Cane Toads have emerged in Western New Providence since
August 2023 in goodly numbers. In particular, several subsequent
sightings were at LPIA. These sightings have led to a joint task
force being established with several Governmental agencies:
Department of Agriculture, Department of Environmental Heal
Services and NAD to remediate this situation.
Residents are advised that the catching of Cane Toads is strongly
discouraged. No one should try to capture these toads with the
bare hands as the venom produced can cause sever skin irritation.
The actual ingestion of the venom is toxic to both and humans and
To stop the proliferation of these animals the public is advised to
remove sitting water receptacles. The best barrier is a chemical
barrier. This chemical barrier is composed of simple household
2 Cups of Dettol/Savlon or any similar Antiseptic
1 Cup of water
Combine together and place in a spray bottle.
As these animals prefer dark and damp conditions it is
recommended that spraying takes place in the early mornings or
late evenings.
Cane Toads are native to Central America, Mexico and Rio
Grande. The toad was purposely introduced into the Caribbean
Region to control pests related to the Sugar Cane crop.
Should a spotting of Cane Toads occurs in your area please
contact the Department of Agriculture at Telephone number 397-
7450, or the Department of Environmental Health at Telephone
number 322-8037.
Let’s all do or part to ensure a safer Bahamas.
This statement is prepared by the Department of Agriculture in
conjunction with NAD and the Department of Environmental Health


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