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Surprising Reasons Why You Need To Have Geckos In Your Home

Mr Brown said he had been called out to the home of a fashion designer who had problems with geckos pooing all over her clothing, but there were no treatments for ridding your home of them as they are a protected species.

A Pest Care spokeswoman said the best cure for an inundation of geckos was to get rid of their food sources, namely the bugs they prey on in your home.

“Of course you can’t control the moths as they are attracted to the light, but if you remove what they eat, they will go elsewhere to live,” she said.

An Australia Zoo reptile expert said the species most commonly found around people’s homes were the native Robust Velvet Gecko and the exotic Asian House Gecko.

The Robust Velvet Gecko is grey with large, dark-edged, rectangular pale blotches extending from head on to flattened plump tail, while the Asian House Gecko is pale pinkish-brown to dark grey, with mottled patterning.

“The average person probably wouldn’t notice the difference between the species and all reptiles are protected by law, regardless of their status,” he said.

“The benefits of having geckos around your home are that they act like insect control.

“They have the capacity to eat a lot of small insects in the space of an evening, and keep insect populations down around your home.”

Gecko life cycle

Adult geckos will strongly defend a good feeding territory.

They announce their occupation with the familiar “Chuck, Chuck” sound.
Battles between males during the spring breeding season can be quite dramatic, beginning with the twitching of tails and lots of “chucking” as they advance to the fray.

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