This same imagined fear plagues many of us when thinking about the possible bugs and lizards and rodents that could enter our homes here in Mérida. I get a number of inquiries asking how do you get rid of or prevent the ...bug, lizard, or rodent. Some people have great fear over the geckos and small lizards that are prevalent here. With regard to the geckos, and lizards (anoles in particular) Be not afraid, these little critters are your friends, they eat things, scary things, things you don't want to know about.
I have a large yard, and way in the back I have a compost pile. Garden waste, you know cut limbs, branches, weeds, etc. get piled up high and then break down into usable mulch, then more gets added and the cycle resumes. Today I was back there giving the compost pile a good watering down. This really helps the waste to breakdown much faster. I haven't given it this big a watering down in quite a while.
OK, I'm cool, no fear, it's just a mouse, just a rat, I'm not afraid of no rodents by golly gosh!!
Then after a brief moment I am noticing other little movements, HAYSUE KRISTOE cockaroaches, OK now those guys creep me out, give me the heebie geebies, and make me run screaming like a little girl!!!
Now I'm thinkin time for a bonfire, this pile has to go - but wait, now lots of little anoles are showing up... They are eating the roaches, oh my gosh Anoles Are My Heroes!