Iguana Removal Coconut Creek
If you live in South Florida, then there is not a day that goes by where you don’t come into contact with iguanas. Whether they are running up a fruit tree or skittering along the fence, these invasive animals are everywhere, and they damage beautiful landscapes. But iguanas aren’t just frustrating, and they do more than damage your garden. They could be doing damage to the foundation of your home or seawall, and they could potentially spread harmful bacteria. Iguana Control is Florida’s largest iguana catching and prevention company. Serving Broward County down south through the Keys, our insured and bonded technicians can locate the source and scope of your iguana infestation and treat your landscape.
What attracts iguanas?
Iguanas are not native to Florida. They arrived in the Hialeah area in the 1960s as part of a reptile trade, but because they were released or weren’t cared for, and the climate here is similar to where they are from, their populations began booming. Iguanas are from Central and South America, as far north as Mexico and as far south as Brazil. The warm climate is perfect not just for these cold-blooded reptiles, but ideal for plants and vegetation that they love to eat. If you have tropical fruits growing in your backyard in Coconut Creek, then you may have noticed bite marks where iguanas have chewed. Some of the most common fruits, flowers, and trees that grow in Florida that iguanas love include:
- Birch leaves
- Beech leaves
Do iguanas spread germs or produce venom?
Many people wonder if iguanas are poisonous or venomous and, therefore, a danger to humans. In fact, they do produce venom, but it is so mild that it is practically harmless. Although iguanas do bite, it’s not common, and usually, they give a signal just before they attack. Most of the time, though, they just run away when approached by people. However, Coconut Creek homeowners and property owners should be aware of the health dangers that can arise from contact with surfaces that iguanas have defecated on. Driveways, car door handles, patio furniture, outdoor toys, outdoor grills, pool decks, and sidewalks can have iguana feces on them. Iguanas are carriers of the bacteria salmonella, which causes a severe stomach illness and leads to dehydration, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and loss of appetite. Iguanas can cause property damage by digging tunnels. They can erode sidewalks and seawalls, causing them to collapse. Your safety and your family’s safety are important, so you should call us immediately if you have an iguana infestation on your property. Taking care of your iguana problem with professional iguana removal services could mean that you save money on expensive home repairs later.
We offer four main services in Coconut Creek:
In order to trap iguanas, we first need to know where they are and how much damage they have done to your property. We start with surveying your property to find nests, burrows, and tunnels. We also look for access points to see where they are coming in. Next, we set up cages that can trap 20 to 25 iguanas simultaneously. The results of our survey tell us where the optimal locations are in your property so that we can capture the most iguanas possible. We attract them into the cages using food that they love. When the cages are full, then you give us a call, and we pick them up. We may also use a pole-catching method to catch individual iguanas on your property. It cannot be stressed enough that this should be performed by a licensed and experienced professional. Iguanas have very sharp claws and teeth; although they aren’t dangerously venomous, their bite can hurt and cause injury. Don’t take that risk yourself. Call us at 855-525-5656 for your iguana removal and trapping needs. After your successful iguana removal service in Coconut Creek, you will want to know how to keep them away. We offer many topography protection solutions no matter where you live. First, we will always recommend that you remove vegetation and foliage from your property that attracts iguanas. Secondly, we can make a recommendation for a wrap to go around the trunk of your trees so that iguanas cannot use their claws to climb onto your roof. We can also add a mesh covering to your fences that iguanas struggle to get their claws through, preventing them from being able to climb over and onto your property. Lastly, we provide a regular monitoring service that includes one of our skilled technicians returning to your property to check for new holes and burrows. Iguanas dig long tunnels that can cause the ground to sink. Female iguanas then lay their eggs in these tunnels. Because they can lay up to 75 eggs each, the iguana population could boom again without proper monitoring.
Call Iguana Control Today
Contact us today at 855-525-5656 for your free estimate for iguana removal services. With many years of experience in the industry, we can provide you with options to control the iguana population on your land. Our technicians and managers are certified to use the tools they need to get the job done and are insured. As Florida’s largest iguana trapping and prevention company, you can rely on Iguana Control to provide you with pest control services and great customer service.
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