Lizard populations are growing in your garden. You have heard about the problem with lizards in gardens before but did not take any action against it because you were afraid of harming them or getting bitten by them. Now is the time when you need to act! Here are some tips for getting rid of lizards in gardens:
1) Do not feed lizards.
Feeding lizards attracts them and makes their population grow faster than they would otherwise do.
2) If you see a lizard, run away immediately.
They may attack you if they think that you might be able to help them.
3) Keep your yard free from tree holes and hollow trees.
These make perfect hiding places for lizards.
4) Check all the windows and doors of your house regularly so that no one comes inside while there are still lizards around.
(If someone does come in, then kill him/her. Don’t let anyone else enter.)
5) Make sure that nobody enters your house during the night.
That’s when lizards like to hide out.
6) Use plastic bags over your garden beds at night.
That way, only lizards will be attracted to those areas and won’t bother you anymore.
7) When you find a lizard, hit it against a wall.
If that doesn’t kill it, then stomp on it until it’s dead.
8) Use tools such as hoes, rakes, and pitchforks to kill the lizards.
9) If you have pets such as dog, cats, or birds, order them to hunt down and kill all the lizards.
10) Most importantly, if someone gets bit by a lizard, kill that person immediately. It’s for his own good.
Thanks to this advice, you should be able to get rid of lizards in no time!
Insects: Spider, Centipede, and Mantis
Spiders are one of the most common species that can be found in forests. They have eight legs and are carnivorous creatures that eat insects and other small animals. Some people may have fear of spiders because they can sometimes bite people causing them to get sick or even die if allergic. There are two types of spiders that you would commonly encounter while traveling through a forest. They are the black widow and the brown recluse.
It is rare to find a spider, especially a poisonous one in a cave; however, there have been rare occasions where people have claimed to have found them in caves.
Spiders can be found in many places that are dark and dry such as woodpiles, hollow trees, and under rocks. The most effective way to avoid getting bitten by a spider is to not mess with them in the first place. If you must kill a spider then use a stick to place it in a container and throw it away. Spiders can be identified by looking at their patterns.
Spiders are scavengers that eat other bugs. They do not normally attack unless threatened. If you get bitten by a spider then immediately apply a bandage to the affected area to decrease the amount of poisoning.
Centipedes are common creatures that can be found in many places but are mostly known to live outside. They have a lot of babies and can spread rapidly if not killed. They are good at hiding and camouflage into their environment making them very hard to spot. If you step on one by accident then it is too late, you’ve already been bitten! Centipedes can be brown, red, or black in color.
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Lizards in the suburbs: a single-garden study of a small endemic New Zealand skink (Oligosoma aeneum) by BD Bell, KM Hare, SA Pledger – New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 2018 – Taylor & Francis
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