We have a surprisingly large number of anole lizards in my region.
- They crawl all over the trees, bushes, and the outside surfaces of your house.
Every morning when I sit down at my desk in my home office with a hot cup coffee, it’s almost a guarantee that I’ll immediately see two or three lizards right outside the window. They fascinated me as a child, although I regret ever trying to catch them amid the fear I properly gave those poor little creatures. As much as I love them, I don’t love them in my house. But not for reasons that most people would guess. They’re great for killing insects inside your home, but if you let them in it can be next to impossible for them to get back out. Not only do they get stranded from their fellow lizards, but they may also be missing key essentials like water and sunlight. This is why I use insulative foam weatherstripping on all of my external doors. Aside from keeping air conditioned air from escaping outdoors, it also keeps these little lizards from getting inside. When I finished replacing all of the aged and worn weatherstripping throughout my house, I immediately noticed an effect on the a/c efficiency. Plus, less warm air was leaking into my house from outside. I’m glad the lizards that keep getting inside convinced me to finally replace my old weatherstripping. Now my energy bills have decreased slightly as a result. The air conditioner is running on fewer cycles for shorter periods of time. I would have never guessed so much conditioned air was leaking outside every minute of the day.