The Egg-Laying Process

Lizards lay eggs in clutches of up to twenty at a time, which is why their populations grow each season. In early spring, most types of lizards gather in groups to begin the mating process. Females prefer physically fit males with few parasites to protect babies from danger during their 11 week incubation. Mothers lay two to three clutches per mating season. This abundant egg production allows lizard populations to thrive despite environmental calamities or predation. It also ensures that property owners with a lizard infestation will likely have to deal with nests.

Where Do Lizards Lay Eggs?

Lizards lay their eggs anywhere dark and moist, such as under woodpiles, sheds, and decks. Nesting sites can also be found beneath shrubs and in areas of tall grass. Younger, smaller females produce fewer eggs than older, larger ones, and experienced lizards can instinctually scope out safer nesting sites. Upon selecting a location, females dig holes to carefully bury their eggs. Lizard hatchlings emerge between May and July, but about 40 percent of them don't make it to adulthood.

Problems with Predators

Opossums and raccoons are able to sniff out and dig up lizard nesting sites with ease. These pests spread diseases like rabies or giardia to humans and leave parasite-infested feces near sidewalks. Newborn lizards are bite-sized morsels in the eyes of snakes, coyotes, foxes, and birds of prey, as well. Raptors and owls flock to properties where lizards lay eggs, creating competitive situations that often lead to conflicts. Due to protective parent lizards and the risk of lizard predators hanging around the nesting sites, it's best to contact Critter Control to deal with these pests and their eggs.

Get them out.
Keep them out.®

Experience wildlife or pest issue? We can help! Complete this form and your local Critter Control® office will contact you to assist.


indicates required field.

Best Rodent Removal in Atlanta

Larry M.
They have been able to eliminate the yellow jacket problem and keep them away. Everyone I have delt with have been helpful and friendly. 
Becky F.
Your representatives make your company! They are knowledgable and responsive.  I was fortunate to have a great representative for several years.  When that changed, I was concerned that the new tech wouldn't be as well trained.  I am extreamly happy with my new tech and can say that all of the service employes have been outstanding. 
Mona A.
Tech comes out monthly and takes care of everything. If we have any new issues, they are handled immediately.
Adrian J.
All the technicians are very kind and knowledgeable. Everyone always goes the extra mile anytime I need assistance. Great company to do business with.
Elena O.
Technicians are knowledgeable, polite, helpful, easy to reach out to.
Greg J.
The technician is very knowledgeable and courteous. He called in advance to notify me about an upcoming treatment. He inquires about any problems that I may have observed. He leaves a note to inform me that the appointment was completed.


Contact Form