Hundreds of tree frogs invade Volusia neighborhood

The rainy season is bringing out tree frogs in full force all over Volusia County. One Edgewater family said they woke up to more than 100 frogs swimming in their pool and said it's a problem that keeps happening.

"We're from Connecticut, so when we saw that. We were in total shock," said Tony Summa. "When it started raining, we noticed as the night went on, it got worse," he said.

But it's not just the frogs that continue to be a problem.

"There were a ton of eggs in the pool," said Summa.

Summa said he's also concerned for his dog who enjoys chasing them.

"I'm really afraid of the dog eating them and getting sick," he said.

Summa scooped out the frogs and eggs, then doused the pool with chlorine, which pool experts said is not the best solution.

"It usually occurs springtime that they start coming back out, and looking for water. Essentially, they're eating all that chlorine when they jump in there and do their thing at night," said Justin Gierhart, of Clear Blue Pools.

Gierhart said pool salt is the trick to keeping them away because it burns their skin.

"Go down to Lowe's and grab you some salt. About  $10 a bag. Throw it in there accordingly to the gallons in your pool and they'll be taken care of," he said.

It's a remedy that Summa said he's willing to try.

"It's nasty. Doesn't make you want to swim in your pool," he said.

About the Author:

Loren Korn is a native Texan who joined the News 6 team as a reporter in May 2014. She was born and raised in Houston and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Journalism.