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.
Lizards like to hide in piles of rocks or wood. They can also be found in grass and shrubs. Remove piles of wood and rocks, and trim the grass and shrubs near your house.
Make sure the land near your house does not stay wet for too long. If your soil is draining poorly, consider changing the slope of the ground or digging a trench with a draining tube.
Lizards eat insects, so spray a garden insecticide around their habitat. The lack of a food source may make the lizards look elsewhere for food.
If lizards are entering your home, find and seal any cracks or holes that the lizards can enter through. If you see a lizard, it is probably already looking for an exit. Keep the doors open, and allow it to escape. If the lizard cannot find its way out, place a glue trap in its path. Once you are outside with the lizard on the trap, pour vegetable oil on its feet to release it.
The nearly 6,000 lizard species have adapted to their environment in nearly as many ways. Some evolve camouflage that helps them to blend in with their environment, while others develop gaudy colors and displays used to attract the attention of mates or to dissuade competitors. Lizards frequently adapt to the food sources available in their habitats as well as the predators from which they must hide.Full Answer >
Lizards pass through three different life stages, beginning as eggs, hatching into juveniles and ultimately becoming mature adults. Most juveniles resemble miniature versions of the adults, while others experience a change in color or body proportions as they grow. Some lizards pass through all three life stages within the course of one year, while others live long lives, taking many years to hatch and mature into adults.Full Answer >
The greatest enemy of the desert monitor lizard has always been mankind. In the 1970s, desert monitors were hunted for their skins, which led to great declines in their population and to the placement of the animal on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species.Full Answer >
The lifespan of most lizard species varies from 1 to 20 years in length. The lizard species and whether or not it lives in captivity, is the reason for the variance in life expectancy. There are more than 3,800 species of lizards.Full Answer >