A lizard has any of more than 5,500 species of reptiles belonging in the order Squamata (which includes snakes, suborder Serpentes). Lizards are scaly-skinned reptiles usually differentiated from snakes by their movable eyelids, external ear openings, and possession of legs. However, some traditional lizards lack one or more of these features. For example,

  • limb degeneration has occurred in glass lizards and other lizard species. 
  • Motile eyelids have been lost in some geckos, and night lizards.
  • External ear openings have disappeared in this specie.


Lizards populate diverse habitats that range from underground warrens and tunnels to the surface and tall vegetation. Some move slowly and rely on an esoteric camouflage for protection, while other kinds of lizards can run swiftly even across thick sands. The extinct group of lizards is the Mosasauridae specie, in which they were strictly marine, this specie of lizard feeds on algae.


The functions of lizards in human ecology are defectively recognized. However, lizards are the sources of food and clothing or agents of pest control, whereas others are pests. Some more giant lizards (such as the iguanas commonly found in the American continent) are eaten and are essential. Others are used to produce leather material. Monitor lizards and Tegus are harvested for their skins. These skins have a significant effect on local markets of rural areas, which is a thriving commodity boosting the economy in Third World countries. However, lizards are often depicted as insectivores, while some other kinds of species feed on plant material. Strict herbivory has evolved independently in several reptiles.


Howsoever, lizards consume large amounts of insects and other invertebrates, especially in the tropics and in deserts. Giant predatory lizards (such as monitors and tegus) can be pests—often preying on farm animals or stealing chicken eggs—that affect ranchers and farmers' livelihoods.


Moreover, some relatively small lizard species, such as Geckos, have colonized many islands by rafting with humans on boats and have also invaded cities and towns everywhere in the world. For instance, in Brazil, the Mediterranean Gecko is so prevalent in houses and buildings that most Brazilians know more about it on their investigation. The Mediterranean Gecko seems to do very well living with human's active operations but does not seem to invade inactive environments.


Lizards do not transmit disease and pose little threat to humans who take appropriate precautions when managing them. Lizards are often infected with diverse parasites, including a type of malaria, but they tend to be species-specific. Salmonella bacteria, Tuberculosis can be transmitted from a lizard to a human, mainly if it directly comes in contact with a person's mouth. It is advisable to practice good personal hygiene.

Moreover, the Gila monster is poisonous. This specie bites humans only when provoked, and fatalities are very rare. Among the most harmless lizards are geckos, which are falsely believed to be highly poisonous by many indigenous cultures, which the reasons for such believes seem to be vague. However, the Geckos' nocturnal activity and the ability to walk up smooth vertical surfaces could seem supernatural to some cultures.


Many people are scared by their presence despite their being sterile. FUMIGATION WAREHOUSE recommends the use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques for effective results, but here are some DIY tips on how to prevent lizard and geckos infestations;


  • Mosquito Repellent 

The fewer insects in your home, the lesser lizards you'll find Because lizards and geckos feed on insects. Proper inspection around your home, Maybe you still have some elements that attract mosquitoes such as dirt stall water, which needs to be disposed of properly. Moreover, the mosquito repellent also gets rid of pesty geckos. Apply the liquid-repellent to the place where they are often active, and the spots where they hide. The repellent does not kill the lizard and gecko, but they find the scent of the chemicals unpleasant. 

  • Regular And Adequate Sanitation

wash the cabinets under sinks regularly, and try to keep them dry (use newspapers to line the base and change them often). Enclosed cabinets are a favorite spot for lizards to lay their eggs. Due to their nocturnal behavior, They like that it's damp and usually warm. If you have pipes that happen to leak a bit, it provides them with a free water source. Frequently inspect the cabinets beneath the sinks, and try to keep them dry at all times; you can also use newspapers or magazines to line the base and change them frequently). In other words, this exercise will also prevent wood rotting.

  • Reduce The Heat Temperature 

To make lizards disturbed, you'll need to turn up the air-conditioning and keep th/e room chilly, around 25 degrees centigrade. Remember your biology lessons in Secondary school? Lizards, unlike us mammals, cannot regulate their body temperature. And while lizards still survive everywhere globally (except Antarctica), they are fewer in cold climates. Unfortunately, only using a fan or opening a window won't cut it. To make lizards disturbed, you'll need to turn up the air-conditioning and keep the room chilly, around 25 degrees centigrade, at least. This ramps up your air-conditioning bill, though – if you have to do it, maybe do it for the night when you're turning in.

  • Eggshells

Lizards dislike the smell that comes from chicken eggs and will keep clear of any spaces with that eggy scent. Placing the eggshell where lizards infest tends to be messy and untidy; Instead, wipe the shells dry with a piece of tissue, then leave them close to where the lizards frequent. Lizards dislike the scent that comes from eggs (to begin to think of it, many of us also find the egg scent unpleasant too). They'll keep clear of all areas with that egg scent.

  • Sliced Garlic

slicing garlic will let out a smell that lizards find them distasteful. Slice a garlic clove, and place it at the spots where lizards have infested. The scent is also unpleasant to gecko and lizards. You can also set it close to a table fan to blow it across the room.

PS: Note that you need to slice or cut into it for the scent out and spread.

  • Remove Fruits And Potted Plants

Due to their nocturnal attitude, lizards tend to feed on the bowls of fruits that's been left exposed on the table or the kitchen, and you can expect to hear lizards chirping during nighttime. As for your potted plants, well – maybe now you know why there are little rips and holes in those leaves. In any case, having fewer of these out in the open will draw fewer lizards.

  • Naphthalene Balls

Mothballs are a great deterrent of lizards. Naphthalene balls will drive away lizards, as well as many other kinds of pests. But be careful using naphthalene balls if you have young children or pets – you don't want either to play with the naphthalene balls or worse, eat them (it can cause nausea and vomiting if ingested, even if a child puts her finger in her mouth after touching them).


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