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How to get rid of lizards in our homes

Lizards are considered very harmful guests that may be found in our homes, feeding on mosquitoes, pests, and spiders. Although the lizards keep the environment clean, they make humans feel frightened. There are many reasons for the existence of lizards in our homes. If your house is full of small insects or bugs, lizards will spread in your house as these insects are considered food to lizards. If your kitchen is dirty because of the existence of the unwashed dishes, the insects will spread in your kitchen, leading to the spread of the lizards. If you are concerned of cleaning the dark places in your house, lizards will have a place in your house, as lizards live in dark places, like behind cupboards, wardrobes, furniture, etc. A few lizard species are venomous as Gila monster and Mexican beaded lizard, causing death to humans. There are many symptoms of lizard poisoning as faintness, Sweating, Vomiting, Nausea, Chills, Weakness, Numbness, Dizziness, Painful lymph nodes, Enlarged lymph nodes, Breathing problems, Increased heart rate, Puncture wounds on skin, slightly reduced blood pressure, Spread of swelling, Swelling at site of bite and  pain at site of bite. Lizards can enter our house through small apertures around the house, so you should do your best to prevent them from entering at all , using window screens to prevent them from entering your house through windows . You should also use an anti-lizard spray, spraying it in the corners, under the stove or in the dark places in your house as lizards like to hide in it. There are very effective home remedies to get rid of lizards:

1-Naphthalene Balls

Naphthalene Balls are considered the most effective remedy to get rid of lizards. You may put the naphthalene balls in the corners, windows, under the stove, and in the entrances of your house. After the lizards smell the naphthalene balls, it will run away.

2- Electric Repellent

Electric Repellent is considered of the most effective home remedies that we can use to get rid of lizards, not being very harmful for human beings, being available in the shops. This electric repellent emits sounds that the lizards can’t stand it, and will leave your house and won’t return it again.

3-Egg shells

Egg shells are considered one of the most effective ways to help us to get rid of lizards in our houses. You may put some egg shells on the corners and the windows. Lizards assuming that there is another organism in that area. You should change the egg shells after every 3-4 weeks.

4- Coffee powder

Coffee powder is considered one of the most effective ways to get rid of lizards. You will mix the coffee powder with tobacco powder, making small balls of this mixture, putting these balls on the places that the lizards may hide in it. When the lizards eat these balls, they will die or they will leave your house.

5- Garlic

Garlic is considered a very common ingredient that is used in kitchen because of its pungent taste and smell, being one of the most effective remedies to get rid of lizards. When you hang some garlic cloves around your house, putting it on the corners and the entrances of the house, lizards will leave your house immediately, as they can’t stand the smell of garlic.

6- Pepper spray

Pepper spray is considered one of the most effective remedies to get rid of lizards. You will prepare this remedy by mixing water with crushed black pepper, spraying it all around the house, in kitchen racks, under the stove, fridge and the very dark corners. This mixture will make the lizards leave your house.

7-Onion

Onion is considered one of the most effective remedies to get rid of lizards, containing sulphur compounds that causes bad odour. You should hang the onions around the doors, windows and the other entrances in the house or you may put the onions in the places that the lizards are used to hide in it. The lizards can’t stand the smell of onions, so it will leave your house. You may also use a spray made of a mixture onion juice and water to get rid of lizards.

8- Bird feathers

Bird feathers are considered one of the effective remedies to get rid of the lizards, being a natural remedy to get rid of these harmful creatures in our houses. When lizards see these bird feathers, they will become frightened of them, thinking that there are birds in the area.

9- Tabasco Sauce

Tabasco Sauce is considered one of the most effective home remedies that you make at home to overcome the problem of existence of the lizards at your house, mixing hot sauce with water, shaking it well, spraying it under the stove, behind the shelves, and around the corners in your house. This effective home remedy will repel the lizards, and they will flee your house.

10-House Cat

The most surprising thing you should know about cats that they like to nab lizards, besides their loving to catch rats, so if you don’t have a cat, you should have  one at your house to help you to get rid of the lizards. If you already have a pet cat, you are for in a win.

11-Mouse Trap

There is no doubt that mouse trap is considered an effective way to get rid of mice and rats. It is also an effective way to get rid of lizards. You may put the mouse trap on the places that the lizards hide in it as the entrances of your house, having a dead lizard that you will throw it away your house.

12- Cold water

Cold water is considered one of the best remedies to get rid of these lizards, as they are sensitive to the temperature, becoming shocked when they are exposed to a great temperature change. When you see a lizard crawling on the wall, you would splash cold water on it. If the lizard is still alive, you should kill it, collecting it in a dust pan, throwing it out of the house.

13- Cardboard Box method

If you don’t like killing the harming insects, you should use this method to get rid of the lizards. When you see a lizard crawling on the wall, you may try to corner it, trapping it inside a cardboard box, covering it with the lid, throwing it away outside the house.

14- Phenyl Tablets

ALL of us use phenyl tablets, putting it on our bathrooms to keep them clean, as it spreads a good smell. Not only it spreads good smell in the house, but also it is used to get rid of lizards. You should keep some of these tablets around the house to get rid of the lizards.

15-Flypaper

Flypaper is considered one of the effective ways that you may use to get rid of the lizards easily, sticking it in the walls around the dark places that lizards hide in it, around the corners and near the light sources. The lizards will get stuck to the flypaper, and you can get rid of them easily.

16-Indirect method

When you intend to get rid of the lizards, you shouldn’t forget the indirect method. Lizards feed on small insects, and enter your house to feed on them, so you should do your best to get rid of these small insects at first, then you will prevent lizards from entering your house.

Most lizards bite their preys, squirting blood through their naked eye, while the other lizards wave their tail to scare predators away. Most lizards bite for self-defense, but many lizards that are kept in captivity are less likely to bite humans. Most lizards open their mouth as a warning for biting. Wall lizards have a flattened body, having long limbs and long toes, having an angular head with a prominent jaw. Males are measuring about 16-23 cm, while the females are smaller in length and weight. Its tail is twice taller than its body. Its back is green or brown with black blotches, having a very light creamy brown belly with light spots that get denser at the throat. These wall lizards can climb and run, jumping from an object to another when it is chased. They feed on flying and ground insects such as flies and spiders, being fast predators that can jump to catch the flying insects. Wall lizards lay 3: 11 eggs, according to the size of the female. These eggs are buried in the ground or placed under a piece of bark or a rock, incubating for a month until the young wall lizards hatch. Wall lizards usually appear between November and March, found on rock faces, open woodlands and human created areas as stone and wood piles, brick and stone walls. They are also found on the sides of houses.

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