the One and Only Product to Get Rid Of House Geckos
Why kill geckos? or not!
This is a recurrent and passionate debate.
There are those who are against, there are those who are for.
It must be admitted that House Geckos benefit from an important capital of sympathy, but as an entrepreneur, remember that
people who do not like geckos or who do not like their disadvantages, are numerous enough to constitute a very large market.
Here are the five main species of House Geckos, they all are foreign species in the USA, Japan. Most of them are foreign species also in Australia, South Africa, and in Persian Gulf countries:
These geckos are widespread and abundant. They are not listed on the IUCN Red List https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/176130/7184890. They are not listed by CITES https://www.cites.org/eng/disc/species.php.
As House Geckos are not protected species, getting rid of them or not getting rid of them must be everyone's choice in his private property.
To kill them in the outside world is another issue that is the decision of the authorities of each country.
Nobody has to impose his decision on other persons about inside buildings, but It seems that some people want to force others to not kill these pests inside their homes.
As a professional in the field of pest control, you must have arguments to counter the arguments of people who would like to try to impose their decisions on you and on your clients.
The only valid argument that House Geckos should not be killed, is the geographical argument:
- Humans at home, ie in their buildings or outdoors.
- Wild animals at home, ie outdoors or in the wild.
Geckos are not welcome in the buildings of your clients. As a reminder, potential clients are numerous.
First of all, no one is incited to kill House Geckos!
This product and method is intended only for potential customers who already
have their opinion on what is a problem for them.
Your arguments should be expressed, only if aggressive people question you.
Killing House Geckos is the choice of your clients. It is not yours because most of the time House geckos are only anesthetized but not killed. The dose of active substance has been planned for this purpose, but we can not control the over-consumption of some geckos. Some absorb more, in which case they die. Their anesthesia lasts for a longer or shorter time, but enough to have time to get rid of them. If these House Geckos are killed during anesthesia or after, it is the choice of your clients, not yours.
Please respond to critics' only when they verbally attack you. Remind critics that this product is not meant to kill but to anesthetize. Death, when it occurs, is accidental. It concerns geckos who are too greedy. Gluttony is a sin :-D Therefore, it is a divine punishment.
Remind these critics of the barbaric modes of action of the poisons they themselves use against mice. Inform them that mammals are far more susceptible to pain than reptiles while House Geckos killed by GeckoTox have not suffered when they died. GeckoTox is an anesthetic product.
Did you suffer the last time an anesthesiologist put you to sleep? After your awakening did you suffer from your anesthesia? or did you suffer from injuries, from illness, from surgery?
Never try to sell GeckoTox to friends of the geckos by explaining to them why they are wrong!
Do not speak to them! Do not waste your time because they will not undestand you.
There are enough customers elsewhere.
When this sort of persons see that the truth is the opposite of their beliefs, they do not want to listen or read because they
are afraid of being convinced by evidence. These people will never understand anything in any field. So, do not insist. Flee.
Why do some of your potential clients want to kill House Geckos? or not!
Everyone has the right to make his own decision: either to love them or not to like them.
Some people are bothered by the nocturnal squeaks of the geckos, because they are tired of their droppings in their houses and work premises, other people have seen their computers, air conditioners, photocopiers, and all sorts of electrical appliances fail because of short circuits caused by eggs or droppings.
These people will be your customers because no one else can provide them with this service. GeckoTox is unique in the world.
The person who tamed this gecko and made him an armchair will never be your client either.
On the other hand, the gecko lover who has given his gecko a donut, or I should say the gecko lover who has eaten the donut his geckos left him, will never be your customer.
It would be enough for you to recover the geckos at your customers and ship them to his manufacture.
Maybe could you become the supplier of this maker of Gecko Wine?
Therefore, geckos drinkers could become your indirect customers too.
Why do all your potential clients should want to get rid of House Geckos?
Most people do not know this just below, you could inform them if needed:
Their very high territoriality and aggressiveness makes local and endemic species recede. In addition, food competition means they leave little food to others. If they do this like in this picture to each other in the same specie, they do it just as much with the cousin species that they are genociding.
<--- Eating biscuit on the floor --->
Contrary to what self-righteous persons think, eating biscuit on the floor is much less tiring than hunting mosquitoes and other insects.
In contact with humans, the behavior of animals changes. The House Geckos, and the Wild Geckos are no longer the same ...
* Links of some studies saying Geckos have been found harmful to man:
The list is long, the Internet is full of studies like these. Enter these keywords into your search engine: "house gecko disease".
Ask yourself this question:
Do geckos eat your leftovers? or are you eating the leftovers from their meals?
It could be both...
Where do you store your fruits and vegetables?
Do you sometimes let them ripen outside your refrigerator?
Fortunately we do not eat the skin of bananas ... but if I remember correctly, we eat the skin of other fruits!
Good advice: wash your fruits and vegetables well.
Did not you know that geckos love your kitchen and your dining room?
If sometimes you have diarrhea problems, now you understand why.
Some copy-paste among among the hundreds of the same content:
(those in a hurry need only read what is in red)
Globalization has led to an increased spread of alien invasive species, which can alter mutualistic relationships, community dynamics, ecosystem function, and resource distributions. They can cause extinctions thereby affecting local and global diversity. Among reptiles two gecko species, Hemidactylus frenatus and Hemidactylus mabouia, have considerably increased their range during the last century. Both have already caused local decimations and extinctions of native species.
Asian house geckos have transferred disease-carrying mites to native species
Most people tend to ignore the ubiquitous wall gecko, which they usually say is harmless and does not bother body. They only stake locations waiting for an unfortunate insect or cockroach that would come their way, and they would make a meal of it.
In case you are in the category of people who have this view about wall geckos, then you need to rethink after reading this piece about what happened to a family that got wiped out.
As investigations later revealed, the mother of the family had prepared a pot of soup and probably left the cover of the pot slightly open, to allow the steam from the soup to evaporate and the soup cool down before being covered. While she was away, a gecko fell into it and died.
The woman and her children later ate the soup. The next day, they all died from poisoning. Nobody could immediately fathom that they ate poison. In the course of investigation, the dead gecko was seen in the soup pot. Apparently the poison from the animal had leached into the soup.
A very strange character died after swallowing various things to increase the audience of his video. He died because of a gecko. This article in French says: "Contrary to popular belief, geckos are not venomous. However, they are natural healthy carriers of the Salmonella bacteria".
According to the Texas State University:
Hemidactylus frenatus has demonstrated a high propensity for competitive displacement of similar-sized and urban-adapted geckos. The common house gecko is very well adapted to predation on insects that gather along building walls near artificial lighting, seemingly more so than most native gecko species. Also, H. frenatus also tends to be more aggressive and territorial, as well as, more tolerant of inter-specific cohabitation and competition than native geckos. Such features allow the common house gecko to successfully out-compete native species and exclude them from concentrated food sources. Studies have demonstrated aggressive, dominant behavior in H. frenatus over native geckos like Lepidodactylus lugubris throughout the Pacific islands. In some instances H. frenatus bit off their tails or ate them entirely. Their aggressiveness and their ability to cohabitate while out-competing makes H. frenatus a dangerous invasive species. With H. frenatus being established on all continents (except Antarctica), it is a clear and present threat to native geckos and their ecosystems.
The case of Australia, which was recently affected by Asian Geckos ie House Geckos is the same than many countries in the word:
Asian House Geckos fast invading Australian homes (it is the title of the first video just below).
"Some people feel that all they're doing is invading urban areas where people live … eating the pests that are attracted to our lights," Dr Amey said. "But there's another school of thought that says there is evidence that in some situations they are invading natural bushland and displacing native geckos."
"They're more competitive, they're aggressive and there's also the potential that they're introducing pests, parasites and diseases."
"Personally, I think we should be taking a precautionary approach and considering them an invasive pest."
Dr Amey was not aware that Asian House Geckos ie Common House Geckos were already in the official list of animal pests of Australia since 2012 11 07.
Should your houses and work premises become geckos nurseries?
In the light of what has been said above, geckos' friends and political decision-makers should ask themselves a fundamental question that concerns not only geckos, but also all animals that are alien species to the local ecosystems:
Except your homes, some nurseries are called "Terrariums". You can find tips all over the internet for raising all kinds of exotic animals. There are many sites, forums, blogs on this subject of breeding geckos. Here for example:
You have the right to raise them by leaving them free in your apartment, your home your work premises.
This picture is titled "Birthday Lizard" on the website where it comes from.
No doubt the owner, or friend of this gecko who made this cake and this pointed for his pet hat would approve nurseries for this animal specie. Everyone has the right to do as he wants.
Cannibalism? Are House Geckos so sympathetic?
Showing this cannibal behavior of House Geckos is not intended to demonstrate that they are immoral or make them unsympathetic. Morality and immorality is a concept foreign to the animal world (and often to humans too). These footage are intended to show that Common House Geckos, which are alien species, are harmful to local species because if they eat each other, they also eat the other local species, including endemic species.
A. M. Bauer of Villanova University, PA :
Cannibalism in geckos is rarely documented in the wild, except for easily observed house geckos, but it undoubtedly occurs, with its likelihood increasing in times of food shortages and under crowded conditions.
Study funded the USA World Wildlife Fund (WWF) & by CIBNOR & CONACyT of Mexico :
Lepidoptera were the most abundant prey items consumed, both in frequency (44%) and volume (43%) respectively, followed by Rev. Biol. Trop., 47(1-2): 237-238, 1999 www.ucr.ac.cr www.ots.ac.cr www.ots.duke.edu Colonization of Socorro Island (Mexico), by the tropical house gecko Hemidactylus frenatus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) Patricia Galina-Tessaro, Alfredo Ortega-Rubio, Sergio Alvarez-Cárdenas and Gustavo Arnaud Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste. Apartado Postal No. 128, La Paz, 23070 B.C.S México. Fax (112) 55343; e-mail: email@example.com. Received 1-V-1998. Corrected 16-XI-1998. Accepted 4-XII-1998. 238 REVISTA DE BIOLOGÍA TROPICAL Orthoptera and Aranea (15% and 9% respectively in volume) . Our results on the diet of H. frenatus on Socorro Island are consistent with those reported in the literature for other places (Bobrov 1992), except that we found that cannibalism was occurring (21% of the total volume of prey items consisted of gecko remains).
It seems that the study above (of Villanova University, PA), underestimated the phenomenon of the cannibalist in House Geckos.
21% of stomach contents of geckos consists of geckos: it's not nothing. The study continues as follows:
On Socorro Island there is only one other reptile, the endemic diurnal lizard Urosaurus auriculatus (Cope). For this reason, and because Hemidactylus frenatus has been demonstrated to be a successful colonizer, it is important to develop further studies on the ecology and biology of this gecko, particularly those focused with their relationships with the native vertebrate fauna, specially the endemic diurnal lizard, in order to establish the ecological significance of this exotic colonizing species in a threatened and very fragile insular ecosystem.
Case et al. 1994; Dame and Petren, 2006:
H. frenatus can consume juveniles of other gecko species
Bolger and Case, 1992:
Male and female H. frenatus are known to eat juveniles of other gecko species as well as their own progeny.
Geckos are not appreciated everywhere
In some cultures, geckos are loved and appreciated. In some others: no. Those who understand the Arabic language will know why it is allowed to kill "wazagh".
So, it seems that GeckoTox should be more appreciated in muslim countries.
Reported by Al-Boukhâri 6/28 and Muslim 2237
Ryad As-salihin 1863
وعن أم شريكٍ رضي الله عنها أن رسول الله أمرها بقتل الأوزاغ وقال
كان يَنفخ على إبراهيم
البخاري 6/281، ومسلم2237
Reported by Muslim 2240 - 146/147
Riyad As-salihin 1864
- وعن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال: قال رسول الله
من قتل وزغةً في أول ضربةٍ، فله كذا وكذا حسنةً، ومن قتلها في الضربة الثانية، فله كذا وكذا حسنةً دون الأولى، وإن قتلها في الضربة الثالثة، فله كذا وكذا حسنة
من قتل وزغاً في أول ضربةٍ، كُتب له مائة حسنةٍ، وفي الثانية دون ذلك، وفي الثالثة دون ذلك
رواه مسلم (2240) 146 و147
There is no point to go into detail by translating the entirety of these texts. We can summarize the situation by saying that House Gecko must be a hated animal according to the precepts of the sacred texts of Islam. It is said also that if you kill a gecko, you have to try to do it the first time. So there is the concern to not cause suffering. GeckoTox responds perfectly to this moral principle, because it is anesthetic.
في دراسة لجامعة جورجيا عام 2015 تبين للباحثين أن الوزغ أو ما يدعى بـ «أبو بريص» هو حيوان خطير، ينبغي التخلص منه.. فقد أثبتت الدراسة أنه يحوي بكتريا مقاومة للمضادات الحيوية تعيش في أمعائه.
هذه البكتريا خطيرة على الإنسان، وعلى الحيوان، وعلى البيئة.. لماذا؟
لأن هذه البكتريا يصعب التخلص منها بالدواء، ولذلك تنتشر وتتكاثر، وتنتقل بين الحيوان والإنسان، ما يزيد من خطورتها.
وهذه الدراسة قد نشرت في مجلة Science of the Total Environment، وأثبت الباحثون فيها أن أمعاء «أبو بريص» تحوي بكتريا مقاومة للمضادات الحيوية، وعندما تنتقل هذه البكتريا للإنسان فإنه من الصعب معالجتها، لأنها تقاوم الأدوية.
ويقول الخبراء إن وجود هذه الأوزاغ «أبو بريص» في المنازل يقدم بكتريا مضادة للمضادات الحيوية لأصحاب هذه المنازل، ولا سيما أولئك الذين يربونها بهدف التسلية أو اللعب، وبالتالي تحذر الدراسة من تربية هذه الأوزاغ، وضرورة التخلص منها، ولكن هناك مشكلة جديدة!
فحتى بعد رميها بعيداً عن المنزل فإنها تنقل هذه البكتريا للحيوانات، وبالتالي يمكن أن تعود وتنتقل إلى الإنسان من جديد، وعبر حيوانات أخرى!
إن هذه الحيوانات يتم استيرادها في الولايات المتحدة بغرض التربية واللعب لدى العائلات.. وبالتالي تجلب معها بكتريا جديدة من بلد لآخر.. وهذا يتسبب في انتشار بكتريا مقاومة للمضادات الحيوية.. وهذه البكتريا ربما تكون في بلدها الأصلي غير ضارة، لكن عندما تنتقل لبلد آخر تكون شديدة الضرر.
وتقول الباحثة Sonia M. Hernandez المتخصصة في أمراض الحيوانات البرية: «إننا لا نزال نجهل لماذا البكتريا التي يحملها هذا الكائن عنيدة لهذه الدرجة، وتقاوم أي مضادات حيوية، على عكس الكثير من الحيوانات التي تحمل بكتريا عادية».
وتؤكد الباحثة أن هذه الحيوانات تحتاج لطريقة خاصة أثناء التعامل معها، وإلا سيصاب الإنسان بالعدوى، وتنتقل البكتريا إليه بسهولة ويصعب التخلص منها.
وحتى بعد إدراك الناس لمخاطر هذه الحيوانات وإطلاقها في البرية، يبقى الخطر مستمراً، حيث تقوم هذه الأوزاغ بنقل البكتريا العنيدة لبقية الحيوانات، ومن ثم تنتقل للبشر من جديد.. أي لابد من التخلص منها نهائياً.
لقد حذر النبي الكريم -صلى الله عليه وسلم- قبل هذه الدراسة بأربعة عشر قرناً من هذه الأوزاغ، وضررها على البيئة.. فقد أمر بضرورة التخلص منها نهائياً، ورغب في ذلك لمنع تركها لتنقل الأذى للبشر وللحيوانات.. وهذا من رحمة النبي الكريم بالبشر وبالحيوان!
قال عليه الصلاة والسلام: (من قتل وزغة في أول ضربة كتب له مائة حسنة، ومن قتلها في الضربة الثانية فله كذا وكذا حسنة وإن قتلها في الضربة الثالثة فله كذا وكذا حسنة) [رواه مسلم]. والوزغة هي «أبو بريص» (كائن من الزواحف، ويوجد منها مئات الأنواع في الطبيعة).. وهذا ليرغب الناس في ضرورة الإسراع والتخلص من هذا الكائن الضار، منعاً لانتشار البكتريا والأمراض المعدية، سواءً بين الناس أو بين الحيوانات.
ولذلك يؤكد العلم الحديث أن التخلص من هذه الأوزاغ ينعكس بشكل جيد على الإنسان وعلى البيئة، أي أن التخلص من هذه الكائنات الضارة هو رحمة ببقية الكائنات.. وضرورة أن تبقى بعيدة عن المنازل، وضمن البيئة البرية التي خلقت فيها.. ويبقى السؤال.. ألا يستحق هذا النبي أن يكون رحمة لكل شيء؟! كما قال تعالى: (وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِلْعَالَمِينَ) [الأنبياء: 107].