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.
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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 Away embedded so it will last a lot longer. Typically the liquid alone will last 3-4 weeks but when applied over the granules, 2 months or more! Coverage is 250 sq/ft per pound, so the 2 LB jar will treat up to 500 sq/ft.
Which of your glue traps and bait/lures do you recommend to trap iguanas in South Florida from 8 inches to 3 feet long?
Tech Support says
Typically the small traps listed above will do the job but they’re only good for animals 1 foot or less in length. So for anything 2-3 feet in length, you’ll need the largest size we have seen here:
Large Outside Glue Trap: https://bugspray.com/traps/cahaba-snake-trap-large.html
You’ll also want to add 3-4 drops of our snake lure to the mid section of the glue bed inside the trap. This lure was created for predatory animals like snakes but also works on large aggressive lizards too.
Snake Lure: https://bugspray.com/traps/lure/snake-lure-4-oz
Randy Cole says
Hi. I will be ordering the granules and the spray very shortly, but I have a couple of questions if you don’t mind. We have owned a place in the Keys for three years and have recognized iguanas as a nuisance, but, this year we planted a garden and they have upgraded to destructive force rather rapidly. I even went so far as to buy a pellet gun to try to pick a few off only to realize that they are hard to kill and I always felt a little like Elmore Fudd looking for the wascally igwannas….Irma took out the pellet gun so, now I am looking for other means of iguana control. Other than the spray, do the iguana traps mentioned in the add also catch the little geckos? We kind of like them and wish them no harm since all they eat are bugs….and almost anything smaller than they are, which is spooky if you imagine them at six feet long, but, I digress….they aren’t. I was considering an electric fence around the perimeter and wondered about the feasibility of this when we are in the north battling the deer, a furry and taller nuisance.
Thanks for the time and please include your website if you reply.
Tech Support says
At this point, lining the property with the granules and spray would be a good starting point. Another more permanent solution is the Sound Repellers seen above. You didn’t mention them but they’re a good option. Not as strong as an “electric fence” but close.
Scroll up to see all of these or follow these links:
Spray for Granules: https://bugspray.com/iguana-control.html#next-apply-iguana-repellent-spray
Sound Repellers: https://bugspray.com/iguana-control.html#iguana-sound-repeller
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Spray for the Granules:
Karen Wagner says
Do your products harm cats?
Tech Support says
Absolutely not. First and foremost, all of our products can be used safely in and around the home where people and pets live. More about how safe our products are can be seen on our site here:
Product Safety: https://www.bugspray.com/about-us/who_is_bugspray.html#safe_for_the_home
This particular product has nothing but food grade actives so its essential plant oils you’d be spraying.
PS: Are you signed up for our informative twice a month Pest Report Newsletter? More info here: https://bugspray.com/bugspray_pest_report.html