Biologists from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will conduct this technical workshop to empower homeowners to deter or remove nuisance iguanas from their private property.
Green iguanas, Mexican spiny-tailed iguanas and black spiny-tailed iguanas can be a nuisance to homeowners by damaging landscape plants and gardens, causing property and seawall damage by digging burrows, and leaving droppings on walkways, docks and in yards and pools. Participants will learn about the ecological impact of the increasing infestation of this nonnative species and the rules and regulations regarding legal removal and disposition options.
There are several ways landowners can keep iguanas from their properties. Techniques for the prevention, exclusion, using deterrents, and modifying habitat to make the area less appealing will be discussed and demonstrated. Many of these strategies are very simple and easily employed.