Miami Lizard Control - Almost Free & Humane!

Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty LLC BK 3126272

I moved to Miami 16 years ago. I loved nearly everything about it. I say nearly because in addition to the sunshine, ocean breezes, palm trees and sublime winters, I also got lizards. I don’t like lizards. I mean, I don’t hate them, but I don’t want them sharing space with me.

I made a deal with the lizards. They can have the outdoors and the indoor space is mine. After all, they were here before I was and have every right to live their lives in their natural habitat.  The problem is that the little critters haven’t been good about sticking to their end of the bargain. I find them indoors occasionally and find myself having to evict them.  It’s not always easy. OK, OK, it’s not ever easy. the rest of this entry here

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Maggie Dokic - Broker/Owner - Special Miami Homes

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Comments (6)

Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I have the same deal with mice & snakes Maggie. The snakes have been abiding by the agreement so far but the mice haven't. Thankfully my cat Charlotte has been educaing them lately. She's killed four mice in the last couple of weeks. 

May 27, 2017 12:58 PM
Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101
eXp Realty LLC - Miami, FL
GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |

Oh Debe. You are a braver soul than I! I saw a snake in our yard about a month ago and screamed. It was all I could do to not go running back inside. Charlotte should come give lessons to my six cats. My neighbor says the reason they're not catching mice is that they are too well fed. I would ffeel awful withholding their food though! Or maybe the snakes are eating the mice and there's none for them to catch. lol I don't like that idea either...fattened snakes.

May 27, 2017 01:25 PM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


I went to Dade north for one semester many, many years ago. Used to live on 60th & Flagler and go to the Jai Alai fonton many nights. Nearly won the Big Q twice, cheers cvc

May 27, 2017 03:19 PM
Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101

Curtis wow. I don't think we even have Jai Alai any more! Cheers from the other side of our fair country.

May 28, 2017 01:47 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Keeping lizards in there space . . . . outside is a good idea.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 27, 2017 07:25 PM
Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101

Thanks Lou. I agree!

May 28, 2017 01:47 AM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO
Casual Uncluttering LLC - Woodinville, WA
Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes

Maggie Dokic Umm, I'll chime in as the lone dissenter here. Lizards inside usually means waaaaaay fewer mosquitoes, flies and all the other nasty biting critters inside as well. Make peace with the little guys. Detente. Keep away from their tails and you'll be much happier with them.

May 27, 2017 09:05 PM
Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101

Lauren, try as I might, I just can't. =) Make peace with them being indoors I mean. When I first arrived here I heard from many people that lizards can't live in our homes because they will die from the air conditioning. That may have also spurred me to get them out. I realize now that either they were wrong or my house isn't cold enough because this last guy was here for a week and looked as healthy as ever. =)

May 28, 2017 01:50 AM
Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101
eXp Realty LLC - Miami, FL
GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |

Thanks for stopping by and commenting everyone!

May 28, 2017 01:51 AM