Lizards are harmless creatures, but can be unsettling in your home or garden. This page contains natural repellents for lizards.
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How do I really get rid of house lizards? You know it's really annoying me and distracting me from my regular work. They unexpectedly fall from the ceiling or from the wall and run under the feet here and there, creating a lot of disturbance. Can we get rid of this pressure? Is there any answer other than feeding a cat in the house? Thanks.
By Hariprasad from south India
Hey, in south India you want the lizards in your house they are your friends! They eat the mozzies (and other bugs) although I do understand the pooh they leave behind is not very nice, but I find this a small price to pay. I would be more worried about the very large spiders and snakes! Learn to love the lizards/geckos! (05/28/2010)
I agree with Meshelle, but if you have dozens of them perhaps you could try catching them and putting them back outdoors. If you have screens on all your windows and screen doors on all of your exterior doors that will greatly help keep them from coming in. (05/28/2010)
They will eat cockroaches and fight the bigger ones so I personally would rather have lizards any day vs roaches.
If they have nothing to eat, then they leave. Think of it that way. (05/28/2010)
I have lizards in NC. I can tolerate them outside, but when they started coming in the house I bought those plug-in pest controls. The supposedly emit a high pitched tone that gets rid of pests (even mice). I haven't seen any lizards in the house since I bought them, so I think they're working well. Good luck! (06/04/2010)
I am facing a problem with lizards in my home. I keep some empty eggs also, but there is no result.
My cats would love to come to your house! (04/28/2010)
How can I get a lizard out of the house?
LOL. You're trying to get one out of the house and I usually beg them to come in! I like having them come in because they take care of the other critters that get in that aren't as welcome! (07/22/2009)
Cricketnc is right. Lizards are after other bugs. They are afraid of people, so shouldn't bother you. (07/24/2009)
I hate lizards more than any other creepy crawly. This is what I have done. Checked roof outside, sealed all gaps and holes near roof with cement. Checked inside and sealed every tiny gap in ceiling board, around doors, windows and every crevice with silicone. Check very carefully, it is amazing how many tiny holes there are in our homes.
I used thick sticky rubber strips all around doors and windows. All windows are fly screen, check carefully for those tiny gaps in installation. I have also trimmed off all trees, shrubs which touch the walls of the house. I have moved lights so they stand on poles in the garden and not on the walls of the house. I put egg shells crushed everywhere, but saw one sitting on them, so it appears they are not scared of them. I have also sprinkled borac powder on top of the boundary walls to prevent them coming in from neighbor's yard.
The birds and pets are safe as the wall is glass topped and birds do not sit on it. Let us see if this works. Let's see the result. (07/24/2009)
Right up there with frogs. They love bugs, great bug catchers. (07/24/2009)
When I lived in Thailand, it was common to have a lizard fall on the bed from the ceiling. We realized that they scuttled in through the spirit threshold (all thresholds are raised one inch to keep spirits out, and each house has a spirit house out front for them to stay in). We finally got fly paper and the lizards started looking for other guests. (07/24/2009)
By Amy Crowley
Thumbs up to cricketnc. We live in South FL, and when I'm seeing little lizards now and then in the house, I'm not seeing palmetto bugs comin' for a visit (or ants, or anything else). I'll take those lizards anytime! (07/24/2009)