If you have known annoyance, it surely must be in the face of lizards that crawl around in every nook and corner of your house. House lizards are a great challenge for the houses they live in. They are not easy to be kept at bay. Although they are found in almost all parts of the world, they are mostly native to the South Asian region. House lizards are known as ‘house gecko’ in different parts of the world.
Identification of Lizard poop
The identification of lizard poop is no rocket science. If you pay enough attention to things that you keep spotting around in your house, you have surely spotted lizard dropping often lying around in corners. Lizard droppings vary in sizes and shapes. The ones you find in urban spaces exceed no more in length than a quarter inch long and one-eighth inch wide.
What Does Lizard Poop Look Like?
They have tapered ends with a white tip. This is because, in lizards, the solid and liquid waste is eliminated through the same opening. The white tips are in actuality the crystallized form of uric acid.
What is the difference between lizard poop and snake poop?
The droppings of lizard are often in pellet form whereas a snake poop is not in pellet form. There is not much difference between snake poop and bird poop. One is often mistaken for the other. However, the poop of bird is much whiter in color than that of a snake’s for the presence of much more urea than in a snake’s poop.
DO not be shocked if you happen to find hair, bones, scales of other animals in snake poop because snakes ingest the whole prey at one time. Intense energy is required to digest the prey. During this process, the snake very efficiently uses the body’s energy. During this period the snake does not move around much and becomes dormant. The energy usage and the digestion is at its apex after 48 hours when the temperature inside is 86 Fahrenheit . All the parts of the prey except for bones, teeth and other hard parts are broken down by the enzymes inside the stomach. The rest is excreted out as waste. Nevertheless, the snake would regurgitate its meal if it feels threatened so as to use that energy in escaping.
Lizard poop is with tapered towards the end and consists of a white tip which is the crystallized form of urea.
Is lizard poop dangerous?
Just like any other animal droppings, lizard poop too is toxic and unsanitary in nature. Lizard poop consists of a dangerous bacteria called salmonella. The presence of this bacteria makes the feces of lizards harmful to human. This bacteria can lead to food poisoning and in the case of infants, it can be fatal. Nonetheless, a lizard helps us to keep other annoying little insects at bay by posing a threat to their lives and by eating the ones that are already inside. So, in order to protect yourself from any kind of accidental food poisoning, do clean the utensils with bleach or a good disinfectant.
How to get rid of lizards?
The best way is to keep the house clean and free from excess creeks and crevices. Do not let them nest away in corners of unkempt rooms. Keep clearing clutters of unorganized items and throw away garbages regularly. Make space and the environment hostile to them by removing their comfort and food. Lizards love well-lit areas as those are the spots with the highest number of other small insects attracted plus those areas are warmer. Switch the extra lights off. Spray insecticides and clear your surroundings of small insects so that they don’t serve as food for lizards. Cover small cracks and holes whenever you spot one. Remove stagnant water.
How to clean Lizard droppings?
Wear gloves because ‘safety first’! Use a sterile piece of cloth to remove the droppings. Once the droppings are gone from the spot, do not relax because there is still a risk of contamination. Take a strong chemical disinfectant and pour some on a piece of different cloth and wipe away as nicely and thoroughly as possible.
Lizards have more than 6000 species and are a group of squamate reptiles which is a collection of the largest order of reptiles that includes snakes, amphibians, lizards. They are found everywhere except Antarctica and most oceanic island chains. I might just consider packing my bags then.
Nonetheless, if you try and co-exist with a lizard it is very rewarding for it protects you from unwanted insects and keeps your house clear of those.