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  • Umm, I do know that the common lounge lizard is often trapped by gettin' tangled in big ol' panties thrown onto stage by out of control middle aged women from the Midwest. I do not know if the lounge lizard is found in the parts of the world where the house lizard is from. I do know that the house lizard is now found living wild in the US of A, at least the part I live in. Folks bought them at the pet shop and then they got away or were released. So I don't know if you live in original house lizard (SE Asia mostly) country or not. Of course you do know that having Geckos in your house is a good omen? Our first pet gecko, which we had way before the insurance agencies discovered them was named Tony, Tony Gecko, a made lizard, a real good fella in the local Repta Nostra. They are not dangerous at all, and do eat any bugs they find (If there are no bugs in your house the lizards will leave.) But they can be annoying and ya can't leave any uncovered food out and gotta check inside your coffee cups for ... um ... little calling cards before you fill them. And they can be noisy too. Barkin and chuckin at all hours of the night. Unfortunately because Geckos have those sticky feet, most of the live trapping methods that work on other lizards, tip boards, bucket traps, don't work on them. I have had a little success with carefully constructed and baited funnel traps. The only other way is actually hunting them down and capturing them by hand or with the running noose on a stick that I used to use when I was a genuine Junior Herpetologist. The other methods result in at least some damage to their feet and, worse, a long lingering death from starvation, unless you got the guts and humanity to kill them yourself and put them out of their misery. One of the products, available here http://www.cyberway.com.sg/~enta/liz.htm is some kinda liquid that the lizard walks across and it attacks the lil hooks on their feet and they fall off the ceiling. The maker claims that the gecko learns to stay away from the areas with the liquid. I dunno if they tiny lil reptile brains is all that efficient. Seems like what would really happen is he falls down and since his feet hurt (maybe it some kind of acid?) he can't run so good and you catch him and take him outside. Course he gots no hooks and can't climb, maybe they grow back if he survives till the next skin shedding. Another product the same people sell is a glue trap, in fact they have a pic of a poor gecko all covered in glue. No need to buy a specific lizard glue trap, the same kind of trap is sold for use against mice and rats. They will work but now you got a lizard stuck to a board and it is gonna stay there struggling and tryin to get lose, but only getting itself more stuck till it starves, and reptiles can live an amazing length of time without food. If it is lucky it will manage to get glue smeared over its face and suffocate a little sooner than it starves. I never caught a lizard on one of those. I did catch a big ugly rat on one once. Now, I got no qualms about usin a snap trap and killin a rat right quick or even usin poison so it dies where I don't see it, but this was just pitiful. Nothin deserves to die like that. I wound up puttin on my welders gloves and carryin the whole thing away out into the field where I poured cooking oil all over it till the rat got lose, leaving a few hairs. That was one bedraggled rat, but he went boundin off into the grass, stopping just once to look over his shoulder and chattering at me. I don't speak rat, but I am sure his momma never taught him those words. The same place also sells electrical devices that are supposed to repel all kinds of critters, everything I have read about those devices says they don't work. I do know that Mrsnotmrjohn bought one that you just plug in and it makes roaches go away. The device created just enough heat to cause the roaches to cluster around and in it. Your best bet is to seal up all around your house, get rid of any insects in the house, and manually catch the lizards and toss um out the door.
  • From what I've read online people have tried this... 1. Use a plastic 2 liter bottle and cut off 1/4 of the bottle from the open end. Fill up the bottle with mealworms/waxworms and re-attach the cut off open end, except attach it backwards (so it seems to funnel into the bottle) It will be easy to get into but harder to get out of. Adding a red light above the bottle will also attract the gecko at night. 2. Use a garbage can, rub the inside sides with a good amount of oil. Fill it up with about 20-30 noisy crickets. If you want, add a heat lamp to attract the geckos further. The oil will disrupt the vander waals force that allows a gecko to climb vertically, essentially trapping it.
  • open your ass and you will see
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  • Mike im actually gunna try that it seems pretty good man thanks
  • I have a caged pool area where 6 geckos used to reside. I have plants in this area so they liked it. I had to remove them because when the weather got cooler here in Florida, we wanted to open the doors to the house that enter into the pool area. They come in the house if you let them. They had to go. I found a very easy way to get rid of them. I kept my garden hose "at the ready" and whenever I saw one, I hosed it down using the "jet" setting. This sounds cruel, but it isn't, especially compared to alternatives like glue traps. If the gecko jumped into a plant or shrub, I hosed it back to the cage screen by hosing the plant. At the screen, I hosed the geckos until they stopped moving -- and not a second more. They act like they are dead, but they are not. Then using a gloved hand, I picked up the seemingly lifeless geckos and gently placed them outside the caged area. In a few minutes, they recovered and went on with their lives outside of my pool area. It took me two days, a total of about 1/2 hour, to relocate 6 geckos. My pool area is now gecko free. This is fast and easy. My wife calls it "waterboarding the geckos." That's probably the best way to describe it.

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