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Facts and truths about the infestation of house lizards

Lizards are not something we expect to see in our homes. If anything, if there’s one running around the house, it’s more than likely the family pet. However, for some people, these lizards are nothing more than uninvited guests. You’ll see them running across the floor, up the walls, on the ceiling, and maybe even hear them inside the walls or ceiling. If there’s any good news in all this, it’s that these geckos are harmless.

The fear that you may experience around them is yours alone. If you’re not intimidated by their appearance or by this species of lizard in general, you might consider keeping one as a pet. We do not suggest you do that! Like many lizards, the house lizard is high maintenance. You would have to make a series of purchases and work hard to maintain the right environment for the lizard. Most people are not willing to give this level of commitment.

Domestic lizards are well known for entering homes through holes or cracks. If you own a home and can visually see any cracks or holes around the perimeter of your home, geckos can, too. They are very smart when it comes to finding the entrances to our houses. Once inside, if they find a new food source, and do so often, they won’t go off on their own. You will need to take some type of action to resolve the issue.

These little critters can easily get into foundation cracks or holes in the side of your home. Even if the space seems too small, it really isn’t. House lizards can also enter your home through cracks around windows. If you see one on the wall or ceiling, very close to one of your windows, you should inspect the area around the window very closely.

If you don’t take the time to seal or patch the holes and allow them to live in your home, the problem will not go away. There are some regions of the world where owners simply ignore them. This is because they are very effective when it comes to keeping the population of other insects at bay.

This is not a good reason to ignore the problem. You are replacing one pest with another. While a particular insect may decrease in number, the population of the domestic lizard will surely increase over time. So you will want to get rid of them. If you have other pets, particularly a dog or cat, they may be chasing lizards in your home. Keep your house clean and look for different lizard repellents and fly paper to get rid of lizards that are already in your home.

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