Lizards. Yucks!!

Lizard - Lizards.
Singapore
February 26, 2007 3:11am CST
I don't know why but lizards seem to favor my house. I have tried to do research but there seems to be very little information concerning how to get rid of them. The closest I come to was scattering egg shells (equally yucky!). So... any ideas out there?
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@yanjiaren (9031)
1 Mar 07
Oh my i think lizards are so cute lol. I am not a fan of cochroaches though, they suck big time in my book. It must be a lovely place for lizards to want to come and park at your home lol. Have fun but i don't know how to help you get rid of them.
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• Singapore
1 Mar 07
No no no, I refuse to agree that lizards are cute. :P They like to suddenly appear and dash across the place and jolt you suddenly. Rude and unfriendly to me. :PP
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@charms88 (7538)
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
I also have those little creatures in my house too. Wonder where they come from. One cure I can give you is to buy this something that looks like 2 pads with very sticky thing inside. I think it has a picture of rat in there. I'm not very sure about it. It was suppose to kill the other creatures here that started putting a house of their own. But instead, the lizards was the one who was sticked up in those pads. Try it. Its very effective.
@charms88 (7538)
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
Oh well, I thought you're looking for something to disinfect your house of lizards. Why not just pick them up and deport them somewhere...LOL...can't imagine how you're gonna do it.
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• Singapore
1 Mar 07
For the case of lizards - since they are supposedly kind enough to eat up the mosquitoes which I absolutely hate - I want them to disappear from my house without having to kill them. When I see them, I just... let live - unlike bugs, flies, mosquitoes, roaches, etc - I KILL them on sight. So these "friendly" lizs have been squatting without approved passports and I really wish to deport them. Who can help? :P
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• Singapore
1 Mar 07
cartoon rat - Cartoon rat.
Something like a rat trap? Sounds... cruel?
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@freak369 (5113)
• United States
1 Mar 07
Luck Be A Lizard - Tag line and logo for "Legend of the Laughing Gecko", an amusing series by author Bruce Hale.
In some cultures the lizard is considered good luck if it enters your house. I have had a few smal ones come in when it was extremely hot outside, I assume they were looking for a place to cool off. They didn't do anything, just found a spot on the inside wall, hung out for a while then left.
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• Singapore
1 Mar 07
Really? That is interesting... I never heard before about lizs being creatures representing good luck. I have heard about sparrows though and they visit my house (kitchen) frequent enough but we never struck lottery or anything. At least not yet. :P
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@kritipen (4082)
• United States
26 Feb 07
I am not sure if it really worked. But one of my friends purchased an ultra sound device the sound of which is very allergic to lizards so they never are there in her house. She says there is a substantial decrease in the number. Well i wouldnt believe it till i will find no insects at all in her house.
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• Singapore
26 Feb 07
Hmm.. ultrasound device for lizards? I have one at home for mosquitoes though I don't find it working too well. *arrgh..* But the next time I visit the mart, I am gonna check if they have such a device I can use. Thanks for the suggestion!
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• United States
5 Mar 07
If it was me I would catch them and take them back out side. I honestly dont know how to get rid of them sorry.
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• United States
1 Mar 07
That really freaks me out. I'm glad I dont have to deal with that where I live because I think I would have to move.
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@reinydawn (11645)
• United States
19 Jun 07
I love lizards and salamandars. They're just really cool to me. I don't know how to get rid of them, although they usually run when I try to pick them up. What I would like to know is - where did you get that picture??? It looks EXACTLY like a picture that I have that I took in Jamaica last December...
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@reinydawn (11645)
• United States
30 Sep 07
Jamaican Lizard - Lizard
Hey, I finally got around to finding my lizard pic from Jamaica. Looks pretty similar, eh???
• Singapore
19 Jun 07
I am trying to make myself like them... give me more time. :P As for the pic, I stole it somewhere. You mean that was your pic? Pls don't sue me ok? I will pay you back the 1 cent I got (not sure if I was paid for that pic though).
@emeraldisle (13139)
• United States
7 Mar 07
We have lots and lots of Gecko's in our area. Now they mostly stay out of the house but we also have a lot of cats. The cats do like to play with them and they don't last very long then. I happen to like having htem because they eat up the nasty bugs including Palmetto bugs, ugh I hate those things. They are far worse then the lizards trust me. Picture a cockroach bigger then your thumb and they can fly. They are very much a part of the south in the States especially Florida. The Gecko's eat them so I like having those around. I would suggest to keep them out of the house is get a few cats. They will get the message.
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• Singapore
7 Mar 07
Yes, I do like them because they help to munch up other pests but I don't like their presence still. :P
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@stailgate (2363)
• United States
6 Mar 07
wow, this is interesting. I have no idea how to get rid of them, but I just had to comment because I never heard of someone having a lizard problem. Where I live there are no wild lizards, and very few people even have them as pets in their home. I guess you learn all kinds of new things on here. This is really interesting. The worst things here to try and get rid of are things like mice, racoons, opposums, rodents in general.
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@gapeach65 (805)
• United States
6 Mar 07
I don't know if you can get rid of them, we have several that live around our front porch. Our thought is since we can't do anything about them and they don't bother anyone we'll just name them. So we did and we talk to them when we see them. We have Toby, Ozzie, and Harriet, we can't usually tell them apart so we just call them any one of the names. It make it a game, that way they don't bother us. Good luck with yours.
• Singapore
6 Mar 07
Oh boy, I'll never name them - though I do recognise them. :P Naming them seems to give the idea that I want them to stay - which is a definitely no! :PP
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@MsTickle (25180)
• Australia
7 Mar 07
You have to change your mind about lizards. They are clean and so cute and they eat mossies and other bugs, this last duty alone is worth a share in your home and your bank account...lol. I lived in Changi for a while and the most lizards we counted at one time in the loungeroom was 18. They were quite harmless. In our house at Seletar Hills there were none! Living in Queensland (Australia) we would find a few outdoors but under cover and where I am now in outback NSW I find the occasional one also outdoors. I LOVE them. If you can overcome your dislike of them they will cease to be a problem. Perhaps psychological therapy or hypnosis will help you. :P
• Singapore
8 Mar 07
Holy no! They are neither clean nor cute. :P And you kidding me, no? 18 at any one time?!!! I got hopping mad when the situation peaked - that was one mother liz and her babe.
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@afreddy (182)
• India
7 Mar 07
Lizard infestation yes sir that is a major problem which is not so difficult to resolve. The lizards are entering your home because they have food there. That as you have mentioned would most probably mean mosquitoes. What you need to do is take care of the food and the lizards will go away on their own. They normally are found where one has insects, cockroaches and grasshoppers are their favourite food. I had that kind of a problem, once I took care of the cockroaches, the lizard problem has disappeared
• Singapore
8 Mar 07
The thing is both are present. Both quitoes and lizs. Arghh..
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@sakana (260)
• Singapore
19 Jun 07
I get quite a lot of lizards in my house too! I quite like them because they're cute and because I hate being alone in the house. My mum doesn't like them because they leave their droppings on the walls but I think that just means they've been doing their work protecting us from mosquitoes and flies. Besides, it's not very noticeable. Haha I never knew you could get rid of lizards by scattering egg shells O.o the only solution I have would be to completely insect-proof your house, since lizards eat insects. Sounds expensive though. My sister's friend used to catch lizards, put them in plastic sandwich bags and staple them _
• Singapore
19 Jun 07
Cute? Are you sure? Cute?!! :P
• Singapore
20 Jun 07
I thought they would jump into your nose lol - that was what I was told. :P
@sakana (260)
• Singapore
19 Jun 07
Hehe why not! They're so small and their escape methods are really cool! I used to sit and watch their tails twitching around on the floor till my grandma came and told me it would jump into my ear and take over my brain :/
@2wicelot (2945)
21 Jun 07
I really don't know what to do here but i find lizards irritating. In fact I find all reptiles irritating.
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• Singapore
21 Jun 07
Same here!:P
• United States
19 Jun 07
My cats would LOVE to live at your house then .. when I lived in Florida near the Gulf of Mexico there was tons that would come in my patio and garden, they would love to sit out there and look for them, they always killed them, but not until they had played with them for awhile.
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• Singapore
20 Jun 07
You mean cats like lizards as well? I thought they only like Tom and Jerry. :P
• India
19 Jun 07
Yeah you and I seem to share the same opinion.I want to kill them but I am just too scared to do it...Cos until recently I thought they were poisonous but my friend told me otherwise.But still I hate them
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• Singapore
20 Jun 07
The best situation would be for them not to bother us so we have no need to bother them as well. ;-)
@Modestah (11179)
• United States
19 Jun 07
how cool to have lizards in your home! they will eat all the nasty bugs up for you. I would rather have a lizard than bugs and beetles! chickens will eat lizards, but you may find them being in the house a bit more troublesome (they have stinkier and bigger ploops)
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• Singapore
19 Jun 07
I don't want any of them. :P
@wachit14 (3595)
• United States
19 Jun 07
I just found this discussion and I thought it was funny only because we have no lizards where we live so I can't imagine what it's like to live in a place where they can get into your house. I'm not sure why, but they hate eggshells, but if that doesn't work, you can buy the sticky pads used to catch mice. They work equally well on lizards I have heard. If the problem continues you can always change your name to Lordwarlizard!
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• Singapore
19 Jun 07
Omg, what a hideous suggestion! :P And you are lucky if there are no pests in your house.:PP
@squaretile (3778)
• Singapore
19 Jun 07
I don't like lizards. Yeech. They look cold and slimy, and I'm sure they are cold if not slimy. reptile family right? I don't kill them because I don't want to touch them. the mosquito killing part is secondary. I especially don't like it *screams* when they dart across your feet or hand. No physical contact, please. But i guess they must be trying their best to avoid humans too. they always dart out of sight. just so happens that contact is made when quick movements are made by both parties. They seem to like hiding in the corner of my front door grill, giving me a jolt when I open the grill. actually I think i must have given them a jolt too - innocent lizzy having a nap then suddenly, cling clang clunk! As for a solution, I dunno. Pest exterminators? Thinking 'over the hedge' here.
• Singapore
19 Jun 07
Oh yes, you are right. I wouldn't want to touch them too. But I just let them live since they help with the 'quitoes.
• Philippines
19 Jun 07
Oh...i like lizards if they are up there in the ceiling. I don't mind them at all as long as they don't jump on me..LOL..They said they are the closest creature to God so you must not kill them. Just try to ignore them. ;)
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• Singapore
19 Jun 07
Really? Didn't know they have become religious. :P