To prevent frogs from entering a swimming pool, use saltwater barriers or install fencing around the pool. Regular maintenance to remove any frogs in the water is also necessary. Fencing can be installed in a weekend, but regular maintenance is required to keep frogs out of the pool if the infestation persists after a barrier is installed.
Salt barriers prevent frogs from entering the pool temporarily. To make a salt barrier, mix 2 pounds of salt in 3 gallons of water, and stir until the salt is dissolved. Pour the mixture around the perimeter of the pool as needed to deter frogs.
To prevent nonclimbing frogs from entering the pool area, install a wire fence, and place 1/8-inch hardware cloth along the base of the fence. The hardware cloth should be buried at least 4 inches deep, and it should be at least 20 inches above ground level to deter frogs.
Frogs may still enter the pool after installing deterrents. Open the pool cover if necessary, and use a bucket or skimmer to remove any frogs that are in the pool. Check the pool on a daily basis until the infestation is well-controlled using other methods.
According to The Exploratorium, many, but not all, frogs have webbed feet. The back feet of frogs that live around water are webbed. Both front and back toes of Costa Rican flying frogs have webbing that helps them sail between trees. Tree frogs have sticky pads instead of webbing.Full Answer >
Some frogs and toads secrete substances from glands in their skin that can have hallucinogenic effects when ingested or dried and smoked. The best known such species is Bufo alvarins, the Colorado River toad.Full Answer >
Frogs primarily croak to advertise their fitness to perspective mates. The males are responsible for the vast majority of the croaks heard in a typical chorus, but the females of some species can also create vocalizations. When a female hears a frog with an attractive call, she approaches him and allows him to mount her and achieve amplexus.Full Answer >
Frogs live on every continent except Antarctica. Frogs are typically found in warm climates because they are cold-blooded amphibians, although there are six species of frogs that live in climates with freezing temperatures. Frogs that live in climates with freezing temperatures belong to the families Hylidae and Ranidae.Full Answer >