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.
IGUANA INVASION ^
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.
IGUANA REPELLENT ^
First, use repellent granules where they are known to enter your property. The best iguana repellent is made from an all natural, low impact blend of food grade actives. It comes in both granules and spray. Iguana will detect its presence and stay away from where it’s applied.
PEST RID GRANULES should be set out along trails, property borders, around foundations, alongside walkways, patios, decks and other areas where iguana are seen foraging, roosting or nesting.
The granules are not strong enough by themselves to chase them away, but they’re designed to both absorb and keep the liquid Pest Rid active longer. Typically they’ll extend the treatment a good 50-100%, so you don’t have to spray but once every 30-45 days. Coverage is 250 sq/ft per pound, so the 2 LB jar will treat up to 500 sq/ft.
If you get the gallon size, you’ll need a good PUMP SPRAYER like the one above to apply it. Alternatively you can get a TRIGGER SPRAYER which has a 3 foot long hose that fits into the jug making it easy to apply right out of its container.
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.
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 REPELLER ^
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.
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.
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 LT7824 is a good trap and will work for most all active Iguana. It measures 7″ tall, 8″ wide and 24″ long.
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