How to Attract Toads to the Garden and Why You Want Them There!

I bet you are asking yourself why in the world you want to attract toads to the garden, right?  If you love growing your own food, you really need to keep reading to find out!  We have a TON of toads in the garden and I am thrilled that they call my backyard home.  Toads eat garden pests like the dreaded hornworm caterpillar and squash beetles that like to attack my garden.  Learn how to attract toads and you will have significantly fewer garden pests!  But, can you just stick out a toad house with a for rent sign and hope they show up?  Not really!
How to Attract Toads to the Garden and Why You Want them there!

Garden Toads Everywhere!

Attracting toads is very beneficial because they eat slugs and snails, too. Slugs and snails are NEVER good for a garden! I spend a lot of time getting rid of snails and making homemade earwig traps so I am happy for the toads to eat them.

Are toads beneficial to a garden?

So, first off, let’s answer the question of WHY you want to attract toads to the garden. Are toads beneficial to a garden? Basically, YES! Because what do garden toads eat? BUGS!  Bugs are a gardener’s worst nightmare and toads like to eat them.  So, the more toads you have in your yard, the fewer garden pests you will have to deal with.  Sounds like a great plan to me!