Are you sick and tired of spotting gecko poops
on the walls of your house, kitchen table top
and the dining table?
Caught some dead geckos in the air conditioning
units, smashed between the hinges of the doors and
computer power supply units ?
Although these geckos are harmless, they
distinctively stubborn house pests that aren’t afraid
Some of them may scamper away at the sight of
humans but some would just stay put, pretending
to be “dead”.
Reasons geckos / Lizards stay in your home
l Insects and humans’s food- Gecko loves flies
, moths, mosquitoes, bugs and rice!
l The ceiling lamps- Gecko laid eggs in the light
fittings in order to incubate the eggs.
l Lamps- Bees, flies, mosquitoes love to warm
lamps to keep themselves warm.
Hence, geckos are seen lingering around the lights,
waiting for their food served hot.
l When the weather is cold, geckos are found
hiding under the sofa, behind the cupboards, kitchen
cabinets which are dark and humid.
l Bits of food found around the house invites
geckos to hunt for food, especially in the kitchen and
How to Get Rid Of Geckos / Lizards
1. Egg Shells–
Geckos could not stand the smell of egg shells.
The white peppery coat on the shells are dried
under the sun, crushed and sprinkled over the
corners where geckos frequently poops.
Geckos hate the smell of pungent garlic, especially
slices or chopped garlic.
Whole bulb of garlic doesn’t bother them unless you
peel off the dry skin layers.
Place slices of garlic on the dining table, you can
keep away those pest geckos for days.
However, once the garlic juice dried up, the geckos
3. Hot Pepper Spray ( Chilli/ Cayenne Powder)-
Try homemade hot pepper spray to get rid of
Mix a bottle of water with 2 tbsp of hot pepper
( chilli powder) and slices of garlic.
Shake them well.
Spray along the locations where you can find geckos
4. Lemon grass –
Chop lemon grass into quarters, allow the juice to
Scatter them under the plates holder ( dispenser),
fridge, sinks and gas stove.
You can hinder the geckos from wandering around
5. Mouse Trap –
This is the last resort which is considered cruel,
Place bits of food such as rice, biscuits, dead flies on
the mouse trap.
You will definitely catch a gecko the next day.
However, if the mouse trap had caught its’ tail, the
geckos will “detach” it and escape.
So, there is a 50% chance of catching them red
handed and dead!
6. Sweep off bits of food –
Keep your house clean from bits of food drop on the
floor or on the dining table.
Geckos hide under the table, behind the bookshelves
, waiting for a chance to grab the bits of food
You can test this experiment yourself.
I had deliberately left a strand of noodle on the floor
, I sat cross legged on the sofa and waited.
In 10 min, a dark grey gecko crept out ( under the
sofa), made sure no one was around, quickly pulled
out its tongue to grab the noodle in a snap and
How do you get rid of geckos / Lizards?
Do you leave the geckos alone since they helped you to eat up the bugs and insects?
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