How to Relieve the House from Geckos
Hearing some chirp in your house that sounds pretty different than how chirps usually sound like? Well, you might just have geckos inside of your house. Although geckos can help you with the small bugs that lurks around your house, sometimes it’s just not all that great to have them hanging around your house. It’s a good thing that there are ways you can get rid of these geckos.
Expelling Geckos in the House using Chemicals
To some, geckos might be a sign of luck or a help to keep other pests away but if you find the geckos inside your house unwelcome then it’s only normal you’d want to get rid of them. Here are some ways you can remove the geckos inside your house:
- Mothballs. Honestly, any pest would dislike the overpowering smell of mothballs, geckos are also part of those which disapproves of a mothballs scent. Placing mothballs around the house especially the parts of the house where a gecko is normally sighted would be a good idea. A reminder that mothballs can be poisonous, it’s best to lay down these mothballs in areas where it cannot be reached by kids or pets.
- Sticky Traps. Sticky traps can be a leave overnight and get results the next morning type of method. Geckos are actually fond of light and by placing sticky traps near light sources, not only would small pests get caught by the trap but also a gecko. A friendly reminder for you, some might find this method inhumane as it lets anyone stuck to it be only stuck, they suffer a slow death if left untouched.
- Pepper Spray. Pepper Spray is actually made of a chemical compound and Geckos definitely do not like pepper sprays. Spray it around your house such as the walls. On a side note, don’t use too much pepper spray, using too much could affect you or the people inside your house.
Expelling Geckos in the House Naturally
Geckos are actually easily scared and that’ll get them out of your house, you might have to guide them with a rolled newspaper to the door though. Check out these natural ways you can get rid of geckos inside your house.
- Cold Water and Spray Bottle. Geckos love the heat, if not love, well they’re still pretty attracted to it. If you spot a gecko hanging around your house near your light bulb, just spray them. Don’t spray the bulb though, just the gecko. This’ll make them scramble out your house. Just guide them to the door while spraying them if you will.
- Egg Shells. It might seem unbelievable but, geckos are actually afraid of egg shells. They treat egg shells as a sign for bigger predators lurking around. In order for the egg shell trick to work, don’t crush the egg shell in tiny pieces but rather crack them up in half. You can even use the leftover egg shells from when you cooked your sunny side up eggs in the morning.
- Homemade Pepper Spray. Although you can by a pepper spray, you can have your own Do-It-Yourself Spray. In order to create a homemade pepper spray, you’ll need a spray bottle, water and chili sauce. You can increase the proportions for the water and chili to make it more potent but just be careful not to overdo it as it could cause harm to your plants and maybe even to you.
- Broom Away. Just broom them away, push them with a broom to the way outside of your house or scoop them with your broom, as long as they’re not the venomous type and lay them outside, just maybe do it a little farther your house and not on your doorstep.
How to Ward Off Geckos from getting inside the House
Don’t wanna go to the trouble of having geckos inside your house again? If there is a solution, there is a definitely a way of prevention. To prevent geckos from getting in your house, you can do these simple tips:
- Shut your Doors and Windows. Don’t forget to close your doors and windows properly especially during the night, some geckos might lead astray into your home if you’re not careful.
- Maintain cleanliness. By keeping an eye on the cleanliness of your eyes, you’ll get rid of possible food sources for the geckos. Not only will you prevent geckos from getting inside your house but also insects.
- Keep your house cool. Geckos love the heat and is discouraged with cold temperature.
- Turn off indoor lights. If you’re about to sleep and don’t need the lights in the evening anymore, be sure to turn off the lights as it’ll attract insects which therefore attracts geckos. Plus, you’ll be able to save up energy.
You can now say goodbye to your gecko friends and hope that you won’t have to meet inside your house again.