Review this list of gecko species we find in our area to help you better understand and identify what little ‘critter’ is causing your problem. Look at identifying characteristics such has body shape and colour carefully. And don’t forget we’re here to help solve your problem.

Gecko droppings

Asian house gecko

(Hemidactylus frenatus)

  • Similar to Dubious dtella except has ridge on either side of the tail
  • Pale pinkish-brown to dark grey appearance
  • Around 11cm long (including tail)
  • All toes have claws
Invasive (not native to Australia)
  • Very vocal – distinctive ‘chuck, chuck, chuck’ sound
  • Can change colour on different surfaces
  • Like living in homes
  • Not sensitive to bright lights
  • Attack native geckos
  • Can damage wiring in air-cons and electrical boards

Treatment Options

Cooroy Termite and Pest Control unfortunately do not treat for Geckos. However your local hardware store may have some temporary solutions

Gecko droppings

Australian House Gecko

(Gehyra dubia)

  • Similar to Hemidactylus frenatus except no ridge on either side of the tail
  • Pale pinkish appearance
  • Around 11cm long
  • Innermost toe is clawless – good way to distinguish between the 2 geckos
Native to Australia
  • Found on in gaps in walls and in many urban areas
  • Also lives in acacia and eucalyptus woodland
  • Nocturnal feeding on insects and spiders
  • They will drop their tail if grasped
  • Interesting information here >>
  • Can damage wiring in air-cons and electrical boards

Treatment Options

Cooroy Termite and Pest Control unfortunately do not treat for Geckos. However your local hardware store may have some temporary solutions