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August 8th, 2009 01:30 PM
eldmon2008 Ok I am desperate for some ideas on how to keep these critters far far away. We have killed 2 in the house and seen at least one other one. I have killed several outside and see LOTS of them out there.

Any suggestions? I just cannot stand them. Too snake-like. I think a cat is definitely on the slate. Other then that, I do not know. O, and they leave these nasty lizard turds. In a couple months I will have a crawling baby. Ewwwwwww. HELP.
August 8th, 2009 02:57 PM
Jenn I'm sorry ... that's one problem I wasn't sad to leave when I moved north. We used to just catch them and take them outside when they got in. So gross!
August 8th, 2009 07:39 PM
ihavesix Oh man, oh man!!I'm shivering just thinking about them. !!!!! Hate, hate those things! I'd sure be getting a whole family of cats and maybe putting some sticky traps around here and there. :p
August 8th, 2009 10:13 PM
Gina P echoing Jenn's comment- we also used to get a bang out of catching them by the tail and watching it come off!! gross, I know-
August 10th, 2009 04:04 PM
Jaysgirl Maybe you need my children for a while. They are just delighted whenever they catch a lizard outside. :)
August 10th, 2009 05:35 PM
gentlewarriors What!!?? People have problems with LIZARDS in their houses in the STATES?? I am laughing, because I didn't know. Is it a southern problem? I grew up in PA and yeah, every ONCE in a GREAT while we would see one outside. Then I move to Liberia and they are EVERYWHERE, and huge too. So I have come to tolerate them and just watch them as they crawl up my walls, but all the while wishing I could get rid of them for good, but knowing that isn't possible.
All that to say, I feel for you and don't blame you at all for wanting a solution, but don't have any to offer.
August 10th, 2009 09:46 PM
Jenn Yes, Hannah, we have them in the States. Once I closed the front door ... thought it closed a little hard ... and opened it to discover that I had squished a lizard in the door jamb! Excuse me while I retch.
August 10th, 2009 10:15 PM
Jarby Just found a dried one in my hot attic the other day....hey at least it didn't run away but I did have to screetch just a little! :eek:
August 11th, 2009 08:26 AM
amoshaun I will stay in the NORTH. I despise lizards.
August 11th, 2009 09:29 AM
natover For those of you who despise lizards, please don't move to Thailand or you will have a heart attack. Over there they have what they call geckos & they are all over the place, inside & out. They can walk on the ceiling due to sticky feet but sometimes the little ones can't hang on & they will fall off the ceiling & occasionally land on someones lap. =) Then they have another one called a Ducka (sp?) They are like a gecko except much fatter. You normally don't find them inside. they are gross looking things & If I'm not mistaken can bite.
I have a cousin here in the states that will take lizards & makes their mouths open & then stick them on her ears. (she's about 10 yrs old. btw.) She then walks around with live lizard ear rings. =)
August 11th, 2009 10:11 PM
janelleandco Natalie you have quite the cousin :eek: . I think I'd like to meet her. Give me a lizard any day over a mouse. Now they make me screech.