Lizards hibernate during the cold periods of the year, making their homes in tree trunks, rocks and wherever they can find shelter. Lizards are cold-blooded ecnotherms with no internal heating capabilities, so they must rely on heat from external sources. When winter comes, they are forced into hibernation.Know More
Lizards generally hibernate alone, but some species have been observed in group hibernation. The need for food is diminished or even eliminated in some species during the hibernation period.
Some lizards go into estivation instead of hibernation. Estivation occurs among lizards living in dry, hot areas of the world, such as arid deserts, and it involves lizards burrowing themselves away to escape the extreme temperatures.Learn more in Lizards
Lizards are distributed throughout the world, and as the San Diego Zoo notes, most of them live on the ground. Other common lizard dwelling places are underground burrows (especially in deserts), under rocks, marshy bogs and in trees.Full Answer >
Mothballs are not an effective deterrent for lizards. A better solution for keeping the lizard population at bay is to remove objects that provide a hiding place or food supply.Full Answer >
Anole lizards in the wild feed on small, live insects, including flies, beetles, crickets, moths, butterflies, ants and termites, as well as spiders, slugs, worms and other invertebrates. Since the anole lizard's sight is based on movement, its prey needs to be alive or otherwise mobile in order for it to be eaten. In the wild, anole lizards hydrate themselves with the dew found on plants.Full Answer >
Repellents are not known to work on lizards. Keep lizards away by removing their habitat, keeping your landscape dry and eliminating their food source. Get rid of anything on your property that provides food or shelter for the lizards.Full Answer >