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Old 08-03-2020, 04:50 PM   #1
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Gecko in the lazarette

Saw one this morning. Donít really have any bugs on the boat except for the ever present spiders.
Should I leave alone or get rid of?
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Old 08-03-2020, 04:55 PM   #2
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Mr. gk. It may be trapped. Put it out on the deck and leave it be. Your kindness may be rewarded with a deal on insurance...
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Old 08-03-2020, 05:25 PM   #3
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Old 08-03-2020, 06:06 PM   #4
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Leave it alone, may be the reason you don't have any pests. If you can safely get it back to land OK.
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Old 08-03-2020, 06:13 PM   #5
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Get it off the boat, or fumigate the boat. Those things crawl into tiny spaces and can short electrical equipment. I had one short and destroy a circuit board in an aircon at home, cost $750 to replace. They are a potential fire risk.
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Old 08-03-2020, 06:36 PM   #6
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I've had good luck with Baja Mexican Geckos. But Insequent has a good point.

All I get in my laz is queen bee hornets looking to ride through to next spring.
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Hmmmmm........donít snakes eat geckos ???
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Not sure if you have as many as we have in south Florida...but good luck with keeping them off even if you get rid of the one....the little ones are like roaches and mice as they seem to fit into spaces way smaller than them.

They seem to stay outside or only porches though, not in "conditioned" or high traffic areas... I would ignore the one unless I saw him in other places that I would care more about.

Rather have a lizard that eats roaches than the other way around.
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Hmmmmm........donít snakes eat geckos ???
Snakes on a Boat. Sounds like a sequel.
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The house is split. Some are saying let it live in peace and others are saying nuke it into oblivion.....
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They do drop little turds if that is OK with you.
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Once the snake gets rid of the gecko, you'll need a goose to get rid of the snake.
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Geckos, snakes, geese...We've been through this before ya know...


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