How to get rid of the lizard without killing them?

Lizards are a very common name we heard in Indian families. Keeping home and premises pest-free is the way to keep your home hygiene. Pests are like a little devil which shows up and startled us when we open drawers and cupboards. These little pests also put our home hygiene at risk.

In all home pests when we heard lizard it scared every breath, they don’t only crawl on floor and wall but also crawl on top. The thought that they don’t fall on us not let anyone sleep peacefully. Although not every lizard that presents in our house is dangerous, it still disgusts having them around.

Common lizards are known as geckos and they are not poisonous so aren’t harmful. But they still can poop, and pee all over the house and make it dirty. And not only that they fall into our food made with a lot of effort.

Why lizard enters the house?

Although lizards are unwanted pests we just don’t understand why they enter our house? To trouble us!

Warm temperature and moisture invite pests including a lizard.

Little other pests like mosquitoes, cockroaches , and flies also invite lizards to enter our houses.

Exhaust fan space, holes, open windows, and air vents let them inside our house.

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Natural ways to get lizard free home

Once enter lizard don’t leave our house unless we put them out. There are a lot of home remedies and ways available to make lizards way. We are discussing some I found useful to get rid of lizards.

Naphthalene balls

Do you remember our elders placing naphthalene balls inside boxes with warm clothes empty drawers? Did you ever think why they did so? The answer is because it keeps creepy crawlies away.

If you don’t have pets and kids around then this solution is for you. You can place naphthalene balls in drawers in corners to get rid of lizards. Naphthalene balls have pungent which is tolerable to humans but lizards can’t stand it and get irritated by this smell.

Coffee balls

Well, do you like the smell of coffee, you must be it's very refreshing isn’t it? But not for the lizards, the smell you like can be an ideal way to make lizards run out. Mix the coffee powder with tobacco powder and make small balls.

Place these balls around corners, inside drawers, and cabinets lizard will make their way out by just smelling them. In case if they take a bite of these balls it will kill them.


cold water to make lizard run


If you are not frightened of lizards and ready to catch them, then the method will work for you. Lizard love to be in a warm place and can’t stand it if gets colder nearby. Splashing cold water on lizards will make them crazy.

Pepper spray

Pepper spray can be the best remedy to keep these creepy pests away from your house. Who can stand to pepper spray and lizards are anyway allergic to pepper spray and stay away from it. And it’s very easy to make you can make one at your home by yourself.

To make the pepper spray, stir the hottest pepper with water and spray it in every corner around the house.

Note: make sure to cover the eyes and wear a mask while making this solution otherwise it can irritate your eyes as well and you uncomfortable.

Onion and garlic

Same as naphthalene, onion, and garlic also have a pungent smell which lizards hate. Put cloves of raw garlic and onion in corners can keep the lizards at bay. After sometimes some, we will get used to this smell but it will persist strong enough to drive the lizard crazy.

You also make a spray using onion or garlic if you don’t want t place slices of onion and garlic cloves in every corner.

Do Feathers keep lizards away?

If you are searching for a harmless method of getting rid of lizards, then this will be the right choice for you. Peacock is famous as a predator of lizards. And every pest will run from its predators. Honestly, feathers are not repellent but they make sure to keep lizards out from your house.

Placing a bunch of peacock feathers at the door wall will make a great beautiful entrance and keep lizards at bay.

keep lizard away with peacock feather


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Prevention schemes

Keeping hygiene and a clean house is the foremost way if you want to keep the pest at bay.

  • Keep the door and windows close to stopping lizards from making their way inside the home.

  • Seal the small cracks and holes present in your house.

  • Discards the clutter and wastes time to time.

  • Keep the house clean. And maintain the temperature of the house to a little cold, warmth attracts lizards.

  • If you are a pet lover then adopting a cat will also help to keep the lizard at bay.

Lizards are like unwanted guests inside your house. But if you still have a soft corner for them you can also use traps to get rid of lizards. Never forget to take precautions once you got rid of pests, so that they can never make their way to your home again.

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  • Jul 24, 2021
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