Coqui spend their days foraging in leaf litter for ants and other insects. They do not have a tadpole stage, and therefore do not need standing water to reproduce. Coqui lay eggs inside a rolled or folded up leaf, leaf litter, damp moss, or other shelter sites. By limiting the areas they can forage and nest, you will make your yard less appealing to coqui frogs and control efforts will be more effective
How to make your landscaping less coqui-friendly:
- Limit and/or remove rubbish and green waste piles (chip it up), coqui like to hide in green waste. If you have coqui in your green waste pile, spray well with citric before moving
- Don’t plant bromeliads or consider replacing them.
- If you have cane grass, mow it.
- Remove dead leaves on banana, ti, and other plants with large leaves
- Thin out understory vegetation.
Find more tips for eliminating frog-friendly habitat here: http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/coqui/eliminate.asp