I honestly think that frogs are amazing creatures. I got nothing against them as long as they are in their own natural environment. However, they are not so great in my garden. Their loud croaking is the least of it, even if I cannot get a good night’s sleep. They tend to get everything messy and they hurt any flower beds. Thus, if you are looking for effective methods that will work, you’re in the right place. Frogs and toads got no chance of staying around.
1. Remove their habitat
Because these are amphibians, their habitat consists of both dry land and water. Thus, if you have a water source in your gardens, such as a pool or a pond, you will attract frogs. As a suggestion, you could drain this water source for a few weeks and leave it empty. Also, make sure to trim any weeds and plantings nearby so they won’t stand a chance. This way, you will cut off their habitat and they will be forced to find another place to live.
2. Cut off their food source
Another complementary method is cutting off their food source. If they can’t come back into their habitat not even for food, you just accomplished your mission. Thus, get rid of any food supply, turn off the lights at night so their favorite, bugs, won’t come in your garden. Moreover, you could get rid of those bugs that attract frogs by using a mild insecticide. Also, you should know that some frogs will eat your pet food, so don’t leave it outside.
3. Use citric acid
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.
4. Spread or make a 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.