How Do You Get Rid Of Salamanders?

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Salamanders are amphibians that are small and lizard-like in appearance. They have moist skin which requires them to be near or in water and damp woodlands or swampy areas. They can be a nuisance to some people, but are actually helpful, as they eat bugs, snails, spiders and worms. They help your garden by eating the bugs that are hurting the plants. It is best to leave them alone, but there are a few things that can be done if you have to get rid of them. Keep gutters and drain pipes clear and free of dead leaves and other vegetation so that water will drain down and away from foundations. Pools of stagnant water cause bugs to lay eggs and hatch, which will bring salamanders to eat the bugs. Spray all the rooms of your home with pesticide. If you have no bugs then the salamanders have no food source in your home and they will leave. They are just coming in for a quick meal or two. Use caulk in every crevice and crack in your basement and along the bottom of the walls. If they are ... more
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