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Where to Take Frogs and Tadpoles?

I have a lot of frogs and tadpoles in my swimming pool that I'd like to get rid of before we completely empty out the pool to clean then fill. I live in Central Missouri in the country.

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April 30, 20210 found this helpful

You could check with neighboring ponds ,lakes and also residents who have man made ponds in there yard/property. Many would take them, they help keep ponds cleaner.I do not know what city you are in , but here is info in Missouri on rules and regulations in your state - mdc.mo.gov/.../raising-tadpoles

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April 30, 20210 found this helpful

Spray citric acid around the pool and they will go away on their own.

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April 30, 20210 found this helpful

Nobody will help you as everyone has the same problems and most recommendations are to kill them and leave pool dry for a couple of weeks before refilling.

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This may sound inhumane but tadpoles will die almost immediately when taken out of the water. Some people take the tadpoles and dump them in their field/yard but you can only catch tadpoles in about 2 feet of water as it would take forever to clean out a pool.

Citric acid will kill the tads and frogs if sprayed on their skin.
Citric acid sprayed around the pool will deter/keep them from getting into the pool but will not get rid of the ones in the pool.

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May 3, 20210 found this helpful

These answers are cruel.. I do hope someone will take them

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April 30, 20210 found this helpful

Make the conditions for frogs as uncomfortable as possible:
Turn the lights off, because lights attract insects, which in turn attract frogs in droves.

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Use a pool cover.
Keep your lawn mowed because frogs like to hang out in tall grass. Get rid of stacked wood and large rocks because they make great hidey holes.
Make a DIY frog repellent to keep your pool blessedly free of amphibious creatures: fill a spray bottle with vinegar and squirt all around the pool's edges.
This works because vinegar causes a burning sensation on frogs' feet. Once they feel this, theyll madly hop away.
Citric acid works too. Or spray some saltwater around your pool. Or use bleach. A mixture of this chemical and water sprayed on the cement around your pool will discourage visitations.
Dont use ammonia fertilizer, because this will kill them.
Sprinkle some old coffee grounds on the vegetation surrounding your pool. Like vinegar, the acid in coffee grounds irritates froggy feet.
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Keep your pool water circulating because frogs love stationary water. They can only lay their eggs when the water stops circulating.
Keep your pool heated. Frogs absorb oxygen through their skin, so they like heavily oxygenated water. Theres a whole lot more oxygen in cold water than there is in warm water. The colder the water is, the more oxygen it has, and the more inviting it is for frogs.
Always keep your pool sparkling clean.
Catch the swimming pool's tadpoles with a net, and transfer them.

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May 1, 20210 found this helpful

Contact your state Environmental Protection agency to see where they would allow you to transfer your "pool residents" to and NOT be breaking any laws.

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May 1, 20210 found this helpful

Your state has a season for harvesting frogs:

mdc.mo.gov/.../bullfrogs-and-green-frogs-grabs-june...

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Perhaps your Department of Conservation can help you find someone who would take them and use them as food. It would be nice if, like in my state (PA) they do things like partner with hunters to get deer and other harvested animals prepared for food banks and other facilities so that there is no waste of these lives.

mdc.mo.gov/.../contact-us

My best guidance for you is stop them from getting into the pool to start with (for next season since they are already there now). A well fitting and sturdy pool cover goes a long way to protecting the water from creatures getting in during swimming season and keeps the pool cleaner.

At the season end, typically (at least where I am) when you do the end of season shocking of the water, the level of chemicals deters critters from entering the pool. The winter covering also will help.

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Prayers for humane solutions.

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