Lizards are a common and nasty problem that everyone can see in every other Indian house. Household lizards are not poisonous or harmful. But only one sight lizard can show various sight reactions. And the type of pest that can’t keep up with a clean and hygienic home.
Lizard eggs and other droppings only participate in making your home dirtier. Other than that lizards are also known to spread the disease name salmonella.
Know your pest
If you know the type of pest you are dealing with, it becomes easier to deal with the pest. We will discuss the 3 most common lizards.
Tokay gecko is native lizard species of south Asia, it is also known as cicak tokek. You can also find these lizards on some pacific islands. It doesn’t have any valid proof yet, but it is believed that reptile saliva can cure AIDS and cancer.
Wild geckos or also called cicak kobeng are prominent for their fast movement and fierce behavior. They have a small and skinny bodies.
These are lizard species you find roaming in your house. Household reptiles are not considered a harmful pests but their one vision can make you uneasy. According to their common behavior, they tend to hide during the day and search for food at night or dark. This species of lizards are less aggressive unlike other.
Natural lizard control methods
Pepper spray or Tabasco for lizards
Pepper has the properties that irritate pests. Dilute black with water and spray the solution to the spots where you have noticed lizards. They won’t come to the place ever again in fear of irritation black pepper gives.
Red chili or chili flacks will also work the same as black pepper. As for the Tabasco sauce, it works great in adding spiciness and increasing taste. But this is not the case for lizards they hate even going near it. Lizards can’t tolerate the smell of Tabasco sauce.
Onion and garlic
Onion and garlic have a pungent smell that pests can’t stand against it. At one point we will be used to it but for lizards, it will stay strong enough. Just placing the onion and garlic cloves in the corners of the room can do the work for you of keeping the pest lizard at bay.
If keeping the slices or cloves in room corners bothers you then you can also add their extract to a spray bottle and use the solution instead.
Lemongrass essential oil or fresh lemongrass is an effective solution for lizard elimination. Make a solution out of mixing lemongrass essential oil and water and spray the solution on the infected area.
If it’s something you find difficult to go with then you can also use lemongrass tea bags. Place the tea bags in a bowl and put them around the corner of your house.
Organic lizard repellent
Using organic repellent is an easy-to-use, efficient, and effective solution. Pai organics lizard repellent is also one of the best solutions I have come across. It is made of plant extract that makes it completely safe to use around kids and pets.
It is a certified organic product to use against lizards with a pleasant scent.
If you don’t have toddlers or pets the then use of naphthalene balls can be a good choice for you. The pungent smell f these balls is something that humans get used to but not pests. It is always irritating for pests and they will avoid coming even closer to it.
Place these in the drawers, cupboards, under the sink, and the places you often find lizards.