While some people enjoy the sound of a frog croaking during the early evening on a summer night others do not delight in it, especially if one frog attracts three of four with their call and they continue with their chorus well into the night.
Another downside to the pond owner is the damage that frogs and spawn can do to the plant life, fish and the filtration system of the pond. While they can be annoying you will of course only want to get rid of them from your back yards not actually do them any damage and as frogs are on the endangered list in some places it is imperative that you do not actually kill the frog while attempting to persuade it to move on to greener pastures.
There are some ways you can try to dissuade the frogs but they are not guaranteed to work, if the frog or frogs are particularly stubborn then you might have to try several ways before they will take the hint and move on.
Getting Rid of Frogs Humanely
One very good method which a huge majority of people have reported will work is to make a heavily concentrated mix of salt water. You then put the salt water into a spray bottle with a fine nozzle and go around spraying this mixture in any area where you do not want frogs, the salt water will burn the feet of the frogs without doing them any permanent damage and just make them uncomfortable enough so that they move on and think twice about returning.
Other ways you can deter them from stopping on your property include removing any dog bowls with water and food and just putting these down when it is time to feed your pet or feeding them indoors. Frogs do eat insects but they also are prone to eating dog food and drinking or sitting in the fresh water bowl. As frogs like to live in damp places it is essential not to leave piles of leaves or damp wood hanging around the yard as these make a natural habitat that will only encourage frogs to take up residence and stay.
Deterring Frogs from Taking up Residence among your Pond Plants
Frogs love nothing better than to take up residence among the marginal plants in your pond and this is in fact where they will breed, it is said that when the tadpoles hatch in the pond they will always return to the place of their birth.
The frog can lay what could potentially turn out to be hundreds of tadpoles, although some of these will not survive to become young frogs but you do not want several frogs returning the next year even if they do leave the confines of your pond in the meantime.
To discourage them from making your pond their home you can stretch thin wire net over the pond, this is traditionally intended to stop herrings from taking your fish but can also be a good frog deterrent too, although some will use it as tightrope to walk across and the smaller frogs can slip through.
Keeping only a minimal amount of marginal plants in your pond will also dissuade them as they will have nowhere to breed and the use of such things as bird scares such as glowing cats eye can also be a great deterrent. If you do get spawn in your pond you should scoop a bucket of water from your pond and remove the spawn with a net and place it in the bucket and if possible take it to a natural pond in your area well before the spawn hatches.