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Old 08-27-2013, 03:50 PM
 
Location: High Cotton
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I like geckos too...BUT, I do not want the little cold-blooded lizard-looking critters inside my house!
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Old 08-27-2013, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Southlake. Don't judge me.
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We get a ton of those lizards outside of the house and don't mind (got a great pic of a green one on a fence). We only had one inside once and I admit to being a bit freaked out by it (we managed to get it back outside).
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:50 PM
 
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If you have cats or dogs who might try to chase/eat them be aware they can make your pet froth at the mouth--but don't think they are poisonous...
my deal is that they are almost transparent and difficult to see -- I have stepped on couple trying to avoid them..

and I wouildn't bet on them eating mosquitos...
would need to read something reputable to support that claim...
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Plano
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I like geckos too...BUT, I do not want the little cold-blooded lizard-looking critters inside my house!
But this is precisely where you want them
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:04 PM
 
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If you have cats or dogs who might try to chase/eat them be aware they can make your pet froth at the mouth--but don't think they are poisonous...
my deal is that they are almost transparent and difficult to see -- I have stepped on couple trying to avoid them..

and I wouildn't bet on them eating mosquitos...
would need to read something reputable to support that claim...
don't know if I'm reputable, but if you sit and watch them on a window, they eat anything that comes close. Mosquitoes, little stink bugs, moths, smaller beetles, those big crane flies(the bigger geckos). If you have Anoles around, they'll eat even more, but they tend to stay around bushes and trees.
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:55 PM
 
Location: High Cotton
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But this is precisely where you want them
Maybe you - not me!

Snakes eat much the same thing as geckos do. Inside your house is precisely where you should have some snakes. Skunks too!
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:59 PM
 
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We had them at our last house. We used to have the house sprayed for bugs regularly. The bugs would die outside, and the lizards would come clean them up for us. Awesome setup. Occasionally we'd get one inside. They don't want to be in there any more than you want them in there. Scoop them up with a cup and put them back outside so they can continue eating the nasty bugs.
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:27 PM
 
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We have seen 2-3 lizards inside the home( from last one month). I have seen several of them outside the house(On the walls). House where I live is around 8 years old. I really donít want to have lizard in and around my house. Any suggestions to get rid of them??
I haven't read through the entire thread so this may have already been suggested: Get a dog.

I saw a few tiny lizards in/around an apartment I had in Plano and once I got a dog they just seemed to magically disappear. Not sure if it was the dog, but the timing was about right.
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:51 PM
 
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I haven't read through the entire thread so this may have already been suggested: Get a dog.

I saw a few tiny lizards in/around an apartment I had in Plano and once I got a dog they just seemed to magically disappear. Not sure if it was the dog, but the timing was about right.
It's true. The lizards we had would take off when the dogs were outside. One of my dogs has hunted them all her life. Sadly, we've found a few she's caught (along with snakes, birds, and even a mole).
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Texas
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It's true. The lizards we had would take off when the dogs were outside. One of my dogs has hunted them all her life. Sadly, we've found a few she's caught (along with snakes, birds, and even a mole).
Yikes! My dog has brought in a baby possum. I thought it was a stuffed toy until I realized that we don't give them stuffed toys due to the fluff that gets everywhere. I felt so bad for the little thing!

Like everyone else has said, the lizards are harmless. In fact, I caught them myself when I was a kid. I've graduated to a much bigger lizard now, but I still love my little lizard buddies outside. I have an orange, young bearded dragon that is a little under two feet right now. If my big guy is okay, the little ones outside are fine.
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