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. But there is also an audible sound you can dial up and this should be used. And though you can use the included power supply to keep them on, its better to power them by batteries (they require 4 “c” cell batteries not included).
There is a motion detector option you’ll want to use and this setting can be dialed up so it detects motion from 30-40 feet. Units should be placed 10-20″ 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 nor will the motion detector sense motion beyond 150 degrees. 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 approach and 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 “Motion Sensor”, the Motion Sensor Sensitivity set to “30” and the Sonic Volume set at “40-60” DB’s. Remember, sonic volume can be heard so you may need to keep it down to 20 DBs depending on where the units are deployed relative to neighbors, etc.
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.
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