ricky1987 saidMy master's degree is likely taking me to Victoria or New South Wales in Australia. I am excited but the thing is that I terribly scared of reptiles and it is worrying me already that there might be geckos in the house. Is there anyone here Australian or someone who have lived in Australia that can tell me if geckos live inside the house. I tried searching some info on google but nothing really interesting showed up. What are the remedies available?
There are over 1500 species of geckos worldwide, we even have some native to Florida, and others that were introduced as escaped pets. There's even a species commonly known as a House Gecko, because they prefer human dwellings as their habitat.
They're insect eaters and non-venomous, so of little direct danger to humans. In fact, their control of insects, especially mosquitos, can be beneficial to people. In Florida small insect-eating reptiles are welcome, my only reservation being when they slip indoors, typically if we leave the patio door open. But we like seeing them among our outdoor plants, eating any insects.
When they get inside they hide from view, and usually die if they can't escape back outside, I presume from lack of insect food and perhaps water, because our windows are screened and usually closed. I suppose they would also leave droppings around if they stayed long enough, which could be a health hazard. But I'd never be afraid of them, they don't bother you.