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Toad Houses

The average toad will eat 50-100 insects every night, so providing them with shelter will encourage them to hunt in your yard. Choose a cool, damp, spot in your landscape away from foot traffic, and preferably near a shallow water source. Bury a clay pot about halfway in the ground on its side, providing a cool roof and a dirt floor. Involve children in this project by having them decorate the toad house first.

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