Are you afraid of lizards? They are considered a house pest, yet they’re actually the least harmful type of common house pest.
Every once in a while, you’ll see these pests plastered on the walls and ceilings of our cozy homes. This is normal, but if left unchecked, they can start creating nests and laying eggs in your home and they’ll be hard to eradicate.
Once they start growing in numbers, they are hard to get rid of and are very swift, which is why catching them at times is nearly way beyond our means. There are a plethora of places where lizards can be, so keep your eyes and ears on alert!
Here are 4 tips to keep lizards out of your homes
Keep your house clean
Keeping your house clean is one of the best preventive measures you can take to keep them out of your home. Since lizards look for damp and dark places to create their nesting grounds, places like the basement or storage room are ideal resting spots for lizards.
Keeping your storage rooms and basement organised and dry will help reduce the chances of lizards creating breeding spaces in your home.
Avoid stagnant water
Like other reptiles, lizards require water to survive. Without a source of water, they will not last long inside your home and be forced to move places to look for water.
Water is essential at homes. The best you can do is to keep drinking water covered, avoid having stagnant water in containers and flower pots. Wipe up all excessive water in wash basins too. Read more on danger of stagnant water breeding of mosquitoes
Keep insects out of your home
Lizards love insects. In fact, insects are the main diet of many lizard species, both small and large. When there is an abundance of insects around at home, you can expect that a couple of them will be close by. Insects like flies, ants, mosquitoes and spiders are just some of the few insects that lizards love to snack on.
Preventing the primary pest infestation in the first place helps in keeping lizards out of your home, ultimately.
Cover cracks and holes
Because common house lizards are small, they use their small size to fit inside small cracks in your home’s walls and foundations to enter your home without you noticing them. House lizards can be as small as 3-5 inches, making them small and agile enough to move around your home easily.
Do careful monitoring of your home’s walls and structures by having monthly checks–especially during the rainy season–around your home for cracks and holes. Seal them.
Get pest control assistance
Protect your home from a lizard invasion. Start taking proactive actions by speaking with a pest control specialist today. To learn more about our lizard control solutions, get in touch with experts at Rentokil today.
Call us at (65) 6347 8138 or visit our website to learn more.