Lizards are good to have in the home. As they control the insect population from your house. Lizards prey on mosquitoes, flies, and take an important role in the ecosystem.
Still, they are not completely safe to keep in the house. They are scary enough to keep them out of the house. There is one sight that can make you screen and run. Along with that, they do spread nuisance with their leftover. And it can be poisonous if lizards pee or leave their leftovers in food.
There are more than 4000 species of lizards from that common house gecko and Carolina anole are the most common lizards that we found in a household.
Common house gecko has 3-6 inches-long flat bodies, and they are typically brown, green, or gray with spotted pattern. These lizards mainly enter the home during winter. Similarly, Carolina anole is another species that is found in the house and are about 5-8 inch long in size.
What attracts lizards?
Reptiles often don’t even consider pests. But they still possess trouble and nuisance which make them unwanted in their homes. And to terminate them the elimination of the root cause is also necessary.
Like any other pests food and water is a major attractions of lizards too. Lizards normally eat spiders, flies, worms, etc. Pet bowls and leakage pipes are the main sources of water that pests love to stay around. Lizards also look for a dark and warm place to stay. And houses have many of them that make the perfect environment for lizards.
How to get rid of the lizard?
If we focus more on finding the place lizards stay in and terminate them it will indirectly terminate the lizard population in your house too.
Seal entry points
Block the way from which lizards can make the entrance to your home. Stopping them from entering your home will eventually decrease the population of the lizards in your home.
Natural lizard repellents
When natural lizard repellents are concerned there are two choices. One is you can make your DIY repellent to deal with lizards or can use ready-to-use lizard repellent to kill them.
While buying lizard repellent one thing that needs to keep in mind is for outdoor use or indoor use. Lizard repellent can contain highly chemical substances. Also for effectiveness and safety check the scent, natural ingredients, and ease of use.
Lizard repellents are available in the form of spray and have instant working ability with a strong odor. They provide fast and effective results. And they need to use it with care as labeled in the instructions.
Other than lizard-repellent plants can be used to keep them at bay. It is an effective way to eliminate them. Peppermint and eucalyptus are especially effective in keeping lizards at bay. Lizard dislikes the smell of peppermint and eucalyptus and doesn’t cross the smell for entering your house.