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    Tree Frogs

    I was curious if anyone else has or has had the same problem I am having. We moved into the house last year (forclosed HUD home) and the pool was a swamp and home to many bullfrogs. Before the liner was replaced, to the joy of my daughter, I scooped out all the bullfrogs after the water was drained. On top of the bullfrogs, the pool was a breeding ground for gray tree frogs as well. When the pool was built, the concrete was poured too soon as the ground hadn't settled yet, so there is a little bit of lifting of the concrete in some spots. This makes a nice little crevice for the frogs to live in. The first week of opening the pool, there were frogs all over the place on the solar cover at night. I scooped as many as I could each night and took them down the street to a creek. Took about a week but I got all of them.

    Last night I went out to put the cover on, and sure enough, I had 2 frogs back. One was actually swimming in the pool! Now, I'm all for protecting wildlife, and I don't want to harm the frogs, but I don't want to swim with them at night either. Does anyone know a solution to keeping them out of the pool?
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    Re: Tree Frogs

    I have the same problem and haven't come up with a solution either.

    However, I do know that chlorine is toxic to them. I've occasionally scooped some small ones out of the skimmer that have died. I tell the live ones the water isn't good for them when I get them out and then put them in my neighbors pond. But they don't listen and seem to prefer my sparkly pool to the murky pond.
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    Re: Tree Frogs

    Don't know if this really works or not, but here's the link anyway:

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/200 ... frog_x.htm
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    Re: Tree Frogs

    Snake away is supposed to keep them at bay. I haven't had the chance to try it out, but it's supposedly non-toxic. Sounds a bit like crushed up mothballs to me, but I don't know.

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    Re: Tree Frogs

    Heck, why not swim with them? They're cute (in an amphibious way) and don't bite nor attack.

    If you really wanted them gone, put a snake in the pool (they're ~cute in a reptilian way :P ) and will keep the frog population down.

    If it were me, I'd rather share the pool with a frog than with a snake!

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    Re: Tree Frogs

    I have a swamp behind my house i get frogs/turtles in my pool. I scoop em out put em in a bucket and drive em south down the road a 1/2 mile. It stops them for a few days but they seem to find their way back like a ol blood hound.Some times we just swim with them we dont care any more.

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    Re: Tree Frogs

    I can't help but wonder if floating a rubber snake in the pool would deter them? A lot of folks around here use plastic owls to deter smaller birds from doing 'bomber runs' on their pools and keep mice, chipmunks and moles from going swimming

    Just thought I'd proffer the idea
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    Re: Tree Frogs

    Quote Originally Posted by waste
    I can't help but wonder if floating a rubber snake in the pool would deter them? A lot of folks around here use plastic owls to deter smaller birds from doing 'bomber runs' on their pools and keep mice, chipmunks and moles from going swimming
    I can understand the plastic owl deterring the birds, but it deters chipmunks too? If so, I'd really like to try it because I'm tired of fishing out dead chipmunks
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    Re: Tree Frogs

    Thanks for your replies. I didn't think there was much I could do, but just curious. I like having the frogs around. Lets me know the environment is good, they eat bugs, but I don't want to swim with them. That frog hotel ideal looked interesting. I haven't done much night swimming so it's really not a big deal. I was also worried the chlorine would be bad for them, and hope to keep them out for their own sake.
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    Re: Tree Frogs

    Mickey (I just realized last night that you are also a member of PF )

    Anything that an owl would consider prey will be deterred by the sight of an owl, be it real or not
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