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    …innocuous demeanor frogs are tough little critters. They have evolved ways to survive in some of the harshest climates on the earth including the Arctic Circle Mojave Desert and everywhere in between. So don't worry: The ones living in your pond - likely a type of green aquatic frog or bullfrog…
    …probably see some of these worm-sized mud huts. A Tasty Fish Treat Don't worry: These little guys won't harm your pond or your fish. In fact if one wriggles its way into your pond it will be a welcome treat for your fish. Goldfish and other smaller fish will gobble them and their little mud homes;…
    …one of your own in your back yard. * Creates a Wildlife Habitat: If you like the great outdoors and all the critters in it you'll appreciate the variety of wildlife a lake or large pond will bring. Animals of all sorts gravitate toward water. Depending on where you live you can expect to see wild…
    …numbers by adding pond dye or installing a decoy device like a Solar Owl Decoy or Nite Guard Solar designed to chase away rodents and snakes. With its timed head rotation powered by a built-in solar panel the Solar Owl Decoy will help repel nuisance birds and other small critters during the day. And…
    …of your finger. Duckweed and watermeal colonies can provide a habitat for microscopic critters and forage for hungry ducks but the plants can reduce oxygen in the water if they grow to cover a lake or pond's surface. That could compromise your fish and cut off sunlight to underwater plants. Treat…
    The muskrat scientific name Ondatra Zibethica is a common critter that's widely distributed throughout North America. This fur-bearing rodent depends on habitats with water - including lakes rivers creeks ponds and marshes - so your visitor could very well be a muskrat. Read on to learn how to…
    …to a distant pond or lake. Canadian Geese The abundance of waste that is produced by geese can wreak havoc on your lawn and pond can be problematic to pond owners that want clear water to swim in. The best defense against geese is to place realistic decoys in and around your pond to prevent them…
    …knowing how to kill cattails in a pond is helpful for maintenance there are benefits to having cattails. They add some privacy and a small managed area of cattails can provide an ideal habitat for amphibians insects birds and fish. These aquatic critters use the plants for all sorts of things:*…
    …square feet of pond. For a farm pond or larger feature you will need at least 200 snails to have any effect at all. These snails naturally reproduce a few times throughout the year. They have 3-5 live young per birthing and will boost your population without overpopulating the pond as egg-bearing…
    …outdoor addition. When designing your pond think about ways to include food and shelter options for these critters. This will provide them with a habitat in your backyard that will both entertain and build into the overall ecosystem. * A Hobby to Grow with You: Pond keeping is definitely a learning…
    …the sludge or algae-feeding nutrients in your pond. As the water evaporates the gunk stays behind and concentrates. Your filter does a good job removing the pollutants but it's not always enough. A partial or complete water change in your koi pond or water garden freshens your finned pals'…
    …Whether your pond is in Florida Wisconsin or Oregon your resident geese will scatter when an alligator decoy like the Gator Guard Decoy is deployed. Geese instinctively fear alligators even if they have never seen one before. * Coyote Decoy: Geese (and just about every other critter) do not like…
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