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I have a severe phobia about frogs/toads. Is there any type of repellent that I could use on my walkway to keep them away? This is not a joke!



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A cat or a dog would do it! However, eliminate the moist habitat that they require and you should see these amphibians diminish in numbers.


There are commercial repellents for mammals and birds, but to my knowledge they are not all that effective, and I don't know of anything for amphibians. About the only thing I can think of is a dog or cat that will frighten them.

J. Elliott



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