Do these “5 things if you notice a wall gecko in your house”
There is a popular belief that gecko lizards aren’t harmful and shouldn’t be killed. In fact, it is forbidden in some culture to kill them. But sadly, recent stories we have been reading via the internet has made this hitherto house friend an enemy.
Some people are always uncomfortable at the sight of wall geckos in their houses. A major reason for the dislike of this kind of reptile is the fact that some species of wall geckos appear only at night and hide in the day. Their appearance may be queer and fishy to a lot of people, hence making them to be seen as being a suspicious creature.
Another odd fact about wall geckos or house lizards is that they are a group of reptiles that are only seen on the walls of our buildings and houses unlike the normal lizard.
Here are few tips that can help you eliminate or repel wall geckos in your apartment:
If you have eggshells, you can place them around your home to scare off geckos.
If you have mothballs, you can place them around to repel geckos.
If you have coffee and tobacco, you can make a gecko poison.
If you have garlic cloves, you can use them to repel geckos with the odour.
If you have onions, cut some up to keep geckos at bay.
If you have cayenne pepper or Tabasco sauce, you can make a homemade pepper spray.
(1) Pepper-spray around your home.
Homemade pepper sprays are highly effective in getting rid of geckos.
Simply spray areas with a pepper dilution.
You can make your own using any hot sauce. The cheapest out there will do just fine for this type of application.
There are premixed sprays you can purchase as well if you need to do so.
Mixing your own is easy because all you need is a spray bottle and a good dollop of hot sauce mixed with water.
You can use a little bit of cooking oil if you want a lot to stick in one particular spot.
You can mix it as strong as you want. However, be cautious about mixing it too strong if you have some sensitive plants or other vegetation you care about.
(2) Place some eggshells. This is a very effective and inexpensive way to scare away geckos: they see eggshells and they think “predator.” Leave two eggshell halves around your home, such as at outdoor entryways, or in the kitchen.
Do not crush the eggshells, leave them in two halves.
One two-halves pair at every entrance should be enough: the geckos just need to run into it, then they’ll run away from it.
To keep the eggshells fresh, change them every 3 to 4 weeks.
(3) Clear out the Clutter
The more places there are for geckos to hide, the more of them you will attract. A lot of us have items that we simply don’t use anymore. Reducing clutter is a goal to strive for.
If you are having trouble then just take it room by room, so you don’t feel overwhelmed.
Kids and teenagers can help out as well.
You can make reducing clutter fun by giving everyone some treat afterwards.
Hiding spaces are critical to lizards surviving in your home. They are most comfortable where they can hide with ease.
Drawers and doors that close are helpful in keeping geckos away from your stuff;
Nevertheless, be aware they can squeeze into a tight space; therefore, don’t be surprised to open a door and startle one if you are having a major problem with them.
Reducing piles and clutter will make your home look better, and you can donate usable items to charity and help make the world a better place for everyone. Goodwill and the Salvation Army will sometimes come to your home and pick up larger donations. This saves you the hassle of transporting your stuff somewhere.
(4) Eliminate all insect in your house via routine fumigation or use of insect killer. Gecko lizards feed on insects and if insect are not available in your home/office, they won’t like to live there. So regular fumigation or use of insecticides can help eliminate insect in your house.
(5) Plant Some Mothballs
Typically, moth-balls are used to protect articles from moths, cockroaches, ants, flies, and wall geckos. Mothballs are small balls of chemical pesticide and deodorant which is sometimes used when storing clothing and other articles which can easily get damaged from the mould.