Tiny Frogs - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by grannyree1
September 11, 2010
My garden has been inundated by tiny frogs. Can they do any damage?

Answer from NGA
September 11, 2010
You must be providing a wonderful habitat for them! Some folks would love to be able to attract just one! The creatures may be looking for a place to lay eggs, in which case the problem should stop fairly soon. They may simply like the loose, moist soil in which case using a layer of mulch and avoiding evening watering might help make it less attractive. Also, avoid overwatering as some of them need mud to lay their eggs. Another possibility is that they are there to dine on slugs, so if slugs are a problem in your garden you might try controlling them, with a side benefit being a reduction in the other creatures. The product called Sluggo is iron based and is harmless to people, pets and wildlife. Whatever is not consumed by slugs or snails breaks down into simple iron which is absorbed by the earth. Good luck with your garden!

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