Lizards are opportunistic. Gardens, ponds, and streams allow populations to prosper. Sprinkler systems will deliver enough water to keep any lizard happy and this leads to many taking up residence along outside foundation walls. Most species of lizards are harmless and eat small insects.
Lizards are generally considered helpful reptiles that eat common insect pests like flies, ants, and spiders. Vegetation such as shrubs and flowers are excellent nesting areas for many types. These same plants can become a target for lizards that will find them to be a great source of water during dry spells or in arid regions when water is sparse.
Generally, lizards are found in deserts, rocky regions, wooded areas, plains, and swamps. In climates with winter seasons, lizards will sleep during the cold weather only to reemerge as warmer temperatures return. Preferred environments have plentiful sources of food and shelter.
Controlling lizards is easy. First, you should take away their food by doing a little pest control around the house. In fact, a good insect supply is the main reason they’re choosing your home for a nest site. To reduce lizard food, treat the foundation and landscape around your buildings. We will set out some repellent granules or repellent spray and lastly, consider setting out lizard traps if they’re inside the home. In many cases, spraying every 1-2 months around your home will force nuisance lizards to leave. We will coat the foundation, around windows, behind downspouts, around air conditioning units, where pipes enter and exit the home, in flower beds, and more.