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.Know More
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.
Lizards camouflage themselves to hide from predators and prevent detection by prey. Many also employ additional defense mechanisms such as tail shedding. Lizards with this capability easily detach their tails from their bodies and quickly grow a replacement.Full Answer >
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 >
Lizards, like many vertebrates, have lungs and a respiratory system that enables them to breathe. They are different from mammals and birds in that they don't have a diaphragm muscle and instead breathe by flexing their body muscles.Full Answer >
Lizards reproduce in different ways. While most lizards reproduce by laying eggs after a female is inseminated by a male, other types of lizards reproduce asexually, meaning they do not need a mate in order to produce offspring.Full Answer >