Iguana Removal

Iguana Removal

Iguana

Invasive Species

Property Preservation: Our friendly neighborhood iguanas may sometimes unintentionally wreak havoc. These fascinating creatures can dig extensive tunnels, often exceeding 80 feet, beneath or around your property, including seawalls, pool decks, sheds, and more. Such tunneling can accelerate erosion and potentially jeopardize your infrastructure. Additionally, iguanas have a penchant for barrel tile roofs, where their presence can lead to serious damage and even roof leaks!

 

Landscape Protection: Iguanas are primarily herbivores, and they can occasionally indulge in garden feasts, particularly when you have flowering plants and fruit trees. Our aim is to help safeguard your beautiful garden from these curious herbivores.

 

Breeding Behavior: Iguanas, with their prehistoric appearance, often burrow nesting areas and lay a substantial number of eggs, sometimes exceeding 70 annually. Our experts can guide you on managing and mitigating this aspect of iguana behavior.

 

Health and Safety: It’s crucial to note that iguana feces can carry salmonella and other diseases. Their presence in and around your yard may increase the risk of you and your pets contracting salmonella. We prioritize your health and safety and can assist in minimizing this health concern.

 

At Pest Busterzz , we are dedicated to providing comprehensive solutions for iguana-related issues, ensuring your property remains intact, your landscape thrives, and your health is protected. Let us be your trusted partner in creating a harmonious environment with our expert iguana management services. Contact us today to learn more and welcome a worry-free future.

Humane Capture & Relocation

Iguana Resistant Plants 

While we all appreciate the beauty of plants like Bougainvillea, Hibiscus, fruit trees, vegetable gardens, and anything adorned with vibrant flowers, it’s essential to be aware that these can act as irresistible attractions for iguanas. With their keen vision, iguanas can spot these enticing food sources from a considerable distance.

 

Iguanas have shown remarkable adaptability, making it challenging to find plants that are entirely safe in their presence. However, there are some resilient options that iguanas find less appealing. Below, we provide a list of such plants to consider when contemplating a landscaping change

 

Simpson stopper (Myrcianthes fragrans)

Ti plant (Cordyline fruticosa)

Chenille (Acalypha hispida)

Cordyline (Cordyline australis)

Ixora (Ixora Taiwanensis)

Mexican Petunia (Ruellia Brittaniana)

Oleander (Nerium oleander)

Lilyturf (Liriope muscari)

Purple Queen (Tradescantia Pallida)

Silver Buttonwood (Conocarpus Erectus Sericeus)

Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea

Salvia (Lamiaceae

Customer Testimonials 

Pest BusterzzExcellentPest Busterzz5.0 Based on 120 reviews fromSee all reviews review us onAndrew RossAndrew Ross ★★★★★ Extremely pleased with initial evaluation and proposed treatment plan. Very professional, courteous and explained termite infestation very concisely.Eleanor ChristieEleanor Christie ★★★★★ Excellent service!Michael ZuckerMichael Zucker ★★★★★ They did a great job putting a barrier around the house for all types of bugs.William JohnsonWilliam Johnson ★★★★★ Always on time takes care of business quickly and professionally. Does the job well.Jason MarrazzoJason Marrazzo ★★★★★ Whatever you’re paying Alejandro, it isn’t enough. Alejandro takes phenomenal care of our property and leaves no stone unturned when it comes to pest/rodent control. I recently needed rodent control service and Alejandro went to the moon and back to ensure our home was defended properly and odor free. His knowledge and natural ability to be two steps ahead of the situation was most impressiveKaren WhylieKaren Whylie ★★★★★ The service I received from Pest Busterzz was great.. they followed up after the service to check if everything was good and if I was satisfied .. the treatment was very effective too I did not see any insects even weeks after my treatmentHannah RussoHannah Russo ★★★★★ Great service and people! I had an iguana stuck in my garage and they took care of it very quickly with friendly serviceEdward TwineEdward Twine ★★★★★ Super happy to leave a review for these guys. When I came into my family’s house it had a German roach infestation in both the kitchen and the bathrooms especially, but also throughout the house. After two appointments the roaches were COMPLETELY GONE. Not one was seen after and I haven’t seen them now in months. These guys are miracle workers, professional, and timely. If I ever have a need again they will be my first call. Highly recommended!Doug JusticeDoug Justice ★★★★★ Claudia & Alex were great to work with! Alex took care of removing the large Iguana from our car engine. He assured us he’d get it done! Great guy! Highly recommend them!Kim SilvaKim Silva ★★★★★ Alex was here to treat termites. He is very professional, friendly and patient. Answered all of our questions and concerns.Michele GeorgeadisMichele Georgeadis ★★★★★ Alejandra EspinosaAlejandra Espinosa ★★★★★ Excellent service and very effective. The technician is very professional and punctual. I’m very happy with the resultsCaren SwainCaren Swain ★★★★★ Karen BKaren B ★★★★★ Excellent and friendly service. and reasonably priced. I can absolutely recommend Pest BusterzzSheree SpauldingSheree Spaulding ★★★★★ Honest Informative information and education. Excellent job well done. Have absolutely no complains. You can’t go wrong utilizing this service. You won’t be disappointed.Mimi LanierMimi Lanier ★★★★★ You don't have to look any further!!! This company is AWESOME!!! I was having a major problem with iguanas that were destroying my house & I called a couple of companies and decided to go with this one. I'm so HAPPY I did. Alex was the gentleman that came to my house and within 20 minutes he got 6 big daddy's. I was floored to say the least. He's a professional and an asset to this company. He came back once a week for a few weeks and completely took care of things. I would recommend them so HIGHLY!!!THANK YOU GUYS FOR EVERYTHING. YOU'RE THE BESTChristian VelaszquesChristian Velaszques ★★★★★ Super nice people, from the person I spoke on the phone with to the person who came to the house.On time, nice and well explained as in to what they were doing.Billy McCallBilly McCall ★★★★★ Alex is great and professional. He answers all questions and explains things.Debbie KohlDebbie Kohl ★★★★★ Pest Busterzz has been a godsend for my rosebushes. I had 8 to 10 iguanas making a meal of them. Pest Busterzz has gone above and beyond to rid me of these pesky little creatures. Their technicians are professional, and very friendly.Maria SantosMaria Santos ★★★★★ It was a pleasure seeing you again Alex. Like always you quality and punctuality is an A plus.Madison FaustMadison Faust ★★★★★ Alex did a wonderful job!! He was on time, and did everything very thoroughly. He did a great job with assisting me and my boyfriend. Thank you again!Vivian MarrastVivian Marrast ★★★★★ Pam GoldPam Gold ★★★★★ Thanks for following through with my second application. I am very pleased with your service!DeniseDenise ★★★★★ Always on time and Excellent Customer Service....Cachè JacksonCachè Jackson ★★★★★ Maria Rodriguez-TrellesMaria Rodriguez-Trelles ★★★★★ Excellent service.Evony GriggsEvony Griggs ★★★★★ I had a really bad German roach infestation in my car 😫 After trying to treat it myself with no results, I finally decided to call Pest Busterzz. Alex came out the same day and treated my car. When I say I saw a change in 24 hours, I saw a change! No more live roaches! I stopped seeing any activity at all in the next 48 hours and I finally have my car back! Thank goodness for Alex and Pest Busterzz!Litavia WigginsLitavia Wiggins ★★★★★ Pamela MalvalPamela Malval ★★★★★ Stephanie PadgettStephanie Padgett ★★★★★ David CarterDavid Carter ★★★★★ Lori WheatonLori Wheaton ★★★★★ This place is amazing. They are affordable and do an amazing job. Alex is the best.Shanice SimmondsShanice Simmonds ★★★★★ Very thorough and professional!Donna ShahanDonna Shahan ★★★★★ Very very happy. Impressed with the ingenuity to work around some obstacles, the ultimate aesthetics and the resolution of iguana removal from a difficult place. Everyone was very professional and friendly.Stephanie VanloozenStephanie Vanloozen ★★★★★ I love that they are a family owned and operated business. Extremely professional always on time I recieve my invoice as soon as they are finished. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a new exterminator besides they use all natural chemicals.tshun harvintshun harvin ★★★★★ I bought a home that had a big roach issue in the kitchen and bathrooms. When I turned the lights on at night I would see a minimum of at least 6-7 roaches running away EVERY TIME. They came out educated us and recommended I do 2 treatments. He did the 1st treatment the same day as the consultation and no lie with in that same evening I saw a huge difference. They are going to do one more treatment in my home. They are affordable and I appreciate that they told me they will only sign me up for monthly maintenance if it is needed. I will definitely use this company again if needed.Update 4-23Shortly after the roaches was cleared I called them again because we started to hear noises in my attic. They came out around the holidays and instantly told me I had rats. They showed me all the evidence. They got rid of the rats in my home showed me where the entry points were sealed them up. With in 2 weeks we stopped hearing the rats. Fast forward to April I am still satisfied with their service. I’m still rat and roach free.Thelma ReidThelma Reid ★★★★★ They did a great job price was reasonableLitag LamaLitag Lama ★★★★★ We use these guys for general pest control maintenance. We do rodent boxes since we’re near the water, mosquito control and pest control inside and out. Alex is always on time and comes out between services if we find anything. When we first bought the house we had rats in our outside attic and he got all of them in a few days and now maintains traps throughout the home. It’s been about 6-8 months since then and we haven’t had any issues.We had orkin when the issue started and the guy came and dropped some traps and left and that was the end of it. 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Iguana Biology

Green iguanas can be deterred from certain areas using natural repellents. Here are some options:

 

Vinegar: Mixing vinegar with water in a spray bottle and applying it to areas where you want to keep iguanas away can be effective. The strongsmell of vinegar can discourage iguanas from approaching those areas.

 

Hot pepper spray: Creating a homemade spray by mixing hot pepper powder or hot sauce with water and spraying it on plants or surfaces can help deter iguanas. The spicy taste and smell can be unpleasant for them.

 

Garlic: Crushed garlic or garlic juice mixed with water can be sprayed on plants or surfaces to repel iguanas. The strong odor of garlic can deter them from feeding or nesting in those areas.

 

Citrus peels: Placing citrus peels, such as from oranges or lemons, around the areas where iguanas are causing problems can be effective in repelling them. The strong smell of citrus can be unpleasant for them.

 

Predator urine: Using predator urine, such as from foxes or coyotes, can be used as a natural repellent for iguanas. The scent of a potential predator can signal danger to iguanas and keep them away.

 

Motion-activated sprinklers: Installing motion-activated sprinklers in the areas where iguanas are causing issues can also deter them. When the iguanas approach, the sudden spray of water can startle them and make them avoid the area.

 

It’s important to note that natural repellents may not provide 100% effectiveness and may need to be reapplied regularly, especially after rain or irrigation. It’s also important to check local regulations and laws regarding the use of repellents for iguanas, as some areas may have restrictions on certain methods. If iguanas are causing significant problems, it may be best to seek professional help from wildlife or pest control experts.

 

Green iguanas are known to burrow and lay their eggs in the ground, typically in sandy or loose soil. Here are some key points about green iguana burrowing and egg-laying behavior:

 

Burrowing behavior: Green iguanas may dig burrows in the ground for various purposes, including nesting, escaping extreme weather conditions, hiding from predators, or resting. Burrows are usually shallow, ranging from a few inches to several feet in depth, depending on the iguana’s size and the type of soil. Burrows are often found in sandy areas, riverbanks, or under vegetation.

 

Nesting behavior: Female green iguanas lay eggs in the burrows they dig. They typically lay a clutch of 20-70 eggs, depending on their size and age. Female iguanas may use the same burrow for multiple nesting seasons, or they may dig new burrows for each nesting season. Green iguanas are known to exhibit communal nesting behavior, with multiple females using the same nesting site.

 

Egg incubation: After the female lays the eggs in the burrow, she covers them with soil and leaves them to incubate. Green iguana eggs have a long incubation period, typically ranging from 70 to 90 days, depending on the temperature and humidity of the environment. The eggs absorb moisture from the surrounding soil during incubation, which helps them develop.

 

Hatching: Once the eggs hatch, the baby iguanas, called hatchlings or neonates, dig their way out of the burrow and emerge on the surface. They are usually independent from birth and are capable of finding food and shelter on their own.

 

Burrow maintenance: Green iguanas may use their burrows for extended periods of time, and they may also modify or expand their burrows as needed. They may dig multiple chambers within the burrow for different purposes, such as nesting, resting, or avoiding predators. They may also use the burrow as a refuge during cool or cold weather, as they are ectothermic animals that rely on external heat sources to regulate their body temperature.

 

It’s important to note that green iguanas, especially when they dig burrows, can sometimes cause damage to landscapes, gardens, or structures. In some areas, green iguanas are considered invasive species and may be subject to local regulations or control measures. If you encounter green iguanas or their burrows and have concerns, it’s best to consult with local wildlife or pest control experts for appropriate guidance.

 

Green iguanas, which are native to Central and South America, have been breeding in South Florida for a decade without drawing much attention from the media. They’ve been considered harmless because they eat plants instead of native animals. But their burrows can undermine seawalls, sidewalks, high-water levees, and plant life. Their droppings can be a significant clean up problem, as well as a potential source of salmonella bacteria, which causes food poisoning. State officials worry their digging might cause long-term ecological damage if their burrows destabilize water restoration projects or flood control structures near the Everglades.

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