Although house lizards are generally harmless, a lizard in the home that is not kept as a pet is likely an unwanted house guest. Pets, repellents, the reduction of insects in your home, home repair and flypaper are needed to get rid of house lizards.
Lizards are eaten by birds, mammals, snakes and other lizards. Baby lizards are especially vulnerable to predators of all kinds because they receive no maternal protection. Lizard eggs are eaten by skunks, badgers and snakes.
Garlic is just one product that will keep lizards away from a house. Residents should place the garlic cloves around the doors or other areas where the lizards enter the home.
Most lizards are omnivores, however, what a lizard eats is largely influenced by its size. With over 3,800 different species of lizard, there is no set diet between them.
A lizard can live without food varies from species to species. Adult bearded dragons can survive for up to three weeks without eating, while adult leopard geckos can live for over a month without eating. It also depends on whether the lizard is an adult or a baby.
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.
Lizards communicate through body language, sound and visual displays, such as posturing and gestures, in addition to bright colors and even barking or hissing. These communications are used to ward off rivals or potential predators and to attract mates.
The lizard has a wide variety of predators, including birds, snakes and even other lizards. When being chased or attacked by predators, lizards may swell up, hiss, break off their tails to escape or even change colors to blend in with their surroundings.
Lizards can easily be caught by trapping them in a box or chasing them out a door. After they are gone, a few things will keep them from returning.
Most species of lizard are quadrupedal and crawl using their four limbs and tail. Certain species are legless and slither like snakes. Some lizards, such as geckos, can adhere to vertical or inverted surfaces and move freely on them.