how to catch lizards in the house
After many years of trying (mostly unsuccessfully) to catch lizards that wandered into my apartment I found an easy way to get them back outside. Recently, I had a dishtowel in my hand and saw a baby brown lizard in my kitchen. I wet the dishtowel and squeezed out most of the cold water then gently dropped it on the lizard. It just froze and sat there while I picked up the towel/lizard and took it outside.
In the last two months, I have taken 3 out using this method with no problems. (It was just dumb luck that I wet the towel the first time.)