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.
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
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