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helpwithfrogs
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# Posted: 14 Sep 2004 21:16


Green tree frogs are all over the outside of my house and windows at night. It is white vinyl siding and they crap all over it. I am becoming sick and tired of these nuisance creatures and I want to get rid of/kill them. Is there anything I can spray, do, etc., to rid myself of these green tree frogs?

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# Posted: 14 Sep 2004 21:25


Wow... I'm envious of you. I only see those blasted Cuban tree frogs around here in Tampa... what I wouldn't give to have my house covered in geenies!!!

There isn't really much that you can do to get ride of them other than wait for the weather to start cooling off. Outside of telling to make sure no outside lights are on to attract insects... there's not much you can do.


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helpwithfrogs
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# Posted: 14 Sep 2004 21:29


thanks for the reply. I'm near Myrtle Beach. They get on the house even when no outside lights are on. I counted 20 frogs on my garage door the other night. Some visitors are afraid of these things.

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# Posted: 14 Sep 2004 22:40


again... WOW... that's so awesome. But I can understand your frustration. Too bad you couldn't just pack 'em up and bring them to Tampa. All we have are those Cubans EVERYWHERE!! They've eaten all the other froggies.

It's a good sign though that the population is that high. I wish I had a solution for you that would get them away from your house without causing them harm. Perhaps someone else here will have some ideas for you


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Charlie
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# Posted: 14 Sep 2004 23:29


You could cover your house in vasiline... LOL


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nesaraj
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# Posted: 14 Sep 2004 23:31


Catch them and start selling them online

Charlie
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# Posted: 14 Sep 2004 23:55


need a fwc permit for that. cheap and easy, but you gotta fill out a questionaire thingy.


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# Posted: 15 Sep 2004 00:25


The shear numbers you are experiencing are most likely due to the recent weather you have had.

The green tree frogs numbers are dropping all over the SE, due to larger more distructive frogs. Cherish the fact you have green tree frogs, they will keep the bug population down. The frog is harmless to humans and without them you could have millions of bugs scaring your visitors instead. With the threat of the West Nile virus, the Frogs are more your friend than foe. They love to eat big mosquitos!

One way to keep the frogs from coming over on to the house is to position some lights away from the house near a bushy or fence area. Turn the lights on there and leave the lights off on the exterior of the house. The frogs are drawn to bugs, bugs are drawn to lights. The lights away from the house will draw them to that area instead.

Don't use bug spray to kill the bugs either. You could kill any pets in the area. Cats and dogs and birds eat bugs on occasion and could make them really sick or die.

If we kill all the things that eat bugs, cockroaches and mosquitos will take over the world!


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# Posted: 15 Sep 2004 11:04


If YOU what to get rid of the frogs then move to the desert! The first thing man does in live is to kill all it fears. Kill them if you must, But when your grandkids ask " what is a frog and where did they go?" What will You, tell them? If your vister's are afraid of then tell then not to come over!!!!!!

As we kill off that which we do not like, So do will kill off areself's, (or at less are kids to come)!
lostriver
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# Posted: 16 Sep 2004 07:04


Hey, the one thing I would like to pester me again is too many frogs. I live in SE Idaho in an area which has been desertified from what was once a lush valley with lower marshlands, now all a moonscape. I haven't seen a frog outside my own vivariums for 10 years. Most of the birds like the swallows and black birds, ducks, swans, geese, etc. have all disappeared as well. The river has been totally dry for several years, and all the trees along it are dead.

I have a log house built in the 1800's, but if I had vinyl siding and frogs crapping on it, I'd just wash it off with a hose. I don't have visitors who are afraid of frogs--but the few I have are mostly backcountry ignoramouses like me, who aren't quite that delicate about harmless critters hanging out. They might get a little cautious if the yard were full of rattlesnakes.

I fear I don't have much empathy for this question. I suspect a put-on.


Lee
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# Posted: 16 Sep 2004 17:08


You and me both, Lee.


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Charlie
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# Posted: 16 Sep 2004 18:02


hence the vasiline, I agree.


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# Posted: 16 Sep 2004 19:38


Odds are, the frogs are living in your vinyl siding and climbing out at night, I've seen this at a few houses down in florida, wait until night(so you don't kill all the frogs) and go out with a caulking gun full of filler and fill in the gaps in your siding and your gutters and you'll never have to worry about the frogs again, unless you have a lot of lights attracting bugs to your house or a watersource for their breeding attracting them there.


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bonsai
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# Posted: 16 Sep 2004 20:06


Personally, I would just change the siding to a dark green or a nice brown. White has no character!

I would also find different friends!


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lostriver
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# Posted: 17 Sep 2004 00:55


Paint it will used motor oil. That would both discourage the frogs and give the house some character.


Lee
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# Posted: 20 Sep 2004 15:37


thanks for the replies all, even the funny ones. With the cooler weather we are having this week, I haven't seen hardly any on my house. I guess it will be a warm weather thing to deal with.

lostriver
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# Posted: 21 Sep 2004 01:51


You've been a good sport. Contacting a forum that is into keeping and preserving frogs rather than getting rid of them, was a brave thing to do. You were bound to get some flack from some of us.

Maybe you'll learn to like and welcome them next season. But if they don't show up, watch the skies and see what else is missing. Frogs are the most sensitive indicators of things gone wrong with our environment.

Frogs don't bite, sting, or hurt people, but they sure eat a lot of obnoxious insects. They may be cheerfully noisy when making love, but it beats the hell out of gun shots, screaming and sirens from a city street.

Keep in touch.


Lee
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# Posted: 21 Sep 2004 02:14


Lee, have I told you lately that I love you??



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Charlie
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# Posted: 21 Sep 2004 02:20


Haha, yeah. You sure are swell sometimes Lee.


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lostriver
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# Posted: 21 Sep 2004 04:15


We should run a frog for President. We need something more appealing than what we've got for a choice.

Speaking of love Whit, how's our kid doing? Need more pictures of her soon. Does she have her PhD yet?

Thanks, Wes. Let's still posture and argue, though. It just makes the conversations more interesting.


Lee
Charlie
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# Posted: 21 Sep 2004 04:56


I shoulda put that sometimes in italics.


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lostriver
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# Posted: 21 Sep 2004 05:03


No one can aspire to be "swell" all of the time.


Lee
bonsai
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# Posted: 21 Sep 2004 05:10


I agree you with Lee, with exception being, the gun shots, screaming and sirens!

I'm not sure a frog for president is a good idea, after all isn't there a toad in there now!?


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Charlie
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# Posted: 21 Sep 2004 06:43


Unless we are talking about my head of couse Lee.


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Charlie
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# Posted: 21 Sep 2004 06:45


Or would that be swelled?


Either way, its a lot better than dittoing Whit.


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# Posted: 22 Sep 2004 03:24


Bonsai--I meant that gunshots, screaming and sirens might be an alternative to living with some frogs in your pantry or hanging off the outside walls in an otherwise peaceful, sterilized human neighborhood. I had the "opportunity" to spend a couple of months in the middle of New York City, so that was my comparison.

Wes: My own head tends to be swelled until Ariel punctures it and lets the gas out. Everyone should marry a mate that knows the total truth about you--or maybe it would be more fun not to.
Charlie
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# Posted: 22 Sep 2004 05:57


LOL. I agree.


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lostriver
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# Posted: 22 Sep 2004 05:58


Not sighned in again, The anonymous post was I. I don't know how this happens.


Lee
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# Posted: 22 Sep 2004 07:09


I must say that I love the sound of the rat tat tat of the M-60 machine gun. It is music to my ears (as far as a mechanical sound). I also enjoy the grey tree frog, (esp.) of the frogs I hear here in CT. as well as the spring peepers, but my all time favorite sound is the call of the loon, bar none. It is to me the best (eery) and it is also a sound I don't hear here.

Thanks Lee, following up on your post just let me go back to a moment (in my mind) in time, to MN.


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lostriver
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# Posted: 23 Sep 2004 06:18


I remember loons at Lake Lahontan in Nevada, near where Ariel and I grew up. We spent a lot of time there, camping out, groveling and groping in the sand, or at least I was. Ariel had other ideas about sex in the sand until after we were married. She was Virgin Mary, but liked to tease. She's still a bit hard to get, but makes it worth trying. The loons had red eyes, and seemed to laugh a lot. While you were watching them, they would dive and disappear, then laugh at you from the other side of the lake. To me, that's what life in general is about.


Lee
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