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Iguanas are a big problem throughout Florida including Tampa, Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, West Palm Beach, and Port St. Lucie. There are many types of Iguanas including: Black Spinytail Iguana, Mexican Spinytail Iguana, and the Common Green Iguana. We specialize in Iguana Removal, Iguana Trapping, and complete Iguana Control solutions.

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    Iguanas are a big problem throughout Florida including Tampa, Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, West Palm Beach, and Port St. Lucie. There are many types of Iguanas including:

    Black Spinytail Iguana Brown, Tan, Yellow-gray, or blue-gray in color. During mating season, males are an orange color and when the young are born their scales are a green in color. They are no longer than 3 feet long and have spikey tails.

    Mexican Spinytail Iguana Mostly black with white and yellow blotches. Breeding the males to an orange color and the females to a green color. They are up to 4 feet in length.

    Common Green Iguana Brown, gray, black, or dark green in color. Males turn orange during mating season.

    The Black Spinytail Iguana and the Mexican Spinytail Iguana are unfriendly in nature and will scratch or bite if they feel trapped. The Green Iguana will typically leave you alone if you leave them alone. Iguanas enjoy a diet of other Iguanas, sea turtle eggs and hatchlings, bird eggs and hatchings.

    We specialize in Iguana Removal, Iguana Trapping, and complete Iguana Control solutions.


    Many of the calls Nuisance Wildlife Rangers receives from homeowners in reference to Iguanas are that they are digging in their yards. These pests will dig under foundations of homes, embankments, and under docks to create burrows to live in and have their young. The damage from the burrows can lead to very expensive repairs needing to be done and can even lead to the weakening of your homes structure.

    How To Get Rid Of Iguanas?

    Most people don’t think of iguanas as nuisance wildlife, but these reptiles can cause plenty of problems. For starters, they are a health hazard as they carry salmonella and leave their waste in your home.

    Iguanas are also known to damage gardens, which can be very annoying if you’ve spent hours or days perfecting your lawn. These animals eat all sorts of plants, from hibiscus to tomatoes. They also burrow in your yard, leaving gaping holes in front of your home.

    Thankfully iguanas aren’t that hard to remove, and you can get rid of them by following some simple steps.

    Killing Iguanas

    Sometimes the fastest way to get rid of wild animals is to kill them. This can be done through a variety of ways, like using lethal traps or shooting them. You should contact your local authorities before you kill any nuisance iguana, as killing iguanas may not be legal everywhere and there are local restrictions on how you kill them. Caution is strongly advised, as you may inadvertently harm other animals like pets.

    Iguana Prevention

    Iguana removal is important, but it is a temporary solution. Unless you take preventative measures, they will return and continue causing mayhem. Removing Food Wild animals like iguanas are drawn to your home because of food. Your house provides them with a stable source of sustenance — something that’s difficult to find in nature. So you should remove these food sources to prevent them from entering your home.

    Trapping Iguanas

    Trapping iguanas is an effective and humane approach. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to do. You should place traps near the iguanas’ burrows and other places they visit in order to improve your chances of catching them. You can also use tomatoes, strawberries, and figs as bait. Calling Professionals Calling a professional is the best way to remove iguanas. It is guaranteed to work, and it will save you plenty of time and effort. Professionals can also advise you on how to prevent other wildlife from entering your home.


    The easiest way to remove a Iguana from your property is to trap them. Iguanas typically enjoy a diet of insects and spiders so it is best to use them as bait when trying to trap a Iguana. Our Wildlife Experts will find the best trap that will be able to trap the Iguana and set it in a place that the nuisance wildlife has been seen. Once the Iguana has been caught, we will humanely remove the animal from your property.



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      • Remove fruits and vegetables from your garden. Iguanas are drawn to many of the plants in your yard, so you should either remove or replace them with fruits and vegetables that iguanas dislike (like citrus plants). You should also gather all fruits and vegetables the moment they ripen, before these animals have a chance to eat them.
      • Keep pet food indoors. If you have pets, you should start feeding them indoors. Any pet food scraps that are left outside will attract wild animals like iguanas.
      • Secure your garbage. Trash Cans are notorious for attracting wild animals. They give off a strong scent that attracts hungry creatures. You can stop this by using a tight lid that seals the scent inside and prevents animals from gaining access to your trash.

      When iguanas enter your home, they find a safe place to stay. You can get rid of their shelter to make them feel scared, which will force them to flee.

      • Remove bushes and shrubs. Thick foliage like bushes and shrubs are great hiding spots. Iguanas often stay hidden in these areas as they make their way through your garden. That is why you should either remove them or trim them regularly.
      • Remove debris piles. Similar to foliage, piles of branches and stone can obscure iguanas. Make sure you keep your garden clear of debris.
      • Fill their burrows with rocks or gravel. Iguanas live in their burrows at night. That is why you should fill the burrows with rocks or gravel during the day, when it is going to be empty. The rocks and gravel prevent the reptiles from digging it up again. Just make sure to check for iguana eggs before you fill the holes.
      • Remove hollow trees. Iguanas often use hollow trees as their homes. You should cut down and remove any nearby hollow trees.
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