Being in Upstate New York, we do not see as many lizards as you might see in Florida. That said, there are still outbreaks of lizard infestations, especially as the weather cools now & they are looking for a winter place to stay warm...
Not many of us are fans of these unwelcoming reptiles in lurking silently in the walls of our homes. Most of the time you can find lizards outside on your porch or patio but if you’re not careful or unfortunate, these lizards might just find a way to creep into the comfort of your house.
Lizards don’t only look icky but they can be poisonous especially if they hang around in your kitchen. Getting rid of lizards is not an easy job. Not only do you need quick reflexes but a heart of steel to kill these critters. What’s more, lizards are experts at hiding in the narrowest of places that can make them difficult to kill.
The best way to get rid of lizards in your home is to prevent them from ever entering it. With a few smart steps, you can easily lizard-proof your house in no time.
Seal Holes and Cracks
Lizards can wriggle their way into your house through narrow gaps in your windows even the space under your door. Air conditioner vents are another important entry route for these reptiles. Seal all these holes and entry routes with rubber or cloth to prevent them from getting into your house in the first place.
Clean, Clean, Clean
It’s a fact that lizards are attracted to clutter and mess. Keeping your house clean and organized is a long-term lizard prevention tip. Lizards tend to hide in the mess so you need to get rid of their hiding places immediately.
Turn the Lights Off
Lizards like to hang around near the lights. So if you have a porch light that is always turned on, you’ll probably see an army of lizards around it at night. Keep the lights off in places you don’t want lizards to be.
Turn Down the Temperature
Since lizards are cold-blooded animals, their favorite time of the year are the summers because of the heat. In winters, they hibernate completely. To keep lizards away from your home in the summers, keep your house cool to make the room temperature unfriendly for these reptiles.
If your house is already suffering from a lizard infestation, you should call a pest control company now to help you eradicate them from your house completely.