Iguanas may seem like a cool reptile to those living in colder climates, but if you live in a tropical environment where Iguanas roam freely. You can quickly see the damage to landscaping and vegetation that is caused by the wild iguanas, and the necessity of Iguana control services to prevent the potential thousands of dollars in damage to landscaping and seasonal plantings.
What Plants Do Iguanas Eat?
Iguanas will eat the vegetables you plant in your garden and the decorative flowers surrounding it. They are plant eaters, and they aren’t picky. Iguanas will consume most flowering shrubs, such as hibiscus and all different types of berries ranging from tomatoes, strawberries, and even figs.
Iguanas will burrow tunnels all through your property, which will damage your lawn, landscaping, and even the walkways that they dig underneath. Iguanas defecate where they live, so you can expect to find iguana poop around your pool, fountains, sidewalks and flower beds.
Iguanas put More than your Landscaping at Risk
The iguana poop is not just unsightly but also crawling with the dangerous bacteria salmonella. Iguana feces can be very hazardous to the health of pets and people if exposed to the salmonella bacteria that inhabit iguana defecate. The best thing you can do is hire a professional to trap and remove your iguanas. You will want them to powerwash and disinfect all surfaces that may have been contaminated with salmonella from the iguana’s poop.
Save Thousands Annually by Protecting your Landscaping from Iguanas
Some people may think that their garden or landscaping is safe from the terrorizing iguanas, but most are not. Iguanas will commonly eat any flowering plants, especially those that grow here in South Florida. Associations and homeowners all over Palm Beach County spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars in flowering plants, which are at danger of immediate eradication if you encounter an iguana infestation on or near your property.
Suppose you work for an association or even your municipality. Then you are fully aware of the enormous budget that goes into both the regular landscaping of plants. As well as the decorative seasonal and annual flowering plants that do not just cost a lot to purchase but require time and organization to layout and execute. Unfortunately, with a bad enough iguana infestation, all of these efforts can be destroyed in a fraction of the time that it took to get it done. Ultimately costing thousands and sometimes tens of thousands of dollars in damages.
We offer Iguana Exclusion Services for Property and Structures
After we trap all of the iguanas and remove them from your property, there are only a few things you can do to prevent iguanas from breaching your home or infesting your property in the future.
Let us talk about how we can save you time and money:
1) Do not waste your money on any poisons, toxins, or other fake deterrents or repellents. These methods do not work, and the iguanas will consume your entire landscape while you are waiting for these “magic remedies” to take effect.
2) Scent and sound repellents do not work. Do not waste your money on alternative iguana repellents that never live up to expectations. Some companies and websites recommend planting fruits or flowers that iguanas don’t eat as a form of natural deterrent. This has shown to be ineffective. The iguanas will still destroy your landscaping after you’ve gone and spent even more money on plants.
Instead, give us a call and let us professionally seal all of your roof tiles. Iguanas tend to burrow under your loose roof tiles damaging the waterproof membrane that keeps your home comfortable and your attic dry. By sealing your roof tiles and filling any other potential points of entry, you can save yourself thousands of dollars in possible water and mold damage to your attic and ceiling.