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The presence of toads can be beneficial to humans and natural ecosystems, as they prey on many species of pest insects. In fact, cane toads, also known as bufo toads, were originally introduced to the country as part of an effort to control sugar cane pests.

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Cane toads are very large amphibians, measuring about four to six inches in length. They are typically tan, reddish-brown, dark brown, or gray in color and have dark spots on their backs. Additionally, the pests have massive triangular shaped glands near their shoulders. Unlike other common species, cane toads do not have ridges or crests on their heads.

DIET

The large amphibians feed on a variety of pests, including beetles, centipedes, millipedes, cockroaches, scorpions, spiders, and crabs. Cane toads will also attack frog species, as well as small reptiles, birds, and mammals. To supplement their meat-heavy diet, these invasive toads will help themselves to pet food and water that’s been left outside.

HABITAT

Though the cane toad is now found in portions of North America, such as parts of Florida and Texas, they are native to Central and South America. However, these invasive pests are able to breed near vegetated edges of water, such as lakes, ponds, and ditches, which means that they are capable of surviving in a variety of habitats.

TREATMENT SOLUTIONS

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

Since cane toads’ diets consist of many insect and vertebrae species frequently found in yards, it’s no surprise the pests are drawn to residential areas. It’s not common for them to end up indoors, but they will gather on lawns that have plenty of their preferred food sources. Additionally, they need moisture to survive, so yards with damp soil, ponds, or pools are particularly susceptible to infestations.

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

Though cane toads are useful in eliminating unwanted insect pests, they’re just as undesirable to have lurking around homes and in yards. These amphibians are a threat to humans and pets because they release a potent toxin from their large glands. This substance can cause severe skin and eye irritation in people, sometimes even leading to blindness. Dogs and cats are just as prone to the dangers of cane toads, as they can die within fifteen minutes of being sprayed or squirted with the poison.

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

The best way to keep cane toads from coming near homes is by eliminating elements that appeal to them. Homeowners should store pet food and water bowls inside and shut off lights that attract insects. Additionally, since the cane toad is most active at night, the pests seek shelter during the day. Block off access to areas underneath air conditioning units, decks, and the edges of homes where they may rest. Another way to deter cane toads is by eliminating or blocking access to collections of water, as they may congregate there for moisture.

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

Homeowners should be aware of local laws, as it’s illegal to relocate the invasive species in some areas. Furthermore, approaching cane toads puts individuals at risk of serious health consequences. It’s best to contact the professionals at Trutech to handle any cane toad problems.


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