Toad Control: How To Get Rid Of Garden Toads
How To Get Rid Of Toads Naturally
The best way to get rid of garden toads is with natural methods. They are not going anywhere! If you have a problem with them, then there is no need for chemicals or poisons. There are many ways that you can kill these little bastards without any toxic substances.
You will find that they do not even like your lawn very much, so it’s time to take action!
Toothpaste and Vinegar – No Way!
If you want to get rid of garden toads, toothpaste and vinegar are not going to work. These two things are just too harsh for the skin. Also, if you use these products on your body, it could cause irritation or burn marks on your skin. Vinegar may irritate some people’s eyes and throats.
Toothpaste is also not going to kill them because they don’t eat their own waste!
So what else can you try?
Peppermint Oil – Not The Best Option
Peppermint oil can be used for repelling toads, but it is not a great choice. If you are looking for something that will give you quick results, then this may be an option for you. This substance only works for a limited amount of time. If the repellant effect stops, then the toads could start coming back again.
They may become immune to this substance after a while.
Make A Hot Pepper Sauce – Toads Hate It Hot!
This is another repellent that you can try to deter toads from your yard. This is going to be very easy, all you need are some hot peppers and water. Blend the hot peppers in with the water until it forms a nice, smooth sauce. Then, just set out bowls of this around the yard.
The hot peppers will be very bad for the toads and they will want to stay away. Be careful when you go to apply this substance because it could burn your eyes or irritate your skin.
Putting Them On A Grid – No Excuses
If you have a lot of toads that need to be repelled from certain areas, then a grid might work well. All you need are some boxes that can be used as “cells” for the grid. You will also need some water, gravel or sand, and trey liner. Take the boxes and place them over the area where you want to place the grid.
Cover each box with the trey liner and make sure that it is shallow. Fill each one with either water, sand or gravel. The toads will hop into the boxes in order to get away from the sun. Then, they will not be able to escape because of the trey liner.
These are just some of the ways that you can repel garden toads. You can decide what is going to work best for you and your property!
A New Use For An Old House
If you have an old house that you don’t want, but still want to keep up on your property, then you can always turn it into a toad house (even though they aren’t exactly cute).
Sources & references used in this article:
Decline of Cane Toad, Bufo-Marinus, Populations-Status of Urban Toads by WJ Freeland, BLJ Delvinquier, B Bonnin – Wildlife Research, 1986 – CSIRO
The economic status of the toad by WJ Hamilton – Herpetologica, 1954 – JSTOR
Roads as activity corridors for cane toads in Australia by WA Seabrook, EB Dettmann – The Journal of wildlife management, 1996 – JSTOR