One recommendation for growing cotton was to plant onions and garlic nearby to help keep the bugs away.
The other thing it suggests is creating a toad house because they love to eat bugs.
I have many extra blocks around so I decided to put them to good use. I left two openings so they have a way to escape from predictors. I am hoping that the solar lights get enough sunshine to allow them to light up and give the toads or frogs more bugs.
I need to figure out what dish I can bury in the ground for a mock pond for them. I just hope that there is a toad or frog near enough to see this luxurious house!