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IGuanas in florida

South Floridas subtropical climate has allowed iguanas to thrive and reproduce. The population is exploding while damage is booming throughout the southern part of the state..

Iguanas are large lizards that can be longer than four  feet in length. They bask in open areas and are often seen on trees, open lawn areas, patios, decks, sidewalks, and docks.

Three types of iguanas are now fully established in South Florida: the green iguana, the Mexican spinytail iguana, and the black spinytail iguana.

Green Iguana

Green iguanas range from green to grayish black in color. They have a row of spikes that start at the base of the head and go down the center of the back. During the breeding season, the green iguana adult males sometimes take on an orange color.

The green iguana is thriving in South Florida are invading the state. Property owners in Florida have had enough of of them turning private gardens into total messes. On top of the mess left, these large lizards leave feces on patios, by pools, on docks and other surfaces.

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Mexican Spinytail Iguana

Spinytail iguanas range from gray to dark tan in color. They have black bands and whorls of spiny scales on the tail.

Black spinytail iguana

It is often difficult to distinguish the black spinytail iguana from the Mexican spinytail iguana (Ctenosaura pectinata).

The black spinytail iguana (Ctenosaura similis) has up to two scales separating the short crest along the back and tail and has two complete rows of intercalary scales between the whorls of enlarged scales on the tail, and dark dorsal cross bands 

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South Florida Iguana Problems

Professional Iguana Removal and Control

Iguanas are a nuisance to homeowners, business  properties, condos, hotels, resorts and more. They damage gardens and landscape plants. Their droppings are often left in yards and in pool areas. They also dig burrows which can be quite destructive.

Like other wildlife in Florida, iguanas are protected by anticruelty laws. Inhumane treatment of them is punishable by law. When capturing iguanas they must be kept in captivity or humanely euthanized. It is illegal to release or relocate iguanas in Florida. 

For these reasons it is vital to hire a professional iguana removal company. One who provides the proper, humane, safe and effective trapping techniques.

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