What Are Lizards?
Lizards are small-sized reptiles with dry, scaly skin, regenerating tails, and the ability to crawl up walls and ceilings.
Lizards scurry their way into homes often by accident while looking for insects to eat. If you are seeing Lizards more often, it may indicate your property has an insect problem.
Lizards are reptiles and have over 5,000 different species found in every area of the world except for Antarctica.
Lizards have dry, scaly skin, a soft body, movable eyelids, a small neck and a long tail that they can shed from their body to escape from predators.
Lizards are constantly on the hunt for food and drawn to homes with bug problems so they can feast on insects such as flies, mosquitoes, ants, beetles, grasshopper and spiders. They usually hide in dark places like cupboards, wardrobes, furniture, etc.
Lizards are active all year long but these cold-blooded animals are more likely to invade structures during winter for shelter and heat as well as to seek out food sources.
Lizards can enter your house through pipes, vents, windows, and cracks in the foundation. A lizard infestation usually starts from the kitchen and bathroom where there is more insect activity.
Are house lizards dangerous?
No. House lizards are actually the least dangerous amongst all the common house pests in Singapore. They do not carry any diseases and often help to control the insect population in homes.
What To Look For
You should be looking for Lizards themselves and any entry points around the outside of your home that lizards can possibly use to gain access indoors. Lizards don't leave behind any traits to show you that they've been around, aside from possibly their own wiggling tail which can regenerate.
You could try to locate lizard droppings, which look like a small pellet with a white ball at the end. Lizards move quickly and can their little squeaks and movements can be heard as well.
1) Lizards are a very common companion in the houses. These little reptiles keep the insect population down, so it’s best to chase them out instead of trying to poison or kill them. If you are afraid of lizards, the presence of one in your living room might be, creepy
2) Lizards tend to avoid confrontation. Bites are only inflicted when they are manipulated or when they are cornered and feel threatened. Lizard bites may be frightening but most do not cause serious health problems. The wall lizard or gecko, found in most homes, is not poisonous at all.
3) These are reptiles that often roam around your house and carry diseases. If you are you a Scoliodentosaurophobic, lizards give you goosebumps and make you run miles in the opposite direction. Although it’s small in size, the presence of lizards makes you feel uneasy because the droppings are difficult to get rid off when they are dry. These lizards usually hide during the day and go out for food at night. It is also adaptable and is a predator for insects such as flies and spiders. Also, house lizards are less aggressive compared to other lizard species.
How To Get Rid of Lizards In The Home, Garage, Yard, etc.
To capture lizards, we suggest laying out several glue traps around your home and before long, they will be caught.
24x7 serves as an indirect lizard repellent by targeting the food source attracting Lizards to your property.
24x7 team Insecticide to indoor cracks and crevices where lizard activity was noted to continue to control problem insects and ward Lizards away from your home.
Preventing Lizard Reinfestation
How long can a lizard survive without eating?
The time period of a lizard surviving without feeding depends on the species it belongs to. While adult bearded dragons can survive without food for about three weeks, the leopard gecko can survive about a month without eating. But, most lizards store water and fat in their tails, which helps them survive.
Controlling lizards is easy. First you should take away their food by doing a little pest control around the house. Next you should set out some repellent granules or repellent spray and lastly, consider setting out lizard traps if they’re inside the home.
Measures to Take for Keeping Lizards Away
Apart from opting for extreme measures to keep your home lizard-free, you can also follow a few necessary steps to avoid having to deal with a lizard infestation. Following the below dos and don’ts can be a great way of keeping lizards away from entering the home.
Keep your house clean. A well-kept home will have fewer damp, dusty and closed off spots that can be appealing to a lizard
Close your windows and doors
Seal off any cracks, holes or openings that may serve as an entry point for the lizards or other pests
Lizards get attracted to lights like many other pests. So, turn off your lights when you aren’t in the room or when you don’t need it
Install metal screens to cover your open windows to prevent lizards from getting in
Do not cram up things within the house and leave the right amount of space, about 5 or 6 inches between your furniture and the walls to avoid giving lizards cosy hiding spots
Owning a cat can also keep pests at bay
Frames and hangings on the walls give lizards plenty of hiding spots. Limit the number of wall hangings that you have.
Try not to spill food or drinks on the floor
Stagnant water is where mosquitoes and insects breed and hence quite attractive to lizards. Clear out any stagnant water
Clear out trash cans regularly
Lizards are an unsightly addition to your home, especially if you cannot stand them. It is wise to get rid of them and keep your house clean and pest-free using the methods mentioned above. In addition to it, you can also get a cat which will kill or chase the lizards away. If you want to remove them without causing any harm to them, you can try trapping them in a cardboard box and releasing them outside
Do lizards bite?
Lizards can bite but that is usually the last resort. This happens when there is food competition or over lizard population. Their bites are generally not poisonous and might cause some pain, but more importantly, if a lizard has bitten you, remember to clean the wound and apply antiseptic cream to avoid an infection.
What smell do lizards hate?
Here are just a few examples of smells that lizards dislike:
“Spicy” and “pungent smell like pepper and chilli powder
While these smells can repel lizards, engaging professional pest control service in Singapore can get rid of them lizards in your home.
Exterminate the lizards before they multiply
Having one or two lizards around the house is no cause for alarm. However, when lizards start to increase in numbers, there can be a hidden nest somewhere for reproduction purposes. Knowing what attracts lizards in your home helps you to prevent unwanted attention. It’s still best to get a pest control specialist to help you manage a lizard infestation which is out of control.