Friday, 6 September 2013

Living with a gecko

You may be familiar with the sight of a gecko climbing up and down the exterior walls of your house. However, how would you like living with one cheek by jowl?

It all started in early summer. Due to the intense heat, I had to leave all windows open day and night. Little did I know then that I would soon have an intruder in my house! No kidding, this gecko has decided to stay in my house rent-free, which isn't too bad when  you consider that this type of lizard does a service by eating insects that you may have in your house: mosquitoes, spiders, crickets, etc.

Unfortunately, that would be fine and dandy if this self-appointed "guest" didn't have the annoying habit of messing the place with droppings I have to pick up! Gross.

Chasing the gecko away might sound like the logical solution but it's not really an option as it will just hide until night, only to come out of the woodwork again and waltz around the house as if it owns the place. Geckoes are nocturnal creatures.

I'm afraid I won't be able to get rid of this wall-crawler until I close all windows and shut it out, but the weather is still too hot.

Oh well, revenge is a dish best served cold.

Have you ever had a gecko in your house?


  1. When will summer be over there? It's fall in eastern US now and will soon be winter. And gecko droppings are really smelly, aren't they?


    1. Hi,

      It's not as hot as it was a few weeks ago but we won't have cooler temperatures until october.

      As soon as I see the droppings I clean the area so I don't really know if they are smelly or not. Anyway, I will soon be able to shut it out, hopefully.

    2. Well, I haven't smelled the droppings at close quarters but I don't think they are smelly!