This article is going to give you insight into how you can catch a lizard in the house, whether it’s the smaller leaf-nosed variety or the larger side-winder that’ll eat your face off if you let it out. Even though lizards lack teeth, they still have more than enough spit and gnashing ability to scare anyone away from trying to catch one. Just keep reading and learn everything you need to know about catching lizards in the house.
How To Catch A Lizard In The House
- The first thing you’re going to want to do is to locate the lizard. A lot of people think that lizards are found on the ground and they’re essentially correct, but they can also be found high up on walls, ceilings, and even in your cupboards. Lizards are great escape artists so it’s important to keep a close eye on them at all times.
- Once you know where the lizard is, get a large bowl of water ready. You want to use a bowl that’s bigger than the lizard itself so you can catch it easily without worrying about losing it in your cupboards or under your bed.
- Once you have the water ready, go over to where the lizard is and slowly tip it into the water bowl from above or below with a spoon or some other long utensil. You don’t want to scare off the lizard by approaching it directly because you may lose sight of it for good if that happens.
- If for some reason this doesn’t work and you end up losing sight of the lizard again, try using an old CD as bait by placing it on top of your table or countertop where there is enough space for both the CD and yourself to fit comfortably without any risk of being stepped on or sat upon by mistake (or by accident). This should help bring out any hidden lizards in your house and they should be more than willing to approach you when they see the shiny surface of the CD.
- If you’re having a lot of trouble catching lizards in your house and you need to get rid of them, try using some mouse traps or even a humane lizard trap that will keep them contained while you figure out how to get rid of them permanently. You can find these at most pet shops or even online if you want something more professional to deal with your lizard problem.
- The last thing you want to do before getting rid of your lizards is tried to find out where they’re coming from and why they’re attracted to your home in the first place. You should always make sure that there are no cracks or holes in any part of your house that a lizard could crawl through and make itself at home in one part of your house, like under your bed or inside one of your cupboards.
- If you’re having a lot of trouble with lizards in your home, try calling a professional exterminator who will come over and take care of the problem for you so that you don’t have to worry about it anymore!
Start With A Simple Plan Of Action
- The first thing you need to do is to make sure the lizard is in an area of your house that is easily accessible. If you can’t reach it or get to it, there’s no point in trying to catch a lizard in the house.
- The second thing you need to do is figure out what kind of lizard you’re dealing with. If it’s a smaller one, like a gecko or even a leopard gecko, then you can use glue traps or even simple paper towel rolls taped to the floor and walls. They won’t be able to climb up the slick surface and will be stuck there until you get them off.
- The third thing you need to do is make sure that your hands are covered with rubber gloves when handling lizards, regardless of their size or how harmless they look. Even though lizards don’t have teeth, they are still very good at biting down hard and hanging on tight until whatever they bit gets away from them.
- The fourth thing you need to do is determine whether or not where the lizard was when last spotted was near enough for someone else inside your house (or outside) to spot it again if he or she were looking for it. This means that if there are any cracks in your walls large enough for it crawls through, seal them up before continuing.
- The fifth thing you need to do is make sure that the lizard isn’t behind anything important like a piece of furniture or a wall fixture. If it is, then you’re going to have to move it before you can continue with your plan.
- The sixth thing you need to do is put on your rubber gloves and then slowly move towards the lizard, keeping an eye out for any movement or signs that it might be about to strike at you. If it does, back up slowly until there’s enough distance between the two of you for the lizard to stop being afraid and go back into hiding.
When You Catch Your Lizard, Get It In A Container Immediately
- The first thing you want to do is make sure you have a container to put the lizard in. This will be the first step in capturing your lizard.
- Put a few rocks and logs in the bottom of the container, so that it can climb up and have a place to hide.
- Put some leaves on top of the rocks and logs, so that your lizard can feel comfortable while it’s in there.
- Now, go back to where you saw your lizard and grab it before it has a chance to run away again or throw up on you. You can now put it into the container without having to worry about getting bit or spat on by it.
- Once you have your lizard in the cage, make sure that there are no gaps for him/her to squeeze through, as this will allow them to escape when you put them back into their habitat later on.
- Once you have your lizard all contained, you can now safely put it back into its habitat.
- Make sure that a habitat is a safe place for it to live and reproduce. If it’s not, then you need to go out and get a new habitat for them or put them in an environment where they can live peacefully.
Monitor Your Lizard Until It’s Safely In Captivity
- Be patient. It’s going to take time, so don’t rush the process. If you do, you might scare it away or have it hide somewhere where you can’t find it. Your lizard will eventually make a mistake, even if it’s just getting too comfortable in one spot and not noticing that you’re coming up behind it with a net.
- Set traps around the house that are safe for your lizard, but not for your things or other pets. You don’t want to catch anything else in its place!
- Close off any rooms that you don’t want the lizard to get into and set a trap near the opening of those rooms as well as in them (if possible).
- It’s best to catch lizards during the day because they sleep at night and are more active during the day when they search for food and water and look for places to hide from predators (like cats!).
- If it’s nighttime and you want to try catching the lizard, keep a flashlight nearby so that you can see where it’s running around. This will help you to avoid stepping on it or accidentally tripping over furniture or something else that could potentially crush the lizard before you can get it into the net.
- Never put your hand anywhere near a lizard if you’re trying to catch one in the house and don’t let your kids do this either! It’ll just freak them out and make them think lizards are always going to bite them on purpose! Just don’t do it!
- If possible, find a way to keep your cat away from where you’re going to set up a trap for the lizard (or any other pets). Cats love lizards, so they tend to go after them when they’re around, which is pretty much all of the time if they’re not asleep in their beds (which is rare anyway). Plus, cats have claws that could kill the lizard if they were able to grab onto it with their paws.
Catching a lizard in the house can be very dangerous, so it’s important to approach it with caution. When you catch your lizard, get it in a container immediately and monitor it until it’s safely in captivity. Your best bet is to catch a small, harmless green anole and keep it in a container. Once it’s in a container, it should be safe. If you keep a close watch on your lizard, there’s a good chance it will stay in its container. When you catch your lizard, make sure that it has enough room to move around in its container and that it has food to eat.