How to Get Rid of Frogs in Fish Pond
Frogs in fish pond isn’t new but frogs taking out way too much space of the fish pond is a problem. You can take out the present frogs before that happens.
Why are Frogs in the Fish Pond?
Frogs can suddenly come up into your Fish Pond without a notice. You’ll just see them the next time you check up on your fish pond. There are different reasons as to why there are frogs present in your pond but one definite answer is that the water in your fish pond is healthy.
Besides that fact, frogs are often looking for a source where their needs are provided. Their needs includes water, food, and even shelter. With water being their essential to living as well as food and shelter for not only hiding away from predators but also laying their eggs on the water or near the water.
Removing Frogs in the Fish Pond
More often than not, the presence of frogs are actually welcomed. There are multiple laws and rules existing about frogs in different locations that protects different frog species from getting killed. Most law may differ from the other depending on the place and it’s best to check out your state and local laws regarding frogs so as to not illegally kill them.
Since it’s illegal to kill frogs in some places, there are many ways that had been surfacing on as how to remove frogs in your fish pond without having to kill them. Here are some ways that you can try:
- Remove Shelter for the Frogs in the Fish Pond. Frogs needs shelter to be able to lay their eggs. Algae and Weed would be likely present in the Fish Pond, a maintenance on cleaning them would remove a possible sheltering source for the frogs. Not only will this discourage frogs but it will also somewhat remove the possibility of having frogs grow up in your pond.
- Remove Sources of Food surrounding the Fish Pond. Sources of Food for the Frogs can come in different forms such as the light where insects and bugs are likely to stick to or fallen fruits or food where flies swarm over. Use an electronic insect killer that will zap insects coming close to it and maintain the cleanliness of your fish pond and it’s surrounding to avoid any stray food that can be attractive to bugs and insects which will therefore attract frogs.
- Using a Net to Catch or Scoop the Frogs out. By using a net to catch or scoop the frogs out and putting them in a container, you can release them in a different pond that’s free for the frogs to use and would not bother you. It’ll be a little tricky to catch the frogs and put them in a container but it’s still better than killing a frog. Just be careful with the possible pee the frog releases when they’re scared.
Keeping Frogs away from the Fish Pond
If you’ve gotten rid of the Frogs in your Fish Pond then you wouldn’t want them coming back in it. To keep frogs away from your fish pond you can put a mesh barricade tall enough and has the tiniest bit of holes surrounding the pond. By doing this, you’ll remove the frog’s access from your fish pond. Be sure to make the barricade strong as it might fall over when the frogs jump on it.
Another way to keep frogs away from the fish pond or an extra step after putting a mesh barricade is to spray vinegar around the fish pond, be sure not to over spray as it can be bad for your plants. The vinegar will sting the frog’s feet which discourages them from moving closer or walking around the surrounding of your pond. You may also use salt as an alternative to the vinegar.