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#1 Jon L

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 11:39 AM

There is an abandoned house next door that's in foreclosure. People moved out, and there is an unfinished pool in backyard, a large dig but without any concrete. After the recent rains, the hole is now full of water, apparently rife with numerous frogs. There's a dirt yard with wild bushes everywhere also.

There is VERY loud frog noise intermittently throughtout day and night at all hours. Called HOA, who said they can't do anything as they can't enter the property. They (and I) called "Vector control," who do not deal with frogs but will come out "in few business days" to take a look for mosquitos.

In the meanwhile, I got zero hours of sleep last night due to the frog noise, despite ear plugs. The gate to this house's backyard is open.

WHAT can I spray/dump/deploy so I can sleep tonight? On-line search seems to suggest things like salt, bleach, citric acid, but we're talking about a large pool of water and back yard.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 11:57 AM

Homemade Napalm

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 12:08 PM

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 12:14 PM

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 12:18 PM

On the bright side, the frogs will take care of any potential mosquito problem, and you should be much more concerned about the health risks surrounding mosquitos than the noise the frogs make. I know, that's easy for me to say, etc., and I don't mean to belittle your problem, I just wanted to warn you that you may not want to take care of the frog problem while inadvertantly exacerbating the mosquito problem. You need to fill the pool. So: dirt. Lots of it. Nothing fancy, but not pure clay neither.
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 12:18 PM

This is a perfect opportunity to make some money and create an audiophile recording of frogs in a hole. That people can listen to when they grow tired of their audiophile recordings of locomotives.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 12:24 PM

Oooh...surround, too. Get Ray Kimber over there, stat.
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 12:29 PM

I've heard that the oscillations present in RSA gear happens to be the perfect cure for this type of thing.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 01:08 PM

Homemade Napalm


Goddammit Al! I saw the thread title and my immediate reaction was to come in and post "napalm".

Are you kidding me?!

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 01:10 PM

Heron, Water snake, or large coy fish.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 01:19 PM

My first thought:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k85mRPqvMbE


This is a perfect opportunity to make some money and create an audiophile recording of frogs in a hole. That people can listen to when they grow tired of their audiophile recordings of locomotives.


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Posted 20 January 2011 - 01:22 PM

Go with the snakes. It is a garden after all. Afterwards, all you need is St. Patrick, who only appears after drinking enough booze. You'll sleep well whether he appears or not.

I would have said to eat the froggies, but they are probably frog niblet sized at the moment.

Edited by manaox2, 20 January 2011 - 01:24 PM.

<i8b4uUnderground> d-_-b
<BonyNoMore> how u make that inverted b?
<BonyNoMore> wait
<BonyNoMore> never mind


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Posted 20 January 2011 - 01:24 PM

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 01:26 PM

Not a lot you can do. My last house had a pond with a small waterfall. Frogs loved it. Even when I camped out 15 feet away to try and grab a few for "transport" they would remain completely silent. WIth one foot inside my back door...braap, back they came. Just remember that their mating noises are seasonal. (all I can think of at this point is the Far Side panel with the frog translation of "hey baby, hey baby.")
For noise suppression, you could add a fan or white noise generator to your room which does a pretty good job. That and the ear plugs.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 01:27 PM

:lol: @ Fitz. This is the other thing that crossed my mind:



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Posted 20 January 2011 - 01:32 PM

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Burn it with fire.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 01:37 PM

Goddammit Al! I saw the thread title and my immediate reaction was to come in and post "napalm".

I immediately thought that M-80s might be fun...

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 05:19 PM

Can you electrocute them?

EDIT: and by that I mean you should electrocute them.
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 06:48 PM

Get an airsoft gun and shoot them.

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#20 Jon L

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 08:22 PM

Get an airsoft gun and shoot them.


I wish! You can't see them, and as soon as you get close, they stop making noise. Right until you go away. Anyway, here's a photo of the problem by Moonlight.

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