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Old 07-08-2009, 08:35 PM
 
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I just recently moved to Jax. I have frogs by my front door at nighttime. Does anyone have any suggestions for making my front door "frog free"? My daughter is scared to death.
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Florida
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A snake will scare the frogs away.
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL (Mandarin)
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LOL @ Keith.

I have frogs, too. But, I don't really mind them, unless they get caught in the door as I'm closing it. Or, when they get inside on the tile floor and my wife steps on it in her bare feet. That's actually entertaining, though. Actually, though, they eat the flying insects that like to swarm around the door, since we leave our light on all night. Trade offs.
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Old 07-08-2009, 11:49 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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LOL @ Keith.

I have frogs, too. But, I don't really mind them, unless they get caught in the door as I'm closing it. Or, when they get inside on the tile floor and my wife steps on it in her bare feet. That's actually entertaining, though. Actually, though, they eat the flying insects that like to swarm around the door, since we leave our light on all night. Trade offs.
aack that gave me the shivers.......

during the rainy season here we will get HUGE bullfrogs around the house. one day I was going outside to grab one of my son's toys and felt this squish under my foot......I knew it wasn't something I should be stepping on and I jumped so high all the kids laugh....they still talk about when I almost squished a frog......

no snakes in hawaii....seeing a snake should be interesting.......haha.
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Black Hammock Island
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Frogs or toads? Doesn't matter actually because both are beneficial. Because they're there it means there is food - the insects they're eating (they love mosquitos by the way) would affect you more if the frogs/toads weren't there. And because they are there, that means you don't have snakes living nearby.

Not knowing how old your daughter is, I would work on alleviating her fear by getting some books from the library. Help her to learn that there's nothing to fear from the frogs and/or toads that live here and that their presence is something you do want. I have a yard full of toads and frogs, and although the treefrogs can be annoyingly noisy, I'm glad they're here.

I was actually out last night with a flashlight looking for the invisible frog that was croaking up a storm near my back door and was being answered by a bunch more in the tree line behind my house. I finally found him and the poor guy was petrified and puffed himself up to try and appear more "fierce". I didn't mean to scare him so much, but I was just so curious about what he looked like. Sorry to burst his bubble, but puffing up didn't make him look fierce at all - just more cute.
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:50 AM
 
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Kiss it. It might turn out handsome.
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:07 AM
 
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Spray salt water around your front door.
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:08 AM
 
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Kiss it. It might turn out handsome.
LOL!!! That was a cute answer!
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Northern Colorado
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Yep, two things we were not at all use to when we moved to Jax......these little green tree frogs (at least I think that's what they are) and the little "Geico" type lizards! These little lizards are everywhere I look in our apt complex. They don't bother wife/I, but sure run like heck when we walk by them.......I mean they are definitely speedy little things!
We have seen a few of these little green frogs around the outside of our front door.....didn't bother us.
Now, here is something hilarious: One night a couple of weeks ago, wife and I were sitting in our recliners watching tv and all of a sudden something jumped up off of the rug right in front of the tv! I turned the "touch lamp" onto high and took a look at the floor........."low and behold" it was one of them little green frogs! Both of us started laughing as I opened our front door and guided the little thing outside. Apparently it didn't like what was on tv! Wife asked me how it got into our apt and I said "probably on your shoulder and you didn't even know it!".......she knew I was only kidding. Just sometime while opening/closing the door, it came in!
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:12 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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I love the little green frogs I call them "refrigerator frogs" because they look like little magnet frogs you could put on the fridge

The are beneficial and eat many insects

I agree with getting some books and exploring the wonders of Florida's nature
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