Their are eight different species of lizards that can be found in Tennessee, with the most common being the Common Five-Lined Skink. These shiny lizards have highly variable color patterns. The adult males are a brown or olive color with the head turning to a reddish or orange color during breeding season. The adult females are brown with a more blue-gray tail. Both of which have 5 white or yellow looking stripes extending the length of its body. Mostly found in wooded areas, their diet consits of insects such as crickets, termites, and beetles.
Problems and Damage
Lizards will at times wander into homes or buildings in search for food and water, however lizards prefer to be outdoors. Lizards are not known to cause damage to home structures, these animals are mostly considered pests due to their intimidating appearance. Lizard infestations can occur if you live in an are with ideal conditions such as an abidance of flies or fruit and flowering plants. Land covered with leaves are ideal shelter spots for lizards as well.
Prevention and Exclusions
To keep lizards from invading your home, Complete Animal Removal can identify and seal up any potential entry points using heavy duty materials strong enough to withstand unwanted animals from regaining access into your home.
If you've found that lizards have invaded your home or property, Complete Animal Removal offers professional removal assistance. Our Wildlife Specialists are trained on lizard identification and behavior, enabling them to quickly and humanely trap and remove your unwanted lizard.