An unwelcome reptilian guest

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Common gecko: Harmless fly-botherer, or invasive creepy crawly?

WITH the high temperatures set to feature everyday for the next three to four months, you might have already woke to the unwelcome sight of a gravity-defying lizard staring down at you from the ceiling.

While not dangerous, it can be troublesome and off-putting having reptiles scuttling around, and especially problematic if the adventurer brings his friends to the party. Luckily there are plenty ways to get around the problem and enjoy a lizard free home.

Egg shells, garlic cloves and onions are among the simplest deterrents. Leaving them at strategic locations should prevent an invasion.

You can also use bird feathers to dissuade lizards from entering as birds are natural predators, while a house cat can also work wonders. For those who have managed to sneak inside you can try sweeping them into a cardboard box using a cold water spray to stun them.

Electric repellents also work, while roaming lizards have a tendency to get stuck to fly paper.

Remember that lizards prey on insects so the cleaner your home is the less likely they are to swoop in and give you a rude morning awakening.

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