Geckos help get rid of insects

When you hear chuck-chuck-chuck on your bedroom wall or window ledge tonight, don’t dive under the sheets – your visitor is only the little Asian house gecko who is cleaning up your cockroaches, mossies and spiders – and possibly copulating in between to swell his numbers.

The big wet seems to be driving more of the 11-centimetre critters indoors as they search for mossies and insects, also being driven out of the drenching weather.

“It could be that this rain is driving the Asian house geckos indoors as insects are coming in also from the wet,” Patrick Cooper, curator of reptiles at Qld Museum, confirmed yesterday.

Read full story HERE.


About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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