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How to Get Rid of Geckos

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If you do not live in Antarctica, chances are you got some geckos outside your home or may be inside!

Geckos are found all over the world and hence, they have a great tendency to adapt to  different ecosystems for their survival. These may include the deserts, tropical rainforests, grasslands, jungles, mountains and of course, your backyard or garden.

While some geckos, especially leopard gecko, are kept as a pet, not everyone would prefer to keep these creepy-looking creatures in their home. If you have spotted a gecko in your home and want to get rid of it as soon as possible, don’t panic! We are here to help you out with that!

In this article, we will be sharing some smart ways to get rid of these creepy pests, and that too without calling the help of professionals.

But before we get to the list of options to eliminate geckos, let us first acquaint you with some of the common traits of geckos, so that you can plan and adjust your operation cleanup accordingly.

About Geckos

Geckos come in all sizes, from ¾ inches in length to 14 inches. They are typically bright colored but can camouflage for defense purpose. These are nocturnal creatures and their eyes are adapted to low light. However, the thing that you must know is that geckos hold an awesome hearing capability which helps them in staying alert of predators or maybe humans just like us who are aiming to kill them once and for all. So, we have to play a bit more strategically!

Fun Fact: Do you know that in case of danger, a gecko can drop its tail and regenerate this missing body part after a while?

Well, this is just one of the many smart moves of geckos to dodge you!

Geckos usually feed themselves with different fruits, insects, flower nectar and worms. While you may take this opportunity to get rid of insects, you must get rid of geckos too! And for that, you may go with any of the belowmentioned methodologies.

How to Get Rid of Geckos

Here are some suggested ways for you to go with. Choose the one that best meets your infestation needs and get rid of geckos permanently.

  • Seal the Cracks and Crevices

If you are aiming at complete eradication then this might be a little hard considering there might be numerous areas with gaps, cracks or crevices. While some gaps may be really hard to close off, others may be easy to handle. The most obvious flaws you need to take care of are the holes around cables, broken vent screens, gaps under doors, holes around wires or pipes, etc. However, all of these apparent flaws are easily fixable with the use of caulking guns, brush strips, and other proper materials for coverings. Even though you might find sealing all the cracks and crevices a daunting task, it is the best way to get rid of geckos lastingly.

  • Modification of Outdoor Habitat

In this method, you will aim at eradicating the reasons which are keeping the geckos outside. Geckos like to stay there because they get their food, which they need to survive, along with a place to the harbor. If you can manage either of these areas, you can easily get rid of geckos too. Once geckos fail to receive the food, they will be forced to either starve to death or simply move to some other resourceful area.

  • Glue Boards

Another way or better yet, a fun way is to catch these pests by using a glue board. For this, all you need to do is to place a glue board at different places and relax. You can also use the same technique if you are fighting off the unwanted guests inside your house.

At Solutions Pest & Lawn we suggest using the Catchmaster 72MB Glue Board which will do a great job of capturing geckos.

  • Remove Standing Water

If your yard has a pond or standing water, you are giving geckos a perfect place to breed and increase the population. Hence, before they make create a havoc your yard, get rid of any amount of standing water. This may include everything from small ponds and birdbaths to old tires, which can be used for breeding. Again, the purpose is not just to remove the existing pests but also to stop their growth and all the possibilities of it.

  • Scare Them Away

Another method to get rid of geckos is to scare them away. For this, you may keep the broken egg shells or birds’ feathers as geckos associate them with large predators and run away. So, get yourself some beautiful and large peacock feathers, as in addition to enhancing the curb of your yard, they will scare off the geckos too. Moreover, if you own a cat as a pet, you have got the ultimate solution. Cats love geckos and geckos are, in turn, frightened by them. This makes your job easier. All you need to do is to keep some cats in your yard, and soon you can feel the difference in gecko population.

Another way you can keep geckos away is to put a protective barrier around your home that they won’t dare to cross. Use an insecticide called Reclaim IT to serve as a barrier to keep geckos out of your home.

Conclusion

The above shared measures are proven, practical and work amazingly well in getting rid of geckos. If you are suffering from gecko infestation then choosing any of the above methodologies that best serve the purpose.

For more helpful DIY pest control advice, contact us at 800-479-6583, email us at askapro@solutionsstores.com or live chat with one of our reps online!

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