Lizards are a big nuisance for all of us. Though, lizards help us in reducing the population of nasty insects, but regardless this, we simply don’t want to see these uninvited guests in our house. Lizard repellents, available in the market, are toxic and may harm your pets and child. So, here are some best home remedies to get rid of lizard, in an eco-friendly manner.
1. Coffee Powder
Mix some coffee powder with tobacco powder. Prepare small balls of this mixture. Take toothpicks and fix balls on them. Put these toothpicks on the way of lizard (or the hiding places of lizards). They will get died on consuming this mixture.
2. Naphthalene Balls
Naphthalene ball is a good pest controller. Put it in your wardrobes, water sinks or under the stove. This remedy works effectively against the lizards.
3. Peacock Feathers
Lizards are scared of peacock feathers. Stick peacock feathers on the wall, where lizards live, or put them in the flower vase. This will evacuate the lizards from your home.
4. Pepper Pesticide Spray
Mix water and pepper to make a pesticide spray. Sprinkle it in your kitchen racks, tube light corners, under the stove, and fridge. The lizard will get irritated, by the spiciness of pepper and smell of the spray, and vacate your home.
5. Ice-cold Water
Spray ice-cold water on the lizard. It will reduce its body temperature, making it difficult for the lizard to move. Trap it in a cardboard box, during that time, and throw it out from your house.
Flypapers are the effective way to eliminate lizards from your home. Put flypapers near bulbs and tube lights. Lizards will get stuck and get trapped in this flypaper as they visit these places in search of insects. Throw the paper out of your home.
7. Tabasco Sauce
Fill water in a spray bottle. To it, add 2 tsp Tabasco sauce. Shake it well. Spray it in those areas where you usually find the lizards. It will make your house lizard-free.
Suspend onion slices against the wall, or place them in the hiding places of lizards. Onion contains sulphur compound that creates a bad odour. It helps in repelling the lizards.
9. Egg Shells
Egg shells help in bluffing the lizards, psychologically. Due to egg cells, lizards will leave the place assuming another organism in that area. Change the egg shells after every 3-4 weeks.
Take a spray bottle. Fill it with onion juice and water. Add few drops of garlic essence to it. Shake them well. Spray it in the corners or any other place in your home. You can also simply place a garlic clove, to get rid of lizards.
- To prevent lizards from getting through small openings, block these openings with the help of sealants.
- Use metal screens to cover your windows.
- Lizards, generally, enter your home through the fissures in the corner of doors, and windows. Repair these cracks to prevent their entry.