A frog infestation in your yard can quickly become a headache for you and the rest of your neighborhood. The sound of frogs, when heard on a hiking or camping trip sounds like music to many people, but when you are trying to fall asleep in the evening, it can have you seeing red. Fortunately, you can get rid of frogs in your yard and regain your sanity by eliminating their water, food, and places to hide.
The first thing you will need to do is drain all bodies of water in your yard. Frogs are attracted to yards that have water available for them to swim in. If you have a pool, make it inaccessible to animals by covering it, preferably with a hard top cover. This alone may cause the frogs to find a new home.
Frogs are attracted to yards that provide them with a source of food, so if you have flies or mosquitoes in your yard, you will need to get rid of them before you can get rid of frogs. Try lighting a citronella candle, or use fly traps. If flies are attracted to a trash can, move it into the garage or get a tight fitting cover for it. Drain any standing water to prevent mosquitoes from laying more eggs.
Keep your grass mowed. Frogs need a place to hide, and they prefer to do this in tall grass and weeds. Fill up any large holes you may have in your yard, as they make great homes for frogs.
Apply snake repellent around the perimeter of your yard. It will also help to get rid of frogs, as they are repelled by the odor. Make sure to follow the directions for application on the back of the can, and keep your children and animals away from the area until it dries.
If you have a creek running through your yard, be sure to pull all the weeds and plants that surround it. Frogs will swim up the creek and make their home among the weeds. You will be able to discourage frogs from sticking around if they don't have a place to seek shelter.
Stubborn frogs may be require a little extra deterrent in order to stay out of your yard. If this seems to be the case, install netting around the perimeter of your yard. The net can be installed independently, or attached to the bottom of a fence. This will prevent the frogs from coming in and encourage them to find a new home, although you will still have to deal with the frogs that are already in your yard.