When I stayed in India there was always lots of lizards around. I think I had 4 living in my tiny room. They never bothered me. Once, one fell into my bucket. I was napping and woke up to my bucket moving around. I was terrified to look inside, but laughed when it was just a lizard.
interesting...it suggests a lack of screens or door/windows that are left open.
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I love lizards, they have the cutest little faces. We have lots of large ones living outside. It would freak me out to see one in the house but I could never kill it. I would open the door and guide it out.
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Wow, that's not a fun problem to have. I'm interested to know where you live that the issue would be that bad. I would go with most other suggestions others have made and get a cat and/or dog. Best of luck!
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Well, that's a different kind of pest problem than what I am used to. I guess that's Malaysia for you! I live in Minnesota, in the north central US; we border on Canada. And the biggest indoor pests we have are mice, the occasional squirrel or raccoon, and some smaller bugs.
I hope you get it figured out soon. Dealing with an infestation is never fun.
HAHAHAHAHA. I'm sorry, I personally LOVE Lizards, and frogs and turtles... and dogs.. pretty much all animals. Because of this I find it wildly hilarious when other people freak out about them. hahaha OMG. I having really nothing pertinent to add to this conversation... but I thought that I would throw this in... We live in a rural part of Florida and the tree frogs are incredibly numerous around here. It is difficult sometimes to walk through the front door at night time and stop them from jumping in. One day, I went into my mother in laws old bed room (she moved out a year ago) and walked into the bathroom to find one of these tree frogs living in the toilet. I decided that no one is to use that toilet until he is captured and returned to the out doors. Suffice it to say, it's been 2 months and he has STILL managed to allude capture and apparently is enjoying his new home.... lol We have NO idea what he is eating.... hahahahaha
Eowyn, weren't you talking about wanting to get a cat? This would be one point to help in the negotiations with your parents.
I love seeing lizards outside, but it completely creeps me out when they're indoors. I just can't deal with the way their little squiggly-iggly feet skitter. Right now I'm living in a travel trailer that's raised off the ground, so they don't get in, but when I live in the National Park employee housing, I have to deal with a chameleon or gecko at least once a week. And you can't kill anything in the park-- not that I'd want to, because their little dead bodies are even creepier than their little live skittery feet.
Get this thing called RID X - it plugs in and goes to work.
It doesn't eliminate entirely but it has made a HUGE difference around here
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Hey Dragonchilde...if you want to pet skinks..you should come to my house! We are over run with them! Some are smaller and blue/purple, etc. But we also have some very large ones that are buff colored with orange heads and they are aggressive.
We had one that kept getting in the house...first in the bathtub, then in the toilet and then just strolling across the kitchen floor...may he rest in peace...he is now in the landfill!
I do not like them and wish I knew how to get rid of them permanently!
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I agree with everyone else.....definitely get a cat. Can you catch them with honey until you get more flypaper......just a thought. I guess it would have to be really thick honey to hold em. I am not a fan of any type of reptile!
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Get screens on your doors and windows. Get a cat. We have 1000's of lizards outside. Once in a while one will get in , but it sounds like you have open air living.
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We have those little gecos here in N.C. One got in the house once and freaked me out. Sounds like you have an infestation of them.
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Glitterfairy, I don't htink that's weird at all. I spent 10 minutes the other day chasing skinks outside of my house because I wanted to pet one. ;)
AAAAAAAAAWWWW! I'm one of those weird kind of people that thinks little lizards and frogs are freaking adorable. My 50lbs lost reward may be a little Peruvian tree frog tattoo. Rather, a tattoo of a little Peruvian tree frog.
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Me and my family were getting sick of lizards running all over the table tops, living room floor, and scaring the daylights out of anyone opening a cupboard door! My Mom also has an unholy fear of the lizards getting into her food, hence we always keep the food on the tables covered. Even the toaster has to be covered, otherwise, heaven forbid!, if a lizard got into the toaster........well, I'll leave that up to your imagination..............
I didn't even realize how many lizards were running around our house until my Dad brought home one of those fly-trapper things. In 3 days, we caught 7! That's right! 7 lizards! My Dad tried to get the same fly-trapper but they were out of stock. Since then, he keeps on trying different brands. To date, we've caught about 5 more lizards! Not all at once. Not all fly-trapper things are equally attractive to the lizards, apparently.
We are waging a war on the lizards! I know, they eat flies and mosquitoes, they're supposed to be friends! But they also poo all over the tables and floors! Enough is Enough!
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