They look like teeny tiny white pebbles, but they’re actually lizard eggs on your wall!
What should you do to remove the eggs from your home before they hatch?
Most lizards choose dark, moist places to breed and hide their eggs.
Lizards might not be as annoying as an infestation of flying insects or bed bugs, but you still don’t want them taking over your home. So, stick with us as up next, we’ll discuss the places these mini reptiles like to hide and how to get rid of them.
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What to Do About House Lizard Eggs
Have you spotted house lizard eggs on your property?
Back when there was only one baby lizard in your home, you weren’t that bothered. Then, slowly but surely, more and more lizards started to appear, and they became pests.
Before you knew it, you began spotting lizard droppings and eggs. Lizard eggs might look like easily destructible little white pebbles, but in reality, they are pretty tough.
Even pesticides won’t get rid of them.
So, what can you do to remove newly laid eggs and prevent lizards from starting families in your home?
Let’s find out.
Seal Your Home
The common house gecko will enter your home through the cracks in your soffits. He’s pretty nimble, so even a minute hairline crack is like a wide open door letting the lizard inside.
To prevent them from coming in and laying eggs, seal the cracks in your soffits and around any plumbing in your home with caulk.
Stopping house lizards from getting in the house from the outside is the first step to putting an end to their eggs.
Remove Standing Water
Stagnant water butts and buckets are breeding grounds for the common species of house lizards and other insects.
To reduce the number of house lizards and other lizards around your property, you must get rid of any standing water. This is especially important during the summer months.
Removing standing water includes emptying buckets and rainwater butts. Clean your drains and any other crevices around your home where water pools.
If you like to keep rainwater for watering your plants, make sure your plastic containers have a solid lid on them.
Protect Your Plants
You will often find that house lizards lay their eggs under plant leaves, under pieces of tree bark, and in soil. While there is not much you can do about eggs in your soil, you can prevent lizards from laying eggs to hatch on your plants.
Cover your plants with netting to prevent house lizards from laying their eggs underneath them.
Put Filters in Your Air Vents
We all love our homes, and it turns out that lizards do too! They’re dying to get in and hatch an egg batch or two indoors.
House lizards also obtain access to your home through air vents. To prevent this from happening, make sure you cover the openings to your air vents with a filter.
Keep Your Kitchen Clean
Lizards lay eggs in places that are dusty and dirty where they can find food. Keeping your home clean will remove their hiding places and prevent them from coming in.
Keeping your floors and dishes clean will help to keep the house lizard away. Changing garbage bins regularly and dusting your home will also keep them at bay.
Clear Your Basement
Basements tend to be cold and dark places. Who would possibly want to raise a family in a basement?
A lizard, of course!
The house lizard loves the dark and moist atmosphere in the basement, which is ideal for keeping an egg batch safe. Plus, basements tend to be home to insects which are a lizard’s favorite food source.
That’s right, your basement makes a great home that’s already stocked with a lizard’s favorite grub.
Keeping your basement clutter-free and dry will prevent them from making a home and finding food down there.
Check the Cabinets Under Your Sinks
Lizards lay eggs in the cabinets under the sinks in your home. This is because these cabinets provide the perfect dark and moist environment that female lizards like the best.
A house lizard will find a cabinet even more attractive if there are other insects inside it that it could prey on. Insects are a lizard’s favorite food source.
To prevent the eggs from taking over your cabinets, keep them clean and dry. Prevent excessive moisture by repairing any leaking pipes.
Lizards eat insects, so remove them from inside cupboards.
Clean Behind Bookshelves
Have you ever found a lizard egg behind a bookshelf?
This is all too common as protective parent lizards put their nests in hard-to-reach places with minimal activity.
If you find lizard eggs around your bookshelves or bookcases, make sure you keep them clean. Dust the shelves and books regularly.
Dusting piles of newspapers and magazines is also key to removing lizard eggs from the area. Dusting will also help to remove bugs (a lizard’s favorite food) from the area.
Make a Natural Repellent
Natural repellents are great ways of keeping different species of pests away from your home without you having to kill them.
Lizards hate the smell of vinegar and lemon. Spraying the walls of your home with these natural materials will help to drive both males and females from your home.
Call a Professional to Remove House Lizard Eggs on Wall
What should you do if you have given up trying to catch lizards and remove them and their eggs from your property?
Keeping your home and yard clean and dry and sealing up cracks are good ways to prevent female lizards from making nests in your home. But if you are still finding large numbers of the house gecko on your property, you may need to call pest control.
But what good will that do?
Pest control will help in the following ways.
- Safe removal of eggs so they can hatch in their natural habitat.
- Removal of the animal species without affecting the lizard population (not using common sticky traps that kill them).
- Treat the home to prevent the lizard species from returning without damaging your furniture (which is often what happens when you use commercial pesticides).
Where Do House Lizards Lay Their Eggs?
The house lizard is native to Southeast Asia.
Lizards prefer to lay eggs in places that are seldom disturbed, hard to reach, moist, and dark. They like to have large families, perhaps a little larger than we’re used to.
How many eggs can a house lizard lay?
A female lizard will lay three batches of eggs per mating season. Each batch will contain about 20 eggs.
The hatching time for the eggs is between 40 and 60 days.
So, where in your home are you likely to find a lizard egg or… twenty?
Here are some of the most common places where house geckos’ eggs hatch.
- Near standing water
- Under plant leaves
- Underneath tree bark
- In soil
- On dusty floors
- Around garbage cans
- In the basement
- In the cabinets under your sinks
- Between and behind books and bookshelves
Keeping Your Home Clear of the Lizard Eggs
Did you find lizard eggs on the wall in your home?
While lizards are not dangerous to humans, you still do not want a bunch of them living rent-free on your property.
The key to eliminating this reptile from your home is to keep your house clean.
Lizards like dark, moist, hidden areas of the home. So, remove sources of moisture from the home by fixing leaks in your plumbing and remove standing water from around the home.
Keeping dust and dirt at bay will help prevent lizards and other pests from coming into your house.
Did you find the tips in this article interesting?
At Oddly Cute Pets, we are always striving to provide you with the best informational guides on lizards and other animals. For more details on how to remove different pests from your home and look after other uncommon animals like snakes and other reptiles, make sure you check out our website.
Thanks for reading!