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Post by aussiemeg » Sat, 13 Sep 2008 8:17 am

Why does everyone want to get rid of the lizards. I thought they ate mosquitoes!
#Any natural remedies to get rid of them short of leaving the region!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 13 Sep 2008 12:27 pm

They do eat mozzies, and lots of other insects. I haven't a clue why people want to get rid of them.

They are funny. You can befriend them and eventually they will eat a grain of rice of your fingertip (but it takes a while). I have one who likes to lay on the top edge of my LCD Monitor. It's also funny to find them in the fridge and you taken 'em out and lay 'em in the palm of your had until they warm up and go scampering off. I've had them fry themselves in the toaster and in the microwave (not IN the microwave but was laying across the fuse and when it was turned on the results were shocking! Pull off the switchplate covers and you will probably find some of their eggs, seems it's a popular place for them to lay them. Little white pea sized eggs.
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Post by EADG » Mon, 15 Sep 2008 11:51 pm

so does that really work, and for what?
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Guess I shouldn't tell him about Pandan Leaves then....... Or TCM for that matter! :lol:
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Lizards are Slimy

Post by here_i_am » Wed, 17 Sep 2008 6:54 am

I think seeing lizards in my home make me panic because I associate them with dirt... Which means my house needs extra attention and I'm not doing a good enough job cleaning up.

:oops:

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 17 Sep 2008 10:45 am

Why don't you live outside in the yard? You like it dry right? So to the little lizards. You provide a roof and unless your house is completely cleanroom sterile (with pressurized double entry access) you will not keep all the insects at bay so the little lizards do an admirable job of pest control like eating mozzies. Just look at them as part of the landscape.
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Re: Lizards are Slimy

Post by QRM » Wed, 17 Sep 2008 11:18 am

here_i_am wrote:I think seeing lizards in my home make me panic because I associate them with dirt... Which means my house needs extra attention and I'm not doing a good enough job cleaning up.

:oops:
Ever heard of "Mysophobia"?

It is a term used to describe a pathological fear of contact with dirt, to avoid contamination and germs. Someone who has such a fear is often referred to as a "mysophobe."

Surprising number of people suffer from it I had a neighbour, with an extreme case she would wash her hands at least a 100 times a day and when i say wash to the point the skin would bleed :shock:

Not that I am saying you have it, but worth keeping an eye on it starts to effect the kids,

Lizards like snakes are actually not slimy its just a shiny sheen to their skin,
they are very smooth and dry ( like my head :lol: )

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Post by boffenl » Wed, 17 Sep 2008 1:23 pm

Ugh, still gross though (the lizards, not the shiny bald head)! I still jump when I turn the light on and catch them in the act--makes me think of them more like cockroaches too. Don't tell me they're actually sanitary cause I'll fight you on that. We have a few, but they know not to come out when I'm around.

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Post by here_i_am » Wed, 17 Sep 2008 4:37 pm

About the shiny head, I'd consider putting some matte moisturizer with a little spf on that if I were you... Unlike lizards, human skin is not thick enough to handle the sun's radiation.

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Post by QRM » Wed, 17 Sep 2008 4:51 pm

After all these years my skins pretty thick :lol:
Mind you in a recent photoshoot there was more foundation applied to my head than face :roll:

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