AA reader Katharine from southern Florida writes:
“I live on the 4th floor of a 4-story concrete constructed condominium building (6 units to a floor) with catwalks in S.E. Fl. In front of the ground floor walkway of our building there is landscaping & ligustrum trees that reach up to the 2nd floor with catwalks with overhead lights on in front of each doorway at night.
For some reason anole lizards seem to find their way more to my unit (when I open my entrance door they come in) than the others on the same floor all with the same ground floor foliage, trees & overhead lights. One also sees the feces they’ve left overnight in front of my unit and not the others.
It makes me wonder if these lizards travel as ants do, following a leader either by a scent or fluid left by the leader or previous lizard? I’ve learned that these lizards are attracted both to light (obviously, the catwalk lights) & the greenery. However, the other units on the same floor under the same conditions don’t seem to have the same invasion.
I’ve done as much Google researching as I can but can’t seem to find an answer. Do you have an answer or can you direct me where I can look.? Obviously, I’m trying to find some way to deter or reroute their path.”