If you would like to keep your garden pest free the natural way, place a toad house in your landscaping. Like ladybugs, praying mantises, and lacewings, toads provide excellent pest control without using chemicals. Toads eat up to 50 to 100 slugs, flies, cutworms, and grasshoppers per night, and up to 15,000 insects each season. During the day, toads need a dark and humid resting area away from the sun. A toad house is an excellent way to provide such an environment for your amphibious friend. In return, he will help keep your garden healthy and balanced.