First it was hedgehogs and now it is frogs

@jugsjugs (13045)
August 15, 2010 2:36pm CST
First there were hedgehogs,thankfully they have stayed at my mums,but now there are loads of frogs in my garden.I have a six foot fence that is all around my garden,it has no gaps under it neither do it have any gaps in it.So how on earth did these frogs get in my garden,there are loads of them and i keep getting the children to take them to a woman near me to put in her pond,but no sooner have i got rid of them there are more turning up.
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@sulsisels (1685)
• United States
15 Aug 10
Hey Jugs..While they may not be all that attractive to look at, frogs are really a blessing in a garden and believe it or not, some people have frogs brought to them for their garden as they naturally eat all the pests that gardens attract. i.e. slugs,bugs,snails, etc. They are actually doing you good! But, if you want them gone, there are a couple of things you can do. Providing the things growing in your garden can handle it, salt water is a sure determent for frogs. If you spray it all around on the ground, when they walk on it, it will burn their feet and skin and they will not come back. Do you have a source of water around there? If you do, and it is is possible to get rid of it, do so. Remove any excess foliage or piles of wood or anything like that where they can hide. You can also spread crunched up egg shells all around which they also won't like on their feet and it is said it keeps them away. Frogs really are a good thing for a garden though, so I wouldn't be too upset!
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@jugsjugs (13045)
15 Aug 10
We have loads of snails up the far end of the garden,so perhaps that is why they are loving my garden soo much.I have water in bowls in my garden for my animals and i have even seen a frog in the cats bowl.I would not mind them being in my garden,but the cats play with them,people nearly stand on them and i would like to have my grass cut,without chopping them in bits.
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@sulsisels (1685)
• United States
16 Aug 10
Maybe you could move the water for the animals to another part of the yard? I think they will move when they hear a lawnmower coming. If all else fails, you can just keep having the kids move them so the neighbors pond. Its a fun thing for them to do and the frogs I'm sure will be happy in or near the water.
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• Vietnam
16 Aug 10
i think that you should visit vietnam's we'll cometo good
@Hatley (164079)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Aug 10
hi jugsjugs you do know frogs eat a lot of nasty insects that could devour your garden don't you? but how do they get in? Do you by any chance have chain link fencing as small frogs can hop through some chain link fencings? frogs hop but I dont think they crawl, like a possum that burrows under a fence. that is most odd. I have an idea, little boys often like frogs so do you have little boy neighbors who might be tossing frogs over the fence? I don't think frogs eat garden vegeation. so am wondering why they are in your garden? Do you have a small pool or some running source of water? this is really a puzzle to me.
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@jugsjugs (13045)
15 Aug 10
I have a person each side of me that have ponds aswell as frogs,but there is no way that they can jump my fence and there is no gap for thenm to get under or through.We have a six foot wooden fence.We have water containers out all the time as we have cats,dogs aswell as chickens,i have seen one in the cats water once.There are lots of snails at one end of my garden,so perhaps they eat them.All i want is for my husband to cut the grass,but the frogs seem to be every where and we do not want to chop them up.
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• United States
15 Aug 10
Wow! That's very odd and confusing. I wonder how they're getting in there, too, with the fence that high and no gaps. At least you're handling it well, with sending the frogs to a neighbor's pond. Is there any way to know if it's the same frogs coming back, or different frogs altogether?
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@jugsjugs (13045)
15 Aug 10
After we had the hedgehod using our garden,which i took and put in my mums garden i checked around the garden a few times to make sure there was no way it could get back in.All frogs look the same to me,lol,there are loads of them.I looked under a shed in our garden with a few children and there were more under there,so we yet again took them to a lady up the road thinking there isnt anymore and yet again there are more.
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@carolscash (9502)
• United States
17 Aug 10
We live in the country and we have a lot of frogs around the property. When you are mowing, you can see them hop away to get out of the way of the mower. They will scare you of a night too if it is just light enough to see them move, but not know what it is.
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@celticeagle (115515)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Aug 10
So why, may I ask, do you have a problem with frogs? They eat bugs and keep the area in and surrounding your garden. I would be glad to have them. They don't hurt anyone and actually help the environment by keeping the bug population down. I also like the noise they make too. The tree frogs are very cute. The others aren't so bad either.
• United States
16 Aug 10
Wow that is very odd indeed. Maybe there is a spot that you missed? honestly i cannot think of anything that would let frogs into your garden unless they are just morphing from the ground or something. How high is your fence, maybe they are jumping over it, ha! Well good luck on your hunt for this mysterious reason.
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• United States
16 Aug 10
Hopping Pools - Phoenix we have a species called the Spade Foot Toad.
I don't know what kind of frogs you have, but in Phoenix we have a species called the Spade Foot Toad. It is known as the Spade Foot because its back feet look just like little spades. A 600 foot fence would do nothing to keep Spade Foots out of your yard as they dig, burrow, and evacuate the ground to evade the often 120 heat in that baking desert. In the summer monsoons swimming pools literally bob with the little creatures.
@savypat (20248)
• United States
16 Aug 10
I have been thinking about your fence and I would bet that there are small areas along the bottom left there to drain the yard if necessary that may now be mostly filled in where these and other small creatures can get in. It only would take one mama to have your population explode.
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@RONDOLAWE (776)
• Indonesia
16 Aug 10
maybe it was a stray hedgehogs and now its in you parents but about a frog maybe in your garden there is get a pool to this frog habitat this or underground you garden and can be in out and the frog just searching for ground to paly , just maybe to they own house ..i dont know about this animal .
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
15 Aug 10
All of a sudden we went from no frogs to many, they are late hatching this year. I don't know where yours came from but each frog lays many eggs. Watch out for snakes which follow the frogs.
@jugsjugs (13045)
15 Aug 10
The lady up the road can not work out how they are all getting in my garden and she has also popped round to catch some for me,as my cats seem to like playing with the frogs aswell as bringing them indoors.I even found one in the water that i leave out for the cats,when it rains there are loads of them.I would not harm a frog,but my grass is getting soo long and sooner or later we will have to cut it.
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@shaggin (32947)
• United States
6 Mar 11
We dont have hedgehogs that live wildly like that. I think that would be really neat. Here if you want one you have to spend a good chunk of money to buy one from a pet store. I dont know how the frogs are getting in your garden though that is mind boggling. I love frogs they wouldnt bother me to have in my garden at all.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
16 Aug 10
They must have a secret hole somewhere. I think they can jump pretty high too. i wonder what's in your garden that attracts them ?
@crazydaisy (3899)
• Canada
16 Aug 10
Did you ever think of selling them and make some extra money off both hedghoges as well as frogs. cd
• Vietnam
16 Aug 10
You wont be able to get rid of them all. Whenever there's grass, they will just keep coming up one after another. Frog isnt that bad so why are you so desperate to get them disappeared?
@GardenGerty (93755)
• Marion, Kansas
16 Aug 10
Frogs are good, they eat insects.I imagine that they came through your fence when they were very small. I think some kinds of frogs can dig under things.
• United States
15 Aug 10
Frogs do hibernate during summer. The frogs wake up when it rains.