Coqui frogs are thought to be spread primarily by transporting
infested vegetation. You can prevent accidentally transporting
the frogs by carefully inspecting every plant or cutting you
buy or bring home. Pay special attention to their favorite
perching and hiding sites: where the leaves meet the stem,
and in rolled or folded leaves. If you are uncertain, you
can treat a plant with hot water
or citric acid as described in previous
If you hear chirping at night, it is most likely a coqui
frog, because nocturnal birds usually do not make such sounds.
When the weather is cool or dry, coqui frogs tend to call
less than on rainy, warm nights. Inspect your yard for eggs,
juveniles, and adults (see Hand
Notify the source of the infested plants so that they can
take measures to prevent further spread of coqui frogs.