady is talking nonsense about no one in the U.K. seeing them as pests.

        I'm over run with toads, and they're a complete pain, and many people think the same as I do.

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        Fed Up 

        2 months ago

        I live in Florida, and we are sick of these tree frogs making their way into our Florida room. The windows and doors are sealed we have no holes but how are they getting in? What can I do to kill and keep these pests out. HELP

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        cuban tree frog hater 

        2 months ago

        If you've ever been overrun with Cuban tree frogs, they are an envasive species, you would hate them ,too

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        TheMasterAndTHECOmmander 

        2 months ago

        Really good advice on this page - managed to wipe out ALL of the toads and probably most of the frogs (method of freezing seems to work better on toads). Unfortunately another problem has arisen which I’m sure you’ll all be keen to help me with. My neighbour has three rescued labradors (ages 15,9 & 11), but the problem is they won’t stop making a racket (due to doggy dementia so I’m told)!! I need a way to “dispose of the problem” (kill them), so I’m sure you’ll all help me out with suggestions. Thanks you guys (or women) :))

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        Mike 

        2 months ago

        Sometimes the edges of a pond are covered by hundreds of tiny little toads, that have just transformed from tadpoles. How should you kill them? Some community groups suggest spraying them with dettol or bleach, but the effects of such toxic chemicals on the ecosystem may be worse than the effects of the toads - we simply don't know. Our experiments show that spraying dettol drives away meat ants, that otherwise might feed on the toads- and the dettol also kills the toads' lungworm parasites. So, spraying dettol around the edge of a pond may do more harm than good in terms of toad control, as well as in other ways. Nobody has conducted research to see if spraying these substances has ill effects on other wildlife. Until that research has been carried out, we don't think that spraying poisons around waterbodies is a good idea. It will kill the toads, but it may affect other native creatures also.

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        Animal lover 

        2 months ago

        I have a deep window well and live a quarter-mile from a lake. I get both frogs and toads falling into my window well so I made a "frog ladder" by covering an 8 ft. 2x4 board with an old knitted scarf and lean it at an angle into the window well. Now when they are ready to leave my window-well, they climb up the "ladder". Baby frogs figure it out first, older toads go up later but before they starve to death.

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        Tracy 

        3 months ago

        For all of you feeling sad for toads...I bet you’ve never lost a pet from one of these buffo toads! It got into the garage and my cat found it. By morning, my cat couldnt walk, had seizures, and eventually died. It was awful! I have no sympathy for them. I will do anything to get rid of them!!!

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        Zuni 

        3 months ago

        I ate them!!!

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        Janet 

        3 months ago

        Thank you for all the great advice. We have a big problem with toad droppings on our porch and I have learned that they are toxic to our dogs and cat. We need to get rid of them ASAP. Sorry about the drama posted by idiots on this page. You know, there is always someone willing and ready to be offended. Your article was a huge help. Will let you know what works.

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        TheConstantGard3ner79 

        3 months ago

        Agree with @Child Pet/animal lover in the comments section.

        All frogs/toads (and let us not forget newts!!!) are pests and menaces to the gardens we have worked on in our spare time from our time away from work.

        I thought I was frog/toad free (newts 2), but picked up a plant pot and one of the cheeky S.O.B.’s was staring write at me. Had to get the hubby to dispose of it with the hatchet. Phew!!!

        Agree with this article 110%, you’d expect to be able to build a pond in YOUR OWN back yard without pests/wildlife encroaching on YOUR OWN pers. space.

        Hope everyone found use in this article.

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        Richard The Toad Basher 

        3 months ago

        I ate toads in my garden because they make lots of noise and they are slimy because they have worts but make me nervous...I ain’t drop no eaves mr Frodo, but trust me these toads our trying it on I reckon...you never heard of a swamp rat precious??? Anyways.........

        Tried the children things and definitely worked!!! Great success

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        Amy 

        4 months ago

        I wanted to make a notation on my last post. *You can hire a Wildlife or other pest removal company. They set nets for your property, catch tadpoles and frogs/toads and relocate them.

        *Not companies that use toxic cruel procedures.

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        Amy 

        4 months ago

        There is absolutely no reason to KILL frogs! WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THIS PERSON?!

        First, it’s illegal to kill frogs in some areas aside from being cruel.

        It’s also illegal to shot them even with an airgun.

        You can hire a pest control company. I’m not sure if this is available everywhere but one should look into it.

        If frogs are an issue do what you can humanely to control it or move to an area where frogs aren’t an issue. Someone else would probably enjoy living around these cute creatures. Leaving the frogs to enjoy their life.

        If you don’t like kids would you move to a subdivision filled with young families? He may, but I’d give the same advise. Don’t shoot them, torture them, kill them or be a crazed maniac yelling at them. Deal with it or move to an area with less kids.

        THERE IS NEVER A REASON FOR ABUSING AN INNOCENT CREATURE!

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        Not an idiot 

        4 months ago

        People are born into a world of nature and they think they deserve something. They’ll do whatever they can to make things better for themselves and only themselves. They’ll move next to a creek and put a pond in their backyard, buy a dog and when the two conflict, run for the easiest, most destructive, effortless solution. To a problem they caused.

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        Child pet/animal lover 

        4 months ago

        If you dont want to let your dog killed because of frogs and toads...just put a fence of where they where in your yard and why are you saying they are such a noisy creature?then why are you putting a pond in your yard if you all dont want a frog to live there??frogs are very helpful..they eat mosquitoes,mosquitoes that keeps biting you and frogs or toads are helpful because they east pests in your garden instead of using pesticides or insecticides..if you dont want a noisy creatures..dont kill them just put them away your house like releasing them to a swamp thats far to your home..me?im just a child but i feel cruel to all your comments about killing frogs..just release them to a swamp but if there are else going to your house then thats your problem..i think the frogs just dont get away because your home is dirty and your not cleaning your home...its not because im a pet or animal lover but your too bad at your comments...hope karma gets to your life...killing a frog or toad is like killing your loving pets

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        Karin 

        4 months ago

        We had a huge frog problem on our back deck. The frogs would poop on our door sill. We seriously tried everything...poisons of every kind, sticky mouse pads, lemon, peppermint, etc. However, we finally found the solution. We put a bug zapper out at that door and it is eating their food (mosquito, etc). No more frogs. Whew!!!

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        Rick 

        6 months ago

        Lime, clean the frogs outta ur pool,

        Make a mound line around the perimeter of ur fence. The line will do the rest and the smell also. Believe me it works. When they crawl through the lime it dries them out, gets in there poors burns them up

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        Joy Holder 

        6 months ago

        I hate the tree frogs here in Florida. I have a pool in my back yard and at night here they come. One made my beautiful white persian cat very sick. I had to rush him to the animal hospital. He almost died. I got that frog and took him far away. Now more are coming. I shine the flash light in their eyes and throw salt on them. They don't like it. I dont know if they will die or not. I hope so.

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        somendro 

        7 months ago

        How to kill only frog in a fishery pond. home remedies

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        Cotswolds Lady 

        7 months ago

        I found this site while feeling very guilty for accidentally spearing a toad in my garden whilst digging. Over here, in the UK, frogs and toads are neither seen as the enemy, nor as food, but rather as garden helpers. They get to work, eating slugs, snails and other beasties that are set on destroying our gardens. You may have heard that the British are extremely fond of their gardens and spend a huge amount of time and money tending them. We, the ordinary people, open our gardens for charity and allow hordes of complete strangers to come in and enjoy (or criticise!) what we have achieved, knowing that many of the dottier visitors will steal cuttings while we are not looking and sneak them out in their bras! It's usually the women, we know, because we do this ourselves. We often have ponds, or water features as they are now known, and delight in the spring appearance of spawn because we know that this means that our garden is a healthy garden. If it is healthy for the amphibians, it ultimately is healthy for us.

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        Noah 

        8 months ago

        My french teacher looks like a big ugly disguisting toad

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        William 

        14 months ago

        My personal experience: Frogs are attracted to lights at night. Turn off all exterior lights around the premises of your property including solar producing lighting. Also, use 5o percent of water and 50 percent household cleaning vinegar to spray on pool decking at night. No frogs should be killed but they will relocate elsewhere. Good luck!

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        Joe 

        16 months ago

        So lot of good ideas in here just trying to figure what will work the best. My dog lives at my parents house with their dog. This is in the desert of East central Arizona. They have a swimming pool/spa. Didnt ever have a clue about these "Poisonous" Toads until a neighbor of theirs' dog died for making contact with the Toad. Since then these lil bastards have been around the fenced in and snake guarded backyard. Swimming in the pool laying eggs etc. Keeping people awake at night. One tried to hop into the house this evening and I happen to be here house sitting/watching the dogs. The main concern is we dont want our dogs to get killed by these lil nasty things. My dad has tried the nice way and snatched about 7 of them and brought them miles away and released em. But they keep getting more coming back....

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        mda 

        17 months ago

        My favorite is to "catch & smash" it's quick & painless

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        Anom 

        17 months ago

        I help run a service provider firm in the pool industry. Please note that if you drain a pool swimming too low on water that the shell, even if concrete, can pop up out of the deck. No pool company ever recommends, "....drain it for a few weeks." This is a very bad idea. Even when chemistry is off, the pool is only partially drained. When resurfacing or finish cleaning is done, the pool is drained and the work is typically completed as soon as possible as somebody keeps an eye on the structural support before, during and after the job. It's a really big deal. Issues can arise in a few days easy so a few weeks would statistically guarantee that you would have serious structural damage to the swimming pool.

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        Diana 

        17 months ago

        I agree with Jill (below) I just want them dead! What product do you have that solves my frog problem?!?!

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        Froggy 

        18 months ago

        News for u ignorant bastards, the planet will still be here when man has died due to climate change

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        German 

        19 months ago

        Its been more than two years that i haven't hear any frogs in my neighborhood, I used to enjoy their singing in summer nights. Its been a lot of "spraying" of chemicals.. people go crazy on that, and if you see here: most of the complaining comments here are "very old".. so, things are changing and not for good, but we have now more chemical resistant mosquitoes. so, I hope every one feels very happy now.

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        German 

        19 months ago

        Move your self to the big city and away from swamps, ditches or creeks. and leave the frogs, then let crickets sing all night and mosquitoes be near your ear all night, spiders, ants and other guys be free with no predators around your house. get a life.

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        i Hate Frogs 

        19 months ago

        if you can pick out the female. grab her, she's the main attraction.

        I've done this & males left. She's usually the small one. BUT it's only good until another female shows up.

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        Sanles 

        22 months ago

        I was taught to kill those disgusting cane toads by spraying dettol on them don't know if this works on frogs

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        Lou 

        23 months ago

        There must be another solution than starving them out or having them killed. Just locate a local animal preserve organization that can either rescue them frogs or lead you to other services to protect nature.

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        GH 

        23 months ago

        Frogs are a popular delicacy in France and Asian cuisine.

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        Karin Tomosky 

        2 years ago

        People are making all animals and insects extinct because they cannot simply live with them. How sad and disguting.

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        Carlo Cudicini 

        2 years 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.

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        Joyce 

        2 years 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 !

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        Ozzie 

        2 years ago

        I choose my dogs over toads. Toads gotta go.

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        cookie 

        2 years 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.

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        Jude 

        2 years 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!!!!!!!

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        Kris 

        2 years 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.

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        Tresa 

        2 years 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?

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        Donna Jones 

        2 years 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!!!

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        Frogs are friends 

        2 years 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!

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        Fed up 

        2 years 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

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        idontknow 

        2 years ago

        thanks dude,this made my day

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        LovingHerpetologist 

        2 years 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.

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        gjm 

        2 years ago

        they are gross and keep me awake

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        George VanWinkle 

        2 years 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.

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        Debbie Perkins 

        2 years 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.

        but

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        Luna 

        2 years ago

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

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        Rex 

        2 years 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

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        Patrick 

        2 years 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............

        HOPE THIS HELPS

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        MAG-reader927 

        2 years 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. www.savethefrogs.com/threats

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        Jane 

        2 years 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!

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        Berna 

        2 years 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.

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        Peacefulpool 

        2 years 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.

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        UnDeRDoG 

        2 years ago

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

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        Fronts? 

        2 years 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.

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        Jon G. 

        2 years 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.

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        orjouen 

        2 years 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 :'(

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        hun 

        2 years 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...

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        Sleepless in swampland 

        2 years 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!!!!!

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        Murce 

        2 years 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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        TehachapiGal 

        2 years ago

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

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        Chris 

        2 years ago

        all you guys are the best!

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        jake 

        2 years 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.

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        Jim 

        2 years 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!

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        Mary 

        2 years ago

        In Alabama all our frogs are nice.

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        DoveFreexrolo 

        2 years ago

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

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        ronmat 

        2 years ago

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

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        WTF 

        2 years ago

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

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        Luke 

        3 years 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.

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        Chris D. 

        3 years 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.

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        Johnd266 

        3 years ago

        Yeah bookmaking this wasn't a risky conclusion outstanding post! begbdkgbfgcb

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        Laura 

        3 years 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 toads...ok..family 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 it..my 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!!

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        Jim 

        3 years 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.

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        Ianca 

        3 years 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.

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        dgv 

        3 years 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.

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        Billy 

        3 years ago

        This has been some good reading. Still laughing..

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        ed 

        3 years ago

        I catch them and slam them to the ground .

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        shorty 

        3 years ago

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

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        coco 

        3 years 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

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        Xtofer 

        3 years ago

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

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        Dorothy Achieng' 

        3 years 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?

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        Chad 

        3 years 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

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        Kerry 

        3 years 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.

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        Jon 

        3 years 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.

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        Mshengu 

        3 years ago

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

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        ABU 

        4 years 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.

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        wendy 

        4 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....

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        Jade Aitken 

        4 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

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        wendy luster 

        4 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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        Krikette 

        4 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.

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        pissedinfl 

        4 years ago

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

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