8 Natural Ways to Stop Lizards From Entering Your Home

LIFESTYLE  |  August 27, 2017
  • Egg shells
    1 / 8 Egg shells

    Lizards are said to hate the smell of eggs, so place some egg shells around the house or kitchen. Do not wash them before putting them out – simply wipe them dry, as this is more effective.

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  • Coffee powder
    2 / 8 Coffee powder

    Just like cockroaches, lizards hate the strong odour of coffee powder. Better yet, mix coffee and tobacco powder, which is poisonous to lizards, and leave around corners of the house to deter lizards from entering your home.

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  • Garlic
    3 / 8 Garlic

    Lizards hate the smell of enzymes in garlic, so if you’re having a lizard problem around the kitchen, leave some cloves around.

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  • Onions
    4 / 8 Onions

    Just like garlic, onions have a pungent smell that deter lizards. Hang onions near windows or potential lizards’ hiding places. You can also make an onion juice spray to lightly spray around your windows.

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  • Pepper
    5 / 8 Pepper

    Lizards hate the spicy odour of pepper, so pour some pepper into a porous bag and let it do its thing.

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  • Chilli powder
    6 / 8 Chilli powder

    Lace suspecting areas with chilli powder, or dilute with water and turn it into a spray.

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  • Dried chillies
    7 / 8 Dried chillies

    Not keen on leaving powder packets around the house? Leave some dried chilli out instead.

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  • Bleach
    8 / 8 Bleach

    Clean infected areas with bleach, as the odour feels foreign or even dangerous to lizards.

    A version of this article originally appeared on www.homeanddecor.com.sg.

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