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Keeping Lizards Out of Your Home

When you see them outdoors, many people think lizards are fun, fascinating creatures. Find one inside, and it’s a whole different story. If you frequently see lizards around the exterior of your home, there is no reason they might not try to make their way into your home. Here are a few tips on how to keep them out.

One of the most important ways to keep lizards out of your home is to keep other bugs out. This may sound like a silly suggestion since no one is intentionally inviting pests into their home, but if you aren’t keeping up with basic pest control practices, lizards will have even more reason to travel inside. Lizards eat bugs, and if you eliminate their source of food, they will find your home much less appealing. However, this would be a good time to mention that if you for some reason don’t have a problem with lizards in your home, they are a good, natural pest control.

Sure, lizards are much larger than ants or fleas, but they can still fit through surprisingly small cracks and holes. For this reason, it’s important to keep all cracks sealed or caulked. During warmer months, it’s easy to leave the door open as you’re going in and out, but unless you have a screen door, this is just asking for lizards to sneak inside.

Lizards often spend time in wood piles, plants or debris. Therefore, you should avoid having any of these things up against the exterior of your home where it can serve as a bridge into your home.

There are also a number of pest control products made specifically for lizards. Glue traps are a common way to catch lizards inside your home. If it’s important to you that you don’t kill the lizard in the process, you can usually free them from the glue using vegetable oil and then set them free outside.

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