Bullfrogs are not a native species in the Fraser Valley. Native creatures evolved here together to create a functional ecosystem. Non-native species brought to this area can wreak havoc on our natural systems if they grow and spread out of control, becoming invasive species. The American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) is an invasive species due to its negative impacts on local wildlife, its capacity to spread, and its ability to easily establish itself in new areas.
Check out this document for answers to the most common questions we are asked about Bullfrogs.

Here are the most important things you need to know:

  • Bullfrog is NOT the same as “large frog”. We have large species of frogs native to the Fraser Valley such as the Western Toad. Learn how to identify frogs here.

  • Bullfrogs often spread to new areas because of humans. NEVER move amphibian eggs, tadpoles, or adults from one pond to another!

  • Bullfrogs are common in some areas of the Fraser Valley. Once they are established they are incredibly difficult to remove. The best thing you can do to help our native creatures is to improve the habitats where they live. Want to learn how to improve your property for wildlife? Get in touch with us!

  • If you find Bullfrogs, do NOT engage in lethal control before consulting with a specialist. Submit photos of the suspected Bullfrogs and read our landowner’s guide to bullfrog management.



  • Still want to learn more? Listen to Aleesha’s informative interview with CKNW…


  • Are you interested in learning about what the Fraser Valley Conservancy is doing about Bullfrogs in Ryder Lake? Hop on over this way.