1. Egg Shells
Lizards are said to hate the smell of eggs so you might want to strew them around the house or in the kitchen.
If you can, try not to wash them before putting them out. Instead, wipe them dry and leave them be for an even stronger smell.
2. Coffee Powder
Just like cockroaches, lizards hate the strong odour of coffee powder.
However, if you’re looking to do more than just deter them from entering your home, you could actually mix coffee and tobacco powder together and leave them around the house. Tobacco powder is poisonous to lizards.
Who knew this humble ingredient could be so useful both in the kitchen and every where else around the house.
Lizards really hate the smell that the enzymes in garlic emits so if you’re having a lizard problem around the kitchen, leave some garlic cloves around.
Alternatively, make a garlic juice spray and wipe your counters with them.
Just like garlic, onions are said to be great at keeping lizards at bay.
You can also make an onion juice spray and spray your counter tops with them.
Lizards really hate the “spicy” odour from pepper so if you’re hell bent on getting them out of the house, pour some pepper into a porous bag and the let the odour deter them.
6. Chilli Powder
Just like pepper, chilli powder deters lizards because of its “spicy” scent.
Keep them in a porous bag and leave them around the house.
7. Dried Chilli
Not a fan of leaving powder packets around the house?
Leave dried chilli out instead. They’re easy to find and work the same way chilli powder does.
Clean infected areas with bleach. Lizards hate the smell of chemicals and the odour from bleach can feel foreign or even “dangerous” to them.
9. Cold Water Spray
If you’re against using chemicals at home or don’t want to actually harm lizards by using insect repellent or poison, this trick is for you.
As lizards are cold-blooded creatures that prefer warm and humid environments, the sudden cold will shock them into staying in place. This makes it easier for you to remove them from your home.
10. Keep Stagnant Water At Bay And Keep Food Away
The best way to prevent lizards from coming into your home is to ensure they don’t actually have a reason to come in.
This means getting rid of stagnant water so insects don’t breed and to keep food at bay so they don’t have a reason to come in.