Asked on May 24, 2017

How to rid frogs making too much noise in Patio Fountain?

Cyndi NeumannPatti KellySharon
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We just moved to a new cabin and I have a Frog Symphony every night that is too loud and getting old! They were just tadpoles when we moved in but now it is ridiculous!

The fountain has no fish but beautiful Lilies that are blooming. I would like to relocate the frogs, what is the best way. I am still cleaning old leaves out of the fountain also, but never get a frog in the netting pole. Smiles, Cyndi

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Patio Fountain
q how to rid frogs making too much noise in patio fountain
Our patio fountain
q how to rid frogs making too much noise in patio fountain
Fountain Lilypads, one in bloom
q how to rid frogs making too much noise in patio fountain
Lily in bloom in patio fountain
17 answers
  • Shoshana
    on May 24, 2017

    Beautiful pond! Try keeping them away by creating a salt barrier around the pond.
  • Cyndi Neumann
    on May 24, 2017

    Oh Thanks Shoshana! Will try it! Smiles, Cyndi
  • Charlotte H. Davis
    on May 24, 2017

    Frogs eat insects.
  • Met16016083
    on May 24, 2017

    Gig'em! Couple of koi will keep the population down too.
  • Elaine
    on May 24, 2017

    Gee, I'm the wrong person on this post as, personally, I love the sound! We had a pond right outside our bedroom window and I loved the cooler, less humid nights when I didn't need a/c on so I could fall asleep to the sound of frogs! I did have algae developing and finally had to add some bleach (I was careful with the amounts for birds, etc. coming to bathe) and after that, the frogs sadly disappeared. I missed the night-time chorus.
  • Peggy
    on May 24, 2017

    If u get rid of the frogs , you are inviting all sorts of flying & biting insects, like mosquitoes. I would rather have frogs.
  • Mary Thorne
    on May 24, 2017

    I look forward to listening to my frog. It's a mating call. Once they have sex they stop.

  • Pamelawms15
    on May 24, 2017

    Frog song indicates a healthy eco system. I would get rid of the fountain before I got rid of the frogs!
  • Dixie
    on May 24, 2017

    You might sell them to pond people! I've had to pay $2.50 each WHEN they had any! Check out your local pet store.
  • Susan Spinney
    on May 24, 2017

    Send them to me...I love hearing frogs singing
  • Annie Melendez-Cruz
    on May 24, 2017

    I do not have a facebook account. My permanent roommate, also known as wife has one . She read the frogs noise posting and send it to me. Then my inner bad me came right in front of me instantly. But at the same time, she complain about the noise and keep telling me do something, because she can't sleep. She said that nobody will read my posting thru her because it will be too long.

    Well this is the scoop, yes, the frogs eats the insects, but they make annoying noise in the middle of the night (like Billy Crystal, the kid from Brooklyn, NY sings "In the middle of the night....."). Therefore, me and frogs, don't mix with only one exception, the puertorican little frog "el coqui". That's not an annoying noise, it is a good one.

    I got nothing against those little critters known as frogs, whether they are natural to Florida or the Cuban tree frogs one. It is only how loud they are during the night when calling for a mate. That got to be, the mate thing. Those little critters come in different size and colors. For example, the Cuban tree frog are known to be no bigger than 1'1/2". But, oh boy, they make a noise louder than an 18 wheeler coming down hill w/o exhaust muffler and the engine brake at max.

    The skin of the frogs absorb salt. The salt will get into their blood system up to their heart. That will be the end of the frog. If you happen to know a Cuban guy ask him what hey use to do with salt and frogs, ask them. The frogs also seem to know how to play dead in land and water. Perhaps, they learn that from a possum. And they became good at it.

    The koi-pond fish and feeders (ex: gold fish) will not be the solution, not even when the tadpoles are small.

    My pest exterminator suggested me to get "iguana rid" and spray it around the koi-pond. Supposedly, the frogs don't like the smell and stay away. But I have found out that perhaps, the frogs hold their breath and survive for the time needed (LOL!!!). I mean, the frogs don't care about it.

    I google how to dispose instantly of frogs, not to say kill them, and there is nothing out there to do so. Only in Australia, there is some kind of spray, called "Hot Shoot", or something like that, but it is not approved to be sold in the USA.
    I guess the SPCA, or whatever is the name, is looking after the frog because they eat the bad guys, I mean insects.

    I have been using a bug zapper, candles with citronella, torch with citronella fuel, and the green coil used for insect control. I have to say that up to certain point there is less frogs noise during the night because of what I have been doing to control the insects around in my back yard. There is an insect fogger system (google diyinsectmistingsystem.com, but it is expensive for 4 spray nozzles) or you can come up with your own fogger system.

    Another thing you can do is to control the amount of plants near the pond that will attract insect, therefore, the little annoying frog critters.

    Also, get rid of the pond, no more water, no more insects, no more frogs

    Or, jam a couple of noise protector things in your ear, like I have done several times because I can find the little critter and take the proper action with him. The only thing with that method is that will not save you of little push from your permanent roommate, alias wife. I personally, will oppose to this last resource.

    Ay, ay, ay, almost forgot about this, don't you ever think that if the frogs jump into the pond hiding from you. You may think, they can't hold their breath for ever. I will wait out for them to come out looking for air to breathe. The frogs breathe thru their skin. I mean they can stay in, hiding wherever they are hiding until the cows go home. And the cows may not go home at all ever.

    The opinions are exclusively mine. My permanent roommate have nothing to do at all with all this. Even my granddaughter called me a kind of merciless "murder" because my approach to frog control. Dispose of them as they are being caught with their hand full, I mean, making the annoying noise that they all know how to do best. But is really calling a mate. No wonder why................


    carlos

    pd: and don't you all think that I lost it, because I can't lose what I never had







  • Cat
    on May 24, 2017

    listen... make the pond water fall a good size...THAT NOISE WILL KILL THE SOUND... ALSO CATS TEND TO KEEP FRONGS AWAY, HOWEVER SOME WILL STILL BE THERE TO ET THE BUGS...SO ITS A BALANCE....
  • 861650
    on May 24, 2017

    It is mating season...May I suggest ear plugs till they get through doing their "froggy thingy." Moving from the city to the country is exciting but the night noises used to keep me awake, however, after awhile you get accustomed to it.
  • Sharon
    on May 25, 2017

    You could catch in a butterfly net, and relocate to a nice pond in the woods somewhere.
  • Patti Kelly
    on May 26, 2017

    We had a pond and the frogs were there every year. It is a sound that you just get use to over time you find that you do. With you having that little bit of water birds will also find you for a drink of water. We have taken apart our pond a few years ago and working in the yard we still find frogs under a rock or in the ground cover they are just in this area. I happen to like it.
  • Cyndi Neumann
    on Aug 26, 2017

    Enjoyed all of your posing and graeful for your answers! I have a creek nearby and moved more born. I am afraid of sal because of my calla lily's. Smiles, Cyndi
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