10 Best Home Remedies to Get Rid of Lizards


Wondering how to get rid of lizards from home? If yes then we are here to help you out. Lizards are one of the pretty common things that we get to see at our home. However, there are a lot of people who absolutely hate them or scared of them. And the only thing they want is to get rid of them.

Although, one of the easiest ways to keep them away is to do pest control at home. But after a while, lizards might come back and you have to spend your money on the pest control again.

Instead, we are going to tell you some of the top ways which you can follow to keep lizards away from home & get rid of them permanently. Sounds interesting right?

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However, before we go ahead and talk about different ways, here are some of the good practices that you can follow while dealing with lizards:

  • First of all, seal all the small openings in your home using sealants and caulk.
  • Make sure to use screens on doors and windows to prevent them from entering your home.
  • Make sure to clean your home regularly. Cleanliness is important to ensure that the lizards are not coming back again.
  • You must clean the floors, windows, and doors on a regular basis.
  • Try to keep the furniture about 5 inches away from the walls. So they won’t hide behind the furniture.

Anyway, now let’s just head into the topic without wasting much of the time:

Best Home Remedies to Get Rid of Lizards

1. Coffee + Tobacco Trap

One of the first things that you can try out is the coffee and tobacco tap. Going with this method is pretty easy as well as you won’t need anything at all.

Take some coffee powder from your kitchen and then add some tobacco to it. Mix both of the ingredients together and make small balls of the mixture. After that, keep the balls in those places where lizards usually hide. Moreover, you can also stick the balls in a toothpick.

Now whenever the lizards eat one of these balls, they will get poisoned by it and eventually die. After that, simply dispose of the body and you are all done. Even if it does not kill them, it will surely force them to leave your home.

2. Cleaning is Important

Clean Home
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Mentioning it again, you have to clean your house regularly. Generally, lizards hide behind the piles of laundry, indoor plants, behind the furniture, bookshelves and garbage bin. As well as you might find them in your kitchen.

One of the best ways to keep them away from them is to make your home an unfavorable place for them. So, they have to find a new home. And the question is, how are you going to do it?

Well, the answer is simple. You have to do regular cleaning. Make sure to dispose of garbage on a regular basis. Make sure you are not building piles of laundry, books, and toys. Make sure to clean the furniture are back and kitchen cabinets on a regular basis. As well as keep a gap between the furniture and the walls.

3. DIY Black Pepper Spray

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You can also use Black Pepper Spray to keep the lizards away. You can get one of these sprays from Amazon. Or in case if you do not wish to purchase one you can make a black pepper spray at home. The best part of the black pepper is that it irritates the lizards as well as repel them. So it would be a good idea to try it out.

Creating DIY Black Pepper Spray is not as hard as it seems. All, you have to do is crush some black pepper and then mix the crushed black pepper with water. In the end, fill the water in a spray bottle, and you are all done.

The last step is to spray the solution on all the corners or where you think that the lizard is hiding. As well as you can spray it on your walls. Don’t worry. It won’t damage your wall’s paint at all.

 4. Use Onions

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Onions are one of the best things that you can use to keep the lizards away from your home. As it has a very strong smell. As a result, there are quite a lot of pests and insects hates it. Even lizards fall into the same category. They simply cannot tolerate the smell of onion. So if you choose to use it, then onion will help you to repel the lizards.

So how do you use Onions? Well, using onions is as easy as you can think of. Start by extracting onion juice in a bowl then add water in it and mix well. After that, put the solution in a spray bottle and spray it at the entry points and lizards most visited places. Even you can hang some onions on the door or window frame of your house. So the lizards won’t enter your home.

5. Throw Cold Water At The Lizards

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One of the best and cheapest ways to get rid of the lizards is to throw cold water at them. The thing about lizards is that they cannot survive in cold. So as soon as they get in touch with cold water their body temperature falls down. And they become immobile.

As soon as they do so, your job is to catch them and dispose them. However, if you are scared of lizards then this might be a tough thing for you. But it is one of the easiest ways to keep lizards away from your home.

6. Use Eggshells

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Eggshells are also one of the best things that you can use to fight against pest and insects as well as lizards. If you regularly have eggs, then do not throw away the shells. Instead, use them to fight against the lizards. It is an ancient technique which always works.

The thing about the eggshells is that they tend to injure the body of the lizards. As a result, lizards move away from those places where eggshells are kept.

So to fight against the lizards, you have to place the eggshells around your house. Especially in such areas where lizards visit mostly. As well as you can keep some eggshells near the doors and windows.

7. Try a Mouse Trap

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If you have ever used a mouse trap, then you already know how to use it. Even if you never used one, well then it is not so hard to do so.  

With the help of a mousetrap, you will not just be able to catch a mouse. But it also can be used to catch lizards. Simply keep the mousetrap at the entry point of the lizards or where you generally see them. And you will surely catch one of the lizards.

8. Use Naphthalene Tablets

Naphthalene Balls
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Just like onions and eggshells, naphthalene also has a strong smell which lizards hate. Usually, we use naphthalenes in our bathrooms to fight against the bathroom smell. But you can also use it to get rid of the lizards. The strong smell of naphthalene irritates the lizards. As a result, they will leave your place.

Even using naphthalene tablets is pretty easy. All you have to do is keep the tablets around your house. Especially where you get to see the lizards mostly.

9. Get Rid Of the Insects

Lizards mainly eat insects that can be found in your home. These insects basically can be found around the bright lights in your home. So the best way to get rid of the lizards is to get rid of the insects in the first place. There are quite a lot of sprays are available in the market which you can use to get rid of the insects. Or you can try some home remedies.

10. Use Garlic

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Lizards can also be repelled using the smell of garlic as they hate it too. So if they get the smell of garlic they will leave your home straightly. To start with this, you have to place some garlic cloves on all the entry points of your home. As well as on all the place where you usually see them. And when you do so, the strong smell of garlic will irritate and force them to leave your place. You can also use garlic juice mixed with water and spray it at different places to get rid of the lizards.

Final Words

So that was all for your question that says how to get of lizards at home. You can get started with these hacks right away and you will not have to purchase anything at all. Plus, you will get rid of the lizards. So go ahead and try them out and see how they are working for you. Also, if you have any more questions to ask. Then do feel free to comment below and we will surely help you out.  

By James Edwards

James Edwards is a writer & editor with almost 15 years of experience from Murphys, California. He earned his bachelor’s degree in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University.


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