Iguana lizards are considered to be an “invasive” animal here in the United States. Indigenous to Central and South America, Iguana are sold and kept as pets here in the states. This has indirectly led to their existence in the wild. Currently, they can be found in Florida, Louisiana, Texas a few other southern states with climates that can support their lifestyle.
Once in the wild, it was just a matter of time before released iguana began to conflict with people. In South America, they can grow to 4-5 feet in length, but here in the US, it’s uncommon to find them larger than 3 feet. But for most people, seeing the iguana in the yard is unsettling!
IGUANA IN THE YARD
An iguana can exist in arid or wet climates. During a drought, they’ll routinely settle close to water. This leads them to pools, streams, ponds and any body of water where food will be active for them to harvest. Iguana eats a broad range of plants so any yard with healthy green growing shrubs, flowers or bushes can become their home.
HOW TO KEEP IGUANAS AWAY
The good news is chasing iguanas away is pretty easy. Just applying iguana repellent where they are entering the yard and spraying any plant you want to protect will get them top relocate immediately.
BEST IGUANA SPRAY
If you have iguana actively eating plants, PEST AWAY SPRAY is a proven deterrent when applied to targeted plants. It’s concentrated, completely organic and when mixed with water, treated plants will make them all “bad” tasting as well as “alarming” so foraging animals like iguana and other animals will avoid the protected plants.
Pest Away is made with all natural organic essential oils and gets mixed with water. It won’t harm wildlife, insects, birds, pets, etc. but due to it being so concentrated, it makes animals “wary” of treated areas.
The feeling of being uneasy and alarmed about the area/treated plants will make them not want to rest where its been applied. This makes Pest Away a great way to naturally chase away unwanted pesky animals and insects.
Our 8 oz jar mixes 2 oz per gallon of water and will treat up to 500 sq/ft of plants when treating for iguana.
IGUANA SOUND STAKE CHASER
Iguana are reptiles and as such, subject to sound sensitivity. They tend to avoid where disruptive sound is detected and this weakness can be used to keep them out of your yard. Currently have two models of sound repellers that can be deployed to repel them from your turf. For small animals 18″ or less in length, the “in ground” Stake repellers will usually work. For large animals, you’ll need the above ground model.
GROUND STAKE IGUANA DETERRENT
If you’re looking for a more “permanent” solution, install our SOLAR POWERED GROUND STAKE REPELLERS along property borders. When put in place where iguana are known to enter, the sound and vibration they release will keep iguana and other reptiles away. Our repeller is one of kind and not available for sale elsewhere. Our units have a unique system to chase a range of animals including moles, voles, snakes and lizards.
This short video (less than 60 seconds long) shows how our Ground Stake Repeller works:
First, design uses the sun to charge an on board battery so the device runs on its own, around the clock. The main way it works is by releasing a vibration that will both move the ground and create a sound wave iguana do not like. It will vibrate several times a minute constantly rotating its cycle. But it also sends out “buzzing sound”. In general, these sounds are subtle and barely detectable by people but lizards and snakes do not like them. Where deployed reptiles will avoid.
In addition to vibration and audible beeps, our design also uses several LED bulbs located on the underside of the controller head. These subtle lights will pop on/off when it gets dark. This makes the units look “evil” and makes invading animals unsettled. This happens because they perceive the lights to be coming from a potential predator. Combined this with the vibration and audible sound and you can effectively keep foraging lizards out of the yard for good.
If the above video wasn’t informative enough, this next one is a lot longer but provides all the details you’ll need to know:
To properly install units, plan on placing them along property borders spacing them out every 25-50 feet. Coverage is circular so approaching iguana will detect the unit from afar and stay clear of where they’re active.
The exact coverage will vary depending on soil type. So for loamy soft soil like that found along lake shores or the ocean, you can plan on getting 4,000-5,000 sq/ft of coverage per unit. But for hard pan, 6,500 to 7,500 sq/ft per unit will be possible and then some.
Setting up these units requires a little “charging” time. They come with a little power and the head is separated from the bottom stake. We advise setting the controller head in sunlight at least 2 days so the battery gets fully charged and ready to go to work. This way they go afield under full power making them best suited to get the job done. For more detailed directions on how to set them up, download our SETUP DIRECTIONS.
Also, these are most effective for small iguana 18″ or less. If you have larger animals invading, you’ll need to use our above ground repellers listed below.
One of the most important keys to having success using these devices is to get them inserted properly in the ground. To do this you’ll need a smooth, well drilled hole for them so they fit snug in the ground. The hole must be the proper depth and width. Our SOIL AUGER is perfectly designed for this task.
This short video (less than 60 seconds long) shows how to use our Earth Auger:
Simply attach it to your favorite hand drill and take it to the yard for the task at hand. Holes can be drilled in 10-20 seconds and will be just right. Plan on making the holes about 9 inches deep as units need to be installed so 1-2″ of the stake is above ground. This ensures the head unit stays off the ground and stay clear of damaging moisture.
ABOVE GROUND SOUND IGUANA DETERRENT
For large animals 18″ or more in length, you’ll need our above ground SOUND REPELLERS. These units are unit and built to our specs meaning they feature many options not found on other units. By default they will send out ultra sound which iguana perceive as annoying and irritating. This alone will keep them away. Use the included power supply to keep the unis on around the clock and iguana will stay clear of the sound.
There is a motion detector option on our units but this won’t be important since you’ll be relying on it working all the time. Units should be placed 6-12″ off the ground and our mounting block accessory will allow you to make the perfect placement where needed in the yard. Mounting blocks will hold the unit securely and have a 1/2″ hole on their bottom so you can slide the block over a 1/2″ garden stake or piece of rebar.
Our units also feature a blinking white light and predatory “red” eye both of which are unnerving to approaching animals like iguana.
Units can cover up to 5,000 sq/ft but they do require line of sight to be activated. Coverage is very directional too so the sound will not be disruptive “behind” the unit. To properly protect your yard or plants, you’ll need to surround the property with units pointing out in the direction animals will use to enter.
The proper settings for Iguana include setting the operating time to “24 HR” (assuming you can have iguana approach any time of day), the Ultrasonic Setting should be set to “Constant”, the Motion Sensor Sensitivity is not important since it will be on all the time and the Sonic Volume should be set at “0” since its not needed.
See what one buyer had to say about how fantastic these units are for Iguana!
Our units come with the small power supply (pictured below) so plan on using it. These need to be placed out in a well protected secure area out of rain and sunlight. Use our 33ft or 66ft extension cord to reach units placed out in the yard away from the plugged in power supply. These cords are thin, must like speaker wire, and can be buried for discreet placements. We have other options too though the extension cords are what most people use when dealing when iguana in the yard.
Our units come with a remote control wireless “key” so you can set the units to “off” if you want to go out with the family or pet and don’t feel like hearing them sound off. Remember, these units pose no hazard to people or pets or even the nuisance animals. So hearing them go off does not present a hazard to anyone.
Here are the options for the sound repellers.
SET OUT IGUANA TRAPS
Lastly, using baited IGUANA GLUE TRAPS can help reduce numbers on patios or decks or catch animals living in crawl spaces or attics. We have two types. One is small and for iguana 8″ or less. For anything over 8″, you’ll need the large model.
These traps are very effective at catching and holding common nuisance iguana. They include a type of bait “pellet” which is essentially insects and their pheromones ground up. This bait is then dropped onto the glue trap prior to setting them out. Undetectable by people but quickly found by foraging iguana, these boards can be used to trap out local populations that have made their way inside the home or to outside protected areas.
For outside trapping or if you have large iguana, get the OUTSIDE GLUE TRAP. These are commonly used for snakes and small animals but work great on iguana up to 3 feet long. They’re durable enough for outside use but will need a cover if you expect heavy rain.
LIVE TRAPPING IGUANA
Lastly, live trapping Iguana is a very “permanent” way to solve any problem. Considered an invasive species, trapped Iguana can be destroyed and this results in a direct reduction of the local population.
Use Banana’s to catch them, be sure to cut the banana up and include the skin in the back of the trap too so there is a good visual aid to help lure them inside.
Our GREEN LIVE TRAP is a good option for catching active Iguana. It measures 7″ tall, 8″ wide and 24″ long.
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