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    My bug exterminator came this afternoon and sprayed pesticide all over the floor.
    Most commonly, which type of pesticide is this? How does it kill? Is it a repellent?
    Importantly, my lost gecko, who i believe is living in the wall and somehow avoided the chemical blast, could get killed!
    If she was hiding under furniture, would the exterminator have sprayed under there? And if she came out of hiding and walked on the floor, would she die??
    Please i really want this gecko safe!!!

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    you'll have to ask the exterminator what he used. there are all sorts of types of pesticides.

    that being said, common pesticides at high doses are certainly toxic to herps; also, he probably sprayed under the furniture too.

    good luck, but the outlook is a bit bleak, I'm sorry to say.
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    I am so sorry that your little friend got lost. I have been in similar circumstances, my Leo will climb to my neck and get on my back where I can't reach her. Usually one of my kids rescues me. But one day I was all alone and I had to carefully take my shirt off right here in the kitchen to try to get her. We have a member here who lost their Leo and they got a new one then they saw their little lost one come out from where ever it was hiding, they were able to retrieve the lost one and he ended up with two. I am hoping for the best for you but am concerned especially since the pesticide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    you'll have to ask the exterminator what he used. there are all sorts of types of pesticides.

    that being said, common pesticides at high doses are certainly toxic to herps; also, he probably sprayed under the furniture too.

    good luck, but the outlook is a bit bleak, I'm sorry to say.
    thank you aimless.....yeah, i feared so, but perhaps one of those appears-months-later-perky-and-healthy miracles happens. She was only a baby!!!! I rather have her back than a Black pearl, because when you make that commitment its your responsibility to care for them......

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    Quote Originally Posted by lbanta View Post
    I am so sorry that your little friend got lost. I have been in similar circumstances, my Leo will climb to my neck and get on my back where I can't reach her. Usually one of my kids rescues me. But one day I was all alone and I had to carefully take my shirt off right here in the kitchen to try to get her. We have a member here who lost their Leo and they got a new one then they saw their little lost one come out from where ever it was hiding, they were able to retrieve the lost one and he ended up with two. I am hoping for the best for you but am concerned especially since the pesticide.
    thats so amazing for that member! perhaps the lost gecko saw the new one, and was got all jelly lol......i really hoped for that. I almost thought it would, because when we brought home Zullu(who is now having feeding issues and is SUCH a wuss its so cute) i found yellow excrement that smelled like a leopard gecko (you know that reptile-smell) but it didnt look like normal poop. I was afraid it was waste from sickness, and the trail led to a baby-gecko-sized-crack. I hope she was in the crack when the exterminator came, so she avoided the chemicals. But if she is in there, will she come out? If that excrement was a sickness, is she horrible ill or injured!?!?! I'm so worried! Poor baby!!!

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