What Are Toad Houses?


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Toad houses are small, artificial shelters set up by humans for use by toads. They are commonly made out of overturned flowerpots or food containers. They can also be bought premade from garden suppliers.

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Toad houses attract toads to gardens and lawns to serve as a natural kind of pest control or simply for observation and enjoyment. Although toads do not need to live in water as frogs do, they need shade and a water source, so toad houses are best located in damp, shady spots. They also need to be partially buried or weighed down so that they are not overturned easily.

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