New to Florida and wondering what all these Florida brown lizards are? No they are not geicos…Geico is an insurance company. Perhaps you mean gecko, but again you would be wrong. Next you are probably wondering are they dangerous or should you try to get rid of them? Good questions considering we are a pest control company. Well let’s answer a few questions and explain what these little Florida brown lizards are and if you should be concerned.
What Are the Florida Brown Lizards?
Here in Southwest Florida you are probably referring to the Anolis carolinensis or the green anole. But wait, I was wondering what the Florida brown lizards were. Well anoles come in brown and green and can actually change color. They are not true chameleons as they can really only change from brown to green and back. Not native to Florida, but another brown lizard we see a lot is the brown anole. Unfortunately these brown anoles that are native to the tropics will feed on the native green anole. Is there anything for you to worry about? Let’s read on.
Should You Be Concerned?
No. These little Florida brown lizards are amazing. They don’t make any noise, they don’t bite and generally hurry off if you get to close to them. If you have them around your house you should be excited and not trying to get rid of them. They eat all kinds of bugs around your house that you don’t want inside. From palmetto bugs to flies beetles and more. Naturally and without any chemicals they can help control bugs around your house. They are not known to carry any disease even if you could catch one! They can live for a few years, so if you pay attention, you may even notice the same ones being around often.
Here Are Some Interesting Facts On The Florida Brown Lizards
- About two to four weeks following mating, the female lays her first clutch of eggs
- She can produce an egg every two weeks during the breeding season, until about 10 eggs have been produced.
- The eggs are left to incubate by the heat of the sun, and if successful, will hatch in about five to seven weeks
- The hatchlings are 52–67 mm (2.0–2.6 in) in length. The hatchlings must fend for themselves
Of course there are many different types of lizards here in Southwest Florida that were pets and released, or escaped from breeders. You should never attempt to pick up or provoke any animal that you do not know about. There are reptiles that are dangerous and snakes the are venomous. If you are not sure and you feel you have pests around your yard and especially in your house give us a call.
Since 1979 we have been protecting thousands and thousands of your neighbor right here in and around Venice Florida. We are family owned with decades of experience. We know how to control the pests around your home to keep them from getting in. This is much better then treating for or spraying inside your home to get them back out.
We have a number of different pest control programs and ultimately each plan is customized for you specific property and needs. Give us a call, we look forward to meeting you and helping you and your family safely enjoy living in Florida. We also treat lawn pests which can eat at grass roots and plants making your yard look brown and killing your trees and shrubs. Our plans protect your trees and shrubs as well.