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New pond build managing frogs and turtles
#522141 06/05/20 09:55 PM
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Maybe a silly question but I have a new pond and I was wondering how to keep turtles and frogs from my pond? Also what can I do to reduce mosquito around the pound. Thanks for any advice.

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Trex83 #522143 06/06/20 01:22 AM
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To reduce frogs, Minimize weeds and have a healthy largemouth bass population. I don't know about turtles.


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Mosquitos generally come from standing water and not from ponds with fish.

Don't sweat the turtles. Other than shooting them, there's not much you can do to discourage them. All in all, they don't cause a problem and are the clean up crew for dead or weak fish. Whats the problem with the frogs?


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No problem but the pond is a swimming hole also and the daughter doesn’t like the idea of frogs.

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Time for a teaching moment. Frogs eat adult mosquitoes (wherever they come from) which she might like even less than frogs.

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They are part of a healthy ecology in a pond.

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Turtles are the vultures of a pond and should be encouraged, certainly not harmed.

Turtles are aware, as is every other species of wildlife, of any change in their surroundings. When I walk up to my pond, every living thing seems to know I'm there. I was amazed when I realized that everything is so extremely alert.

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Trying to remove frogs and turtles from a pond is like trying to remove ants from your lawn. You will need to destroy the ecosystem to manage it, and they will keep coming back anyways. A portion of the frogs you see today wont be there tomorrow as they will be off hunting or moved to another nearby water hole. They constantly are on the move at night.

Your daughter is going to need to learn to live with them if she wants to swim. Sign her up for a local nature class or something to get her hands on and more people to show her there is nothing to be afraid of.

Snakes on the other hand... we are currently hosting as very large 4.5ft northern water snake. Probably a mama. I am the only one who will go in the water right now, as that thing swam along side me out to the float dock the other day. They are admittedly creepy. I near shat myself.


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