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Offline HappyBee

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Those darn lizards!
« on: July 06, 2017, 10:08:58 AM »
I've been living with this for years now and finally about to flip my lid! How do we deal with those lizards / geckos that seem to get in anywhere and poop everywhere (including on us)?!

Has anyone found any solutions that work?

We don't use air con because we don't need it where we are. So aside from that, what can we do to get rid of them?

We used to have a cat who loved eating them but he has since decided he doesn't want to live with us. The lizards, however, remain no matter what I do.

Are there any surfaces they can't grip on to? Perhaps I could use that for a ceiling  :-\
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Re: Those darn lizards!
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2017, 10:34:24 AM »
How do we deal with those lizards / geckos

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp0sRmpy5xM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp0sRmpy5xM</a>



I've got a few of these around.  They work okay.  Small crickets are the best bait.

The nieces feed the botiki we harvest to our poultry.


Hope this helps.

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Re: Those darn lizards!
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2017, 10:38:52 AM »
poop everywhere

I forgot to mention.  We learned to put our toothbrushes in zip-locks. 

Nothing like added flavor first thing in the morning!

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Re: Those darn lizards!
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2017, 12:53:41 PM »
I've been living with this for years now and finally about to flip my lid! How do we deal with those lizards / geckos that seem to get in anywhere and poop everywhere (including on us)?!

Has anyone found any solutions that work?

We don't use air con because we don't need it where we are. So aside from that, what can we do to get rid of them?

We used to have a cat who loved eating them but he has since decided he doesn't want to live with us. The lizards, however, remain no matter what I do.

Are there any surfaces they can't grip on to? Perhaps I could use that for a ceiling  :-\
Besides the poop as you described, they are actually harmless and good of getting rid of mosquitoes.  I rather have them that getting all those nasty sickness that mosquitoes carries like dengue.

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Re: Those darn lizards!
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2017, 01:37:07 PM »
Lizard Kabobs!  :D

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Re: Those darn lizards!
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2017, 11:34:39 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp0sRmpy5xM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp0sRmpy5xM</a>



I've got a few of these around.  They work okay.  Small crickets are the best bait.

The nieces feed the botiki we harvest to our poultry.


Hope this helps.

Neat! Now I just have to work out how to catch the crickets  ;)
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Re: Those darn lizards!
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2017, 10:52:12 AM »
Neat! Now I just have to work out how to catch the crickets  ;)


Apparently crickets like sugar.  Use the same bottle method with sugar in the bottle to catch the crickets.  Wait long enough and the lizards will follow.

http://www.wikihow.com/Catch-Crickets


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Re: Those darn lizards!
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2017, 10:54:04 AM »
Besides the poop as you described, they are actually harmless and good of getting rid of mosquitoes.  I rather have them that getting all those nasty sickness that mosquitoes carries like dengue.

I got used to gecko's living as guests in the house while on Okinawa.   I now welcome their presence as they spend their evenings eating insects.   

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Re: Those darn lizards!
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2017, 11:48:04 AM »
I got used to gecko's living as guests in the house while on Okinawa.   I now welcome their presence as they spend their evenings eating insects.
No idea what the fuzz is with these harmless creatures that actually helps in controlling and ridding of all these insects and mosquitoes that carries disease.

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Re: Those darn lizards!
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2017, 12:31:59 PM »
The lizards are great.  For extra entertainment can lead them around the wall and ceiling with a laser pointer.  They will follow it.

Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

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Re: Those darn lizards!
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2017, 03:12:40 PM »
Apparently crickets like sugar.  Use the same bottle method with sugar in the bottle to catch the crickets.  Wait long enough and the lizards will follow.

http://www.wikihow.com/Catch-Crickets




Excellent! Thanks :)
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Re: Those darn lizards!
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2017, 03:15:55 PM »
No idea what the fuzz is with these harmless creatures that actually helps in controlling and ridding of all these insects and mosquitoes that carries disease.

It's just the constant having to clean up their poop and also getting pooped on, while eating, sleeping or trying to sit and relax. Guess it's a problem for me because I'm the one who cleans the house!

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Re: Those darn lizards!
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2017, 04:10:59 PM »
It's just the constant having to clean up their poop and also getting pooped on, while eating, sleeping or trying to sit and relax. Guess it's a problem for me because I'm the one who cleans the house!
I guess you ain't a "Happy Bee"  after all.   :) Cheers.

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Re: Those darn lizards!
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2017, 06:53:16 PM »
I guess you ain't a "Happy Bee"  after all.   :) Cheers.

Still happy (or trying to be). Life's too short to be otherwise :)
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Re: Those darn lizards!
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2017, 02:25:06 PM »
I don't mind them as long as they stay on the walls and not the ceilings.  Tina found some "foam/rubber" style balls.  On top of those my parents sent some hackey sacs and hard foam balls for the kids and they no longer use.  I started aiming for the lizards on the ceiling when i saw them and in about 3 months they rarely went up there.  After about a year they just stopped.  Once in a while we still see one up there but even my doubting Tina(She swore there was no way to stop them) now will throw a ball at one.  Been months since we last saw one trying out the danger zone.
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