Beverly from TN.
I catch them in an old plastic cup that I keep for catching unwanted critters that sneak in the house and then I put them back outside. You have to corner them and they will voluntarily go in the cup, because it's darker in there and they think it's safe. I just put my hand over the top so they won't get back out until I have them outside. If they are the typical green anoles that are found in the southeast, they don't bite - pretty much harmless, as far as I can tell. You could theoretically just catch them in your hands and put them outside, but I have never been able to do that. They do eat bugs, so I like to put them back on my vegetable plants! (04/26/2005)
I simply scoop them up and put them out. I can't keep them from getting in, they can go through a crack. If you can't catch them right away don't worry. They will find the way out or you can get them later. They will hide in your house plants, you may want to flush them out of there.
Try getting a cat, see if that helps. (04/27/2005)
I've sprayed them with a solution of water and Tabasco sauce, they hate it and don't seem to come back to the spot that has been sprayed. Sure don't like being sprayed with it. (07/12/2005)
I have two really big geckos in my room and I can never catch them they are very annoying and horrid looking and I think they are reproducing. I have renovated my room trying to get rid of them and they are still here. Is there any product or method to get rid of them. They are really fast. (08/06/2005)
Glue traps are cruel. They suffer. Lizards are harmless, Just follow the guest post to catch them in a cup. (08/17/2005)
The "Chalk" thing is called "Laxman Rekha" and is a product made in India. I guess you could try in some Indian stores in your area. Just draw with the chalk and the lizards will stay out for a while. Then do it again.
Hey, there is an Indian remedy to this, put a bunch of peacock feathers in the corner where they visit the most. they don't like the feathery touch... they will not visit that area ever again.
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The best idea was a lady who had over 2 dozen but loved them, sprayed them to catch with cold water to catch them. That causes them to lose their grip and land on the floor, and become slow and sluggish so easy to catch.
My husband sprayed our bathroom window and around our garage doors with wasp spray. It seemed to help keep the gecko/lizards out. The one inch ones get inside alot. I am now spraying the windows, doors, garage doors and brick around the house with Vick's Vapo Steam. It is about $8 dollars a bottle. You could wipe the Vick's Vapor Rub also. It seems to work for a short while. Just testing the waters with it. Hoping it works. (08/04/2007)
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