How to Repel Geckos

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How to Repel Geckos
Some kids consider geckos a fun pet to have. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Even though geckos are considered good luck in Hawaii, most people don't like having the small lizards in their homes. A female gecko can lay up to two eggs in a six week period, which can become a big problem if she's laying those eggs in your home. If your home has one or more geckos living in it, there are some simple things you can do to get rid of them without harming them.

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  • Mothballs
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    Clean your house. Geckos feed on things like cockroaches and small mice, which are more common in messy homes. Get rid of any bugs within your home and prevent bugs from being attracted by your home, since they will attract geckos. The best way to prevent having to get rid of geckos is to prevent them from entering your home in the first place.

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    Close all windows and doors and seal up any cracks that give geckos easy access to your home. If you prefer to have your window open, place screens in front of them.

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    Spread mothballs over your home. The scent of the mothballs will make the geckos want to leave. This is the cheapest repellent you will find that is small enough to be unseen.

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    Become the proud owner of a young cat. Geckos are not fond of cats. If a cat moves into your house, geckos will most likely move out.

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    Lower the temperature in your home. Geckos are cold-blooded, so they need warmth to heat them up. A warm home is more appealing to geckos. Having a cooler home will motivate geckos to search for a warmer habitat.

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