You can hear the coqui, but you can’t seem to find it? Have been out at night with your flashlight (maybe even in your pajamas) trying to catch that little guy so you can get a good night’s sleep? Keep reading to find out how the professionals do it. Below, the MISC coqui crew offers their Top 5 tips to find out where that coqui is so you can hand-catch or spray it.
Please help us understand how coqui are moving on Maui – report frogs, even the ones you have caught/controlled yourself, to the MISC coqui crew: 573-6472, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MISC Crew’s Top 5 Coqui Catching Tips
- Look in the right spot: coqui tend to hide in green waste and between the leaves of bromeliads, bananas, and ti leaves.
- Turn off house lights and flashlights, then listen and move closer.
- Stay quiet or try whistling softly to encourage frog to call back.
- Don’t turn on your flashlight until you have pinpointed the frog’s location, then spray where you hear the frog until it’s quiet.
- Wait a few minutes to see if frog continues to call. If you are trying to hand-capture a frog and miss, come back in 20 minutes; frogs typically return to the same spot.