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Putney frog problem could be here to stay

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Putney neighbors may be out of luck when it comes to getting rid of thousands of frogs in their yards.

Environmental Health officials said there's nothing they can do about the tree frogs that invaded several yards along Nichols Street and Radium Springs Road. They recommended a pest control expert, but they now say the frogs are good for the environment and shouldn't be killed. The amphibians will likely stay in the area because there's a ready food supply.

"With the insects that are in that area because of the water supply from the flooded areas particular in that area in the Putney area they have a tremendous amount of supply of insects right now with mosquitoes," said David Reed, Adams Exterminators General Manager.

Pest control experts say the frogs will tend to come out at night and stick to shaded areas of the yard.

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