Need help, pest killing

chameleoman

Established Member
Hey everyone me and my dad are going to make a reptile room in my tree house and there are a lot of annoying ants and spiders. Is there anyway to kill them and have it safe for my reptiles? I don't want to spray some pesticide and put my reptiles up there only to have them killed.

-Thanks!
 

Carlton

Chameleon Enthusiast
Hey everyone me and my dad are going to make a reptile room in my tree house and there are a lot of annoying ants and spiders. Is there anyway to kill them and have it safe for my reptiles? I don't want to spray some pesticide and put my reptiles up there only to have them killed.

-Thanks!

There are non-toxic ways to repel spiders and ants...maybe something like diatomaceous earth spread along the joints in the floor and window ledges? Maybe one of the marigold extract type repellents. I think I'd search "green" websites for non-toxic insect repellents and see what they suggest. Ants may be harder to get rid of and they will bite your cham. Spiders would be a cham snack. Many chams love them.
 

chameleoman

Established Member
I read online that lemon repels ants, So i go in the tree house cut a lemon open, squirt juice all over the tree and ants i even smashed the lemon into where the ants were coming from and come back an hour later. .. . . .BAM triple the amount of ants were all over!
 

ataraxia

Avid Member
lol you brought food! Liquid peppermint works.

Honestly, i wouldnt worry about getting rid of all the bugs especially spiders. Free food!
 
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