A Gecko in My House? So What? They’re Just Trying to Survive
The common house gecko is found in many places around the world and is a harmless, nocturnal lizard that likes to live in warm, damp and dark places. Though it’s not a welcome sight for anyone, geckos are just trying to survive like any other animal, so if you see one in your home, don’t kill it or try to scare it away. Instead, let it be!
A Geckos Diet
You might think that you’re doing a gecko a favor by feeding them, but they are quite capable of providing for themselves. Geckos eat insects, mainly moths and mosquitoes, but will eat anything they can catch. Their nocturnal nature means that they remain out of sight during the day while they search for food at night. Geckos have a voracious appetite and may eat as many as 40 moths or other insects in one night! You only need to worry about feeding your gecko if it is injured or sick.
Do you want to get rid of them?
Here are some things you can do if you want to ensure that geckos stay out of your home:
- Make sure there are no holes the size of a quarter or larger in your house.
- If there are, stick some steel wool into them. Geckos can’t climb over it.
- Also make sure there is nothing to eat inside your house. Keep food sealed and off the counters, so that crumbs don’t attract insects, and if possible vacuum at least once a day.
How to Catch Them
If you’re in one of the many regions where geckos are endemic, it’s very likely that you have a gecko living in your home. They might be keeping you company while you work late into the night, or they may appear at dinner time when they hear food being prepared. Although we humans tend to view these encounters as an unwanted intrusion into our lives, geckos are just trying to survive. If you have a heart and some compassion for living things, you might consider catching and releasing them outside instead of squashing them with your shoe. Here’s how:
- Put on thick gloves, because although cute and small, geckos can bite.
- Get an empty container (like an old peanut butter jar) and set it down near the gecko.
- Place a piece of food (such as a moth or cricket) inside the container so that it attracts the attention of the gecko.
- Once it has entered the container, put something heavy on top like a book or a brick to keep it from escaping
Why We Shouldn’t Kill Them
If you’re like most people, you’re probably thinking something along the lines of, “I don’t want one in my house! They’re creepy!” But consider this: If you have had your gecko survive inside your house for so long, it might be a good idea to let him/her stay. Really. These little guys are not only harmless; they can actually be quite beneficial. The reason most homeowners kill these creatures when they find them is because they are afraid of them and don’t know anything about the guy. If he’s in the kitchen or basement, the first thing you think is that he’s a pest and must be exterminated at all costs!
In fact, geckos are beneficial creatures and—what’s more—they do absolutely no damage to your home as long as there is food around for them (insects).
Geckos eat roaches, moths, ants and other insects that we don’t want around our homes. In addition to this, when a gecko spots a bug crawling up on your wall or ceiling it will quickly scurry over and eat it up before it gets away from him/her. This means fewer bugs inside your home which translates into less cleaning time for yourself too! You can thank us later 🙂
Geckos are here to stay, and we might as well learn how to coexist with them.
Your house is your domain. It’s home, your safe place. And now you have a gecko in it. Wait—don’t panic just yet! Geckos are beneficial in a number of ways and shouldn’t be harmed unless the situation absolutely requires it. In fact, if you take the time to learn more about these little creatures, you might even feel better about having one as a roommate!
Geckos are friendly and harmless reptiles that can help keep other pests out of your home by eating them as part of their diet. You’ll also find that many cultures see these animals as good luck or even auspicious symbols—and as for their barking sounds when mating or communicating, that is simply how they communicate with each other in their native habitats!
That said, this doesn’t mean you should welcome them into your home with open arms. These reptiles can cause damage to properties with their territorial markings and can leave stains from urination if left unchecked by homeowners who don’t know any better than letting them roam free inside homes or buildings (more on this below). It is also possible they will become accustomed to being fed by humans which will make them harder to remove once discovered living within buildings where people live; however this has happened very rarely so do not let fear drive your decision making process when deciding whether or not kill them outright — remember these creatures were here before us humans walked upright so we need coexist peacefully because they have every right exist too!A Gecko in My House? So What? They’re Just Trying to Survive
Have you ever seen a gecko in your house, and thought, “Well, that’s nice. I guess.” That’s not a very nice thing to think about geckos! These little guys have been around for over 40 million years. They can survive in the harshest conditions on earth—they might be able to find a way to survive in space if we let them. If a gecko can survive on the moon, do you really think it’s going to be phased by your home?
So what if they get into your bed? They don’t want to be there any more than you want them there. They just need warm shelter to lay their eggs, like all good moms do.
So what if they eat your food? It’s not like they’re eating more than you were planning on. Sure, they’ll eat bugs that are eating your food, but sometimes they’ll eat the food itself too! It’s not personal—they just need nutrients to keep on living.
So give these guys a break! They’ve been here for thousands of years before us and will probably be here for thousands more after us. Give them their space and let them
I’m going to tell you something that you might find shocking, but I need to get it off my chest.
It’s really not a big deal to have a gecko in your house.
I know, I know—it sounds crazy. But at this point, I’m just being honest with myself (and you). Sure, they can scare you when they suddenly appear out of nowhere, and having them on the ceiling watching you is… well, let’s just say it’s an experience.
But who are we kidding? Those little guys are just trying to survive! They’re not trying to hurt anyone or do anything too terrible. They want to eat their bugs and maybe hang out on the ceiling for a bit—and who can blame them? Their lives are hard enough already without us adding any complications. So if you see a gecko in your house sometime soon (or even if you’ve seen one before), I hope that now you’ll be able to see them as just another struggling creature trying to live their best life and not as something scary or gross. After all, they probably think the same of us!
If you’ve ever seen a gecko in your house, you might find yourself wondering, “What the heck is this little guy doing here? And how do I get him out of my house?”
But don’t sweat it—these guys are usually harmless and just trying to survive like the rest of us. And they’re not really looking to make your house their home.
Geckos can be found all over the world. But because it’s warm and humid in Hawaii, we have lots of them here. They especially love homes with lots of plants and trees around or near them, since that means there are tons of bugs for them to eat.
If you see a gecko in your house, don’t panic—they’re usually harmless. They won’t bite you or attack you. In fact, they tend to be quite shy, so they’ll probably try to avoid contact with you as much as possible.
They are also super helpful creatures: they eat lots of insects that we consider pests, like mosquitoes and cockroaches! Plus, they’re pretty cute (if you ask me).
We’ve all seen them: little brown lizards on the walls of our houses (or maybe even in our beds). Most of us have probably thought at some point, “I wish these guys would go away.” But geckos are actually pretty interesting creatures. They’re not just trying to gross you out or freak you out; they’re just trying to survive.
The gecko is a type of lizard, and there are almost 1,500 different species of them. They tend to live in warm climates, and they usually eat insects and spiders. They’re pretty good at surviving—they can rapidly regrow their tails if they lose them, and they can sometimes live up to 10 years in the wild!
Some species of gecko are nocturnal, or active during the night instead of during the day. This is probably why so many geckos hang around inside our houses—because it’s warmer and safer for them than outside.
So next time you see a gecko scurrying around your house, don’t be afraid! They’re not looking to attack you—they’re just trying to stay alive like everyone else!
So you’ve got a gecko problem, huh? I’m sorry to hear that. Geckos are cute little buggers, aren’t they?
But you’re probably not as enamored with your uninvited guest as I am with mine. You might have considered calling an exterminator. But before you do, let’s talk about what’s going on.
Geckos are just trying to survive. They’re not malicious creatures out to destroy your home or spread disease. They’re just looking for food and shelter like any other animal, and if they can’t find it outside, they’ll come inside to look.
Here’s what to do: try sealing up any cracks in your walls and windowsills (and don’t forget the door frames) and make sure that no food is left out at night (you probably want to take care of this anyway). That will help prevent a new gecko from coming in and discourage the ones who are already there from staying. And if you’ve got an indoor cat, keep it locked up for a few days—geckos love them!
You’re walking down the hallway, and a little creature scurries from under your foot. You’re not sure what it was, but you’re pretty sure it wasn’t a mouse.
If you live in Arizona or Nevada, it probably wasn’t a mouse, anyway—it was more likely a gecko.
In fact, geckos are the most common pest in the Southwest, and for good reason. They prefer warm temperatures, so they don’t mind hanging out in attics or other parts of houses that get hot from the desert sun.
Geckos come in all sorts of colors, from brown to green to yellow to red, and they’re fairly harmless creatures—although they can bite if they feel threatened.
They like dark spaces like attics and crawlspaces because they’re nocturnal creatures that don’t like light. If you find them in your house during the day, it’s probably because there are too many of them around and they’re fighting over space to sleep. If you see them during the day and they seem listless or lethargic, they could be sick—see our previous blog post about which illnesses to watch out for if you have a gecko infestation—but if they’re up and running
Hey there, gentle reader! Now that we’ve gotten to know each other a little better, I wanted to share with you an important part of my life: my love for the common house gecko.
Many people would flip out if they saw a gecko in their home. But I think of them as friends—and it’s not just because they eat bugs. Let me explain.
First off, it’s important to know that geckos will not bite you unless threatened. They are also not interested in eating your food—they are insect eaters, and will happily subsist on the bugs you let them catch around your house.
Geckos have lived alongside humans for many years, and thrive in human-made habitats. They are very useful because they remove pests from our homes without us having to use dangerous pesticides or other harmful chemicals.
So the next time you see a gecko in your house, think about all the good he does for you and your family—and don’t be afraid to say “hello!”