We recently moved to the Phoenix area, after living in the state of Washington. We noticed the lizards in the front and back yard and did not have a problem with them initially. After living here a month, we noticed that their digging and home building in the front yard had never been really checked.
There are several areas where the ground has really been disturbed. The real problem we have is that they have filled in the front irrigation valve box with dirt. The dirt is actually compacted - the previous owner didn't take care of their yard very well.
Does any one have suggestions to a new comer as to how to place limits on the critters - keep up the front yard's appearance while still allowing them to live here? I also need help in how we can free the valves and prevent the hole diggers from using the irrigation valve box - all we can see now is one set of electrical wires. We are not sure how to remove the dirt without damaging wires or valves.