How a tokey gecko can eliminate the need to use insecticides at your home?


Holding a tokey gecko.

Roach Ruin


When chemical sprays failed to stay the advances of cockroaches in their apartment, three New Yorkers called in a professional exterminator from Southeast Asia.

“They bought a Tokay Gecko, a foot-long lizard with beady chartreuse eyes, garish orange polka dots and a voracious appetite for insects,” reports the New York Times.

From its home under the refrigerator, the lizard came out to feed nightly on the teeming insects.

“We used to hear him crunching on them at night,” said one of the apartment dwellers.

“It woke us up at first, but after a few nights we got used to it.”

In a few months the gecko brought the roach numbers down to “manageable proportions.”