It's no secret that Minnesota frogs love water, so your swimming pool can appear very attractive to
them. If you have a swimming pool, you have probably found frogs swimming in it on more than
one occasion. If you don't have a swimming pool, you can still have frogs that like to hang out
near your house. It might not bother you if there are only one or two, but if they start to congregate
in larger numbers, you will have a problem on your hands. The best cure is prevention, so below you will
find some suggestions on how to keep Saint Paul frogs away from your pool and house.
Have a fence around the pool. Such a barrier can prevent the Minnesota frogs from falling or jumping in the pool. Having a solid fence is good compared to the chain link since some small frogs may fit into the gaps in the chain-link fence. You may cover the pool if it is not being used. You should remove the potted plants, ferns, shrubs and woodpiles near the pool to reduce the habitat where the Saint Paul frogs may like to live. At night, turn off the lights found near the pool. The lights can draw different types of insects and they attract the frogs that will be following these insects as a source of food. When you reduce the source of food for the frogs, you will force them to relocate. Spray vinegar or salt water near the pool. Such a solution can lead to a burning sensation on the feet of the frogs. When everything else has failed, use repellant around the area of the home or the pool. The repellants are normally toxic and can be lethal.
Frogs that like to gather in your pool or around your house can be a very annoying problem. There are several things you can do to make your pool and home unattractive to these amphibious creatures. Keeping Saint Paul frogs away in the first place is much easier than trying to get rid of them after the fact, so it is highly recommended to take the advice mentioned above to deter frogs from entering your pool or hanging out around your home. It may take a little bit of effort, but it will be well worth it when you can enjoy a Minnesota frog free pool and yard.
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