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How to Get Rid of Lizards All Over Your House (Safely!)

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Here is how to get rid of lizards permanently in the house, yard, garden, porch, and garage. I also do not like lizards in my house or yard, as they are creepy and disgusting and may harm your skin if you ever get in touch with them. That is why I am writing this article to help you get rid of them once and for all.

Although some people say they are helpful for the environment and you should not kill them. They eat ants, spiders, flies, potato bugs, crickets, springtails, and grasshoppers that live in your house and garden. They clean them all.

Okay, I will not kill them, but I do not want them in my house. If that is your motive, follow along, and I will tell you how to get rid of them without a need for killing.

How to Get Rid of Lizards in the House
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How to Get Rid of Lizards in the House

How to Get Rid of Lizards in Your House

The easiest way to get rid of lizards is to eliminate their food source. If you have any insects like cockroaches and other small insects in the house, then they will come and eat them. Without food, they will not roam around your house.

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You can not stop them from coming to your house by closing the cracks, fixing the gap in the window, or blocking their path. They will come for sure if you have food for them.

Remove all the food source they have.

wood lizard
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That is why, first, you need to make sure no insect is able to live in your house. To get rid of those insects, do the following.

  • Regularly clean your kitchen sink.
  • Clean your toilet and bathroom.
  • Take the trash out regularly.
  • Check your basement for any standing water or damp places.
  • Have clean paint on your walls.
  • Clean your floor regularly.
  • Check for any dirty places in the house and clean it.

Do everything to remove those food sources from your house, and you will see that those lizards are not coming anymore.

If you have cats, you can train them to catch those lizards. But it will just reduce their no and not remove them completely from the house unless you have no food for them. 

Also, read: How to get rid of frogs in the house

How to Get Rid of Lizards in Yard

How to Get Rid of Lizards in the Yard

Getting rid of lizards in your yard is easy. You have to maintain your yard and cut the grass on a regular basis to reduce the height so the lizard can not hide there.

Remove all the dry leaves, standing water in your yard, and anything that may attract insects to live in your yard. Again, you have to remove the food source here to make those lizards leave.

Please turn off the light in your yard as those lights attract insects, and by following them, those lizards come. You can use sodium vapor or yellow lights as those do not attract insects. 

How to Get Rid of Lizards in Garden

How to Get Rid of Lizards in the Garden

Removing those lizards from your garden is a bit difficult as you have plenty of food for insects like vegetables and flowers and for lizards. You do not want to destroy your garden because of the lizards. 

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The best way to remove those insects is by spraying some insect-removing mixtures like the mixtures farmers use in their fields to keep the plant-eating bugs away. 

If you have cats, you can train them to eat those insects and reduce their number. But I think the spray is a better choice as a permanent solution. But you have to re-spray the mixture every two weeks.

How to Get Rid of Lizards on Porch

How to Get Rid of Lizards on the Porch

Some house has a lot of lizard on their porch. It is because of the mess you have in there. You have shrubs on your porch, HAVC equipment, and other plants where they can hide easily. 

If you clean the porch and notice them when they move, they will not roam around there as it is risky. Plus, sprinkle a little cayenne pepper around the edges of the porch. It will force them to leave the porch. 

Experts also recommend avoiding placing Succulents (a type of plant) on the porch, as lizards chew on these when no other water source is available.

patio lizard
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How to Get Rid of Lizards in Garage

How to Get Rid of Lizards in the Garage

Some people also have lizards in their garages, which is not common. But if you have them, you can use any house lizard-removing ideas to make them leave the garage.

It should not worry you as you do not live in your garage. But you can use some chemicals to make them leave the place and also kill any insects in the garage. Remove the damp place and cracks to stop them from coming inside. 

wall lizard
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How to Get Rid of Lizards Outside Permanently

How to Get Rid of Lizards Permanently

If you want to remove lizards permanently from your house, yard, garden, or garage, just kill their food source by removing all the insects in your house and nearby places.

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Plus, do the following things which will help you remove that lizard even faster.

  • Identify and seal their entry points to reduce their no.
  • Use natural planets to make them leave, like cayenne pepper, eggshell, or anything with a huge odor.
  • Then remove all those insects and clean every inch of your house. 

Please do not kill them, as it may hurt your skin if you touch them mistakenly. Make them leave by removing their food sources.

My Recommendations

Get one of these lizard repellents and secure your home.

Lizard Removal Ideas FAQs

lizard with tail cut
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What lizards are afraid of?

Lizards fear vinegar, onion, and garlic paste and not having any food in your house for them to eat, like insects and bugs.

What attracts lizards in your house?

Primarily, they search for insects to eat. If you have any of them, those lizards will come no matter what you do. Remove that food source, and they will be gone.

What will keep lizards away from my house?

Remove any food source they have in your house. Lizards eat insects mostly. Remove them from your house, garden, and porch by spreading some vinegar in their nest. Also, remove any damp places and cracks.

Last Words

So this is how to get rid of lizards permanently in your house, yard, garden, garage, and porch. Use those tips according to your needs and remove all the food sources as soon as possible.

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