By Erin Huffstetler | 06/23/2014 | 4 Comments
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Saturday, our farmer friends brought us five toads, and we released them into our garden. They’re our latest in a long line of organic pest control measures.
Toads eat slugs, grubs, mosquitoes, flies and all sorts of other insects. I’m hoping they’ll help us with our mosquito problem.
We set up a bird bath top under the condensation drain for our HVAC system, and released a couple over there.
Then, we released the rest over next to our fountain.
To create a shelter for them, we turned a couple flower pots on their side, buried the bottom portion in the ground, and then added a layer of leaves to the inside. The perfect little toad houses.
Hopefully they’ll decide to stick around and make our garden their home.