The common house gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus) (not to be confused with the Mediterranean species Hemidactylus turcicus known as Mediterranean house gecko), is a gecko native of Southeast Asia. It is also known as the Pacific house gecko, the Asian house gecko, wall gecko, house lizard, or moon lizard.. Most geckos are nocturnal, hiding during the day and foraging for insects at eazye.info: Gekkonidae.
The Asian House Gecko is a common visitor to homes between Coffs Harbour and the Torres Strait. Some people love having the Asian House Gecko come over for a visit and others feel they are like the proverbial visitor that never leaves.
Asian house gecko expert, Dr Louise Barnett spoke to Australian Geographic about the potential effect of these increasingly common reptiles. “Asian house geckos have been in Australia since the s, but no one’s really paid them that much attention because everyone just assumed they were restricted to houses,” said Louise.
The gecko that we most commonly see in our homes is the Asian Gecko, Hemidactylus frenatus. Also called the Common House Gecko or Pacific House Gecko. Identification & Habitat. The Asian geckos are pale pinkish-brown to dark grey, with mottled patterning in appearance.