The Asian Gecko in North Queensland can be a real nuisance, the main issue in dealing with these geckos is hygiene related, the faeces of the Asian house gecko is known to carry many parasites.
These parasites, as well as salmonella can be passed to humans through contact with their faecal matter.
Another common problem with the Asian house gecko is that they like to harbour in air conditioning units which they are well known for shorting out the unit and causing considerable damage which amounts in large repair/replacement costs.
Most clients though are generally fed up with the amount of mess these little critters can create, with their droppings making a mess all over the walls and floor throughout your home.
Gecko droppings have a white tip at one end which is quite easy to recognise.
If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me if I could get rid of their gecko’s I’d be a very wealthy man. I personally don’t mind having some gecko’s around as they do help to keep other pests such as spiders and moths at bay, but when their numbers get out of hand it’s time for a gecko cull.
Tips to reduce Geckos –
Geckos love hiding behind wall hanging photo frames, air conditioners, clocks and behind light and fan fittings. One method you can try, is to seal around some of these things to prevent the gecko from accessing these areas or trying a silicon spray like Go Gecko to keep them away (Go Gecko needs to be used regularly to be effective in my opinion)
Lizard trap glue boards are another effective method for reducing your gecko population as these will catch many geckos in a short amount of time.
There are several isecticide products sold at supermarkets that some clients claim to kill their geckos but I have no experience with these so be careful as they could mark your walls.
A method that I also use occasionally if you’re fast enough is a fly swat, once the gecko is swat it falls to the ground and is then caught and fed to my hungry fish in my fish tank.
If you're after some more tips, then this website link below has some great information
Best of luck with your gecko hunting, if you wish to discuss any products that can reduce your gecko population then feel free to contact us at Pest Off Solutions.