So we've been having a little issue with some unwanted visitors in my house.
We have a (pretty gross, never used by us) hot tub in our backyard. A few months ago we would have a hard time getting to sleep at night because one million and one frogs would be happily croaking the night away in the tub, which currently has accumulated a lot of rainwater despite our best efforts to the contrary. I thought about posting this thread back then, but the frogs seemed to magically disappear all at once.
Well, now, they seemed to have invited themselves into the HOUSE itself. I found one near a side door a couple of months ago and I got it out of the house without incident. I almost completely forgot about it until a couple of days ago when my girlfriend accidentally stepped on one in the kitchen (which is on a different level of the house). I got that one out of the house too, but just today I found ANOTHER one. It's annoying at best and gross/terrifying for my girlfriend at worst. I'm not a frog expert so I couldn't tell you the exact type of frog I'm dealing with here, but they're very small little things. You could probably fit 4-6 of them in the palm of your hand.
Has anybody had the misfortune of dealing with anything like this before?? How do I get rid of these little bastards for good? Something humane would be preferred, but honestly I'd do just about anything to get them out of here, as long as it isn't unsafe for humans or dogs. Any help is much appreciated!
The frogs are feeding on some kind of insect living in your house, I'd be willing to bet money on it. Find out what kind of bug you've got (spiders, grasshoppers, something like that) and get rid of it, and the frogs should stop coming inside.
I think if you did something to kill the frogs, you would only find out about some other infestation the frogs were helping to keep in check.
We do have a little bit of a spider problem, so maybe that's what's causing the frog infestation. They spiders don't bother me that much; they hang out in and around the half bathroom on the bottom floor of the house, and I just squish them with some toilet paper and toss 'em when I find 'em. I figure living as close to the woods as we do having some spiders is inevitable until we call the exterminator. I guess now I have even more motivation to do so. Thanks for the tip.
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