Common Problems Caused by Iguanas


Damage to Landscaping

This tree is just one example of an iguana’s potential to decimate crops and landscaping!

Iguanas are herbivores so they love flowering plants such as Hibiscus, Bougainvillea and your favorite garden fruits and vegetables.


Digging + Tunneling

Notice the distinct “D shaped” hole opening and tail markings?

Iguanas are laying their eggs!

These “D” shaped holes and tunnels 80+ feet long under and around your property can accelerate the erosion process of seawalls, pool decks, sheds, etc — possibly ruining your home’s foundation!


Roof Damage

Iguana’s love barrel tile roofs. Not only is it a perfect place to bask in the sun to warm up, barrel tile roofs can also act as a shelter for iguanas as it allows them a place to seek refuge from the elements. This can be a very big problem as iguanas have very sharp claws and can tear up the waterproof layer underneath the tiles, which may lead to leaks. 


Health Risk

Iguana feces are known to carry salmonella and other diseases. Having iguanas in and around your pool increases your chances of contracting salmonella.

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Unfriendly Surprise — Iguanas in Toilets!

Iguanas have been known to crawl into the vent pipe on your roof and end up in your toilet. If you didn’t have to go ''number 2'' before, you definitely will after that surprise.