What Attracts Lizards to Yards?

There are many types of lizards in the country, most of which are more of a nuisance than anything else. Recognized by their dry, scaly skin and four legs with clawed feet, these reptilian pests wander into backyards that provide ample food, water, and shelter. Chiefly consuming harmful insects, such as beetles, ants, and spiders, lizards in the yard can be very beneficial. However, some enjoy munching on plants, which may be off-putting to property owners with a green thumb.


Aside from possible landscaping and garden damage, having a lizard in the yard can pose other issues. For example, the pests may sneak into homes. As agile climbers and fast runners, they quickly become a nuisance indoors. Worse, attempting to handle intrusive lizards can result in bites. Lizards in yards may attract other unwanted pests and predators as well, such as dangerous snakes.

How to Get Rid of Lizards in the Yard

Lizards will likely wander onto a property from time to time, searching for their next insect meal. To prevent them from gaining indoor access, residents should seal all small openings around the home. Additionally, homeowners can eliminate hiding places by investing in off-the-ground storage for excess lumber and gardening supplies. The less shelter available, the fewer lizards in the yard. If these reptiles become unmanageable, the professionals at Critter Control are available to assist in lizard removal.

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