Active crop defenders, useful inhabitants of the garden - toads and frogs. To attract them to the garden, you can dig into the ground old baths, basins and fill them with water.
The main food of frogs and toads is insects, and most of them are pests. Each species has its own favorite dishes: the moor frog prefers spiders and cicadas, the grassy one prefers slugs and grasshoppers, the gray toad prefers bugs and ants, the green toad bugs. If possible, frogs and toads feed almost exclusively on the corresponding species of insects, but this is rare, more often they have to be content with a varied menu. With appetite, they devour a bear, weevils, wireworms, larvae of the Colorado potato beetle, caterpillars and many other insects. Frogs that are easy to climb and jump well prey on flying insects, including mosquitoes and butterflies. Large frogs, if they do not have enough insects, can catch and eat the mouse of a vole, and if hunger is very hot, one can observe very tragic scenes: large old frogs eat their own young. Young frogs and toads are not aggressive and are content with every little thing like aphids, raspberry beetles, mosquitoes, weevils.
For a day, the frog eats on average 1-2 g of food, the toad - up to 8 g. It was estimated that over the summer the grass frog eats 1260 pests. The number of species of pests eaten by frogs and toads is 2-3 times more than that of insectivorous birds. They do not disdain insects with an unpleasant smell and taste, which the birds refuse. They catch insects better than birds, the color of which merges with the background. They hunt at night when the birds sleep, and eat pests leading a nocturnal life: scoop butterflies, moths, caterpillars, slugs. i am sorri tina