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Hello. I am fairly new to the gardening scene and I am really enjoying myself. However, I do not do well with bugs and other creepy crawlers. I am noticing a lot of small frogs. Is there any type of repellent I can use for hopping creatures?
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Michelle wrote:

A heron will take care of the frogs and chickens will take care of the "bugs".
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Travis in Shoreline (just North of Seattle) Washington
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Travis, if she doesn't do well with tiny creatures, she's hardly likely to welcome a heron which could peck her eyes out and does great big poops which smell of decomposed frogs.
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Janet Baraclough wrote:

I just never think these things all the way through do I?
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Including breathing, Travis. Please stop for the next five minutes, and think it over..... Murri
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You actually want to keep frogs. They eat alot of bugs and are totally harmless to vegetation.
I don't know of any repellents, only natural ones. Remove ponds and wet areas and they'll move on. Snakes eat frogs but then you're adding another creepy crawler.
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No, the snakes aren't the first step. First, she'll need special lizards. THEN, to wipe out the lizards, she'll need to unleash wave after wave of Chinese needle snakes. Then she'll need a fabulous type of gorilla that thrives on snake meat. The beautiful part is that when wintertime rolls around, the gorillas simply freeze to death.
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The bad news is, when they defrost in spring they smell terrible. You can hardly sit out on the terrace drinking tea for the stink of rotting gorilla-flesh and the horrible buzz of the flies feeding on it. That's whan you remember that frogs eat flies, and wish you had some.
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;->
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Stay inside the condo, you have no business outdoors. Amphibians worldwide are under severe enviornmental pressures. You grandchildren will likely ask you "what's a frog?" after they have gone extinct.
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Frogs tend to be numerous on their way to seasonal breeding ponds, then disperse again very thinly over an extensive area; then baby frogs are numerous upon emerging from the ponds, but will soon dwindle in numbers from dispersal & predation. It's almost always temporary that they are numerous. The worst I've seen it was when Western toads emerged from ponds & lakes, wee toads about one-inch long migrating en masse on rainy evening, so thick that peoples' lawns were totally covered. But three days later you had to look hard to find even one.
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Haha, nice to see you here Paghat the rat girl! I was here to get some tips about my cycads, i never thought I'd see you here! I hope your rats are doing well, mine are doing great!
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Frogs are harmless and under threat these days. I know that they are cold and sticky and icky but you don't need to touch them. Leave them alone and they will leave you alone. Also they will assist by eating several sorts of bugs. If you can get past the bad press they have got in folklore frogs can be quite beautiful and interesting.
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Some of them have beautiful eyes. And the best part is that they don't bark all night like my neighbor's fuquing dog.
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says... :) Some of them have beautiful eyes. And the best part is that they don't bark :) all night like my neighbor's fuquing dog. :) :) Try the Fire Bellied Toad...these cool little guys definitly "bark" and of course it is pretty much all night long.
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What street do they live on? I haven't seen them around here (Rochester NY).
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Doug Kanter wrote:

But some of them do peep, or croak, or something!
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Pesticides and herbicides will work nicely. Use as many as possible, preferably on a daily basis, and you'll kill all the bugs in your garden, thereby eliminating the food source for the frogs or toads or whatever you have. Of course, you'll also have no bugs left to pollinate your vegetables, so you might want to eliminate those from the garden plan. And, nobody will be able to eat anything from your garden. But, you'll have no creepy little animals left. They all spread rabies anyway.
Once you've established this regimen, be sure to check your health insurance and make sure you've got long term care coverage.
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Please make sure that your children and grand children are covered too. Gardening is about death and destruction and rebirth . Sterile equates to death. Some studies suggest sterile can equal asthma as the dirty old sandbox became a germ free plastic environment. Immune system can't handle the real world.
Sting rot before a seed burst seems to be the rigor. Forgot sex!
Bill who offers a bounty for toads alive. Precious beings!
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Move to an apartment in the city. Geesh.
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