How Iguana Droppings Can Indicate a Problem

Iguanas are not native to the United States, but due to the exotic pet trade, these reptiles have become an invasive pest. Found mostly in southern states, iguanas in the wild are more than likely escaped or released pets. While relatively harmless, they can cause various issues in and around suburban areas. One such problem comes from iguana droppings.

The pests are known to gather in large numbers to bask in the sun around docks, recently mowed lawns, and sidewalks. Iguanas also burrow under these areas, which causes them to collapse over time. Most importantly, groups of the pests in yards can present some health risks for property owners. Iguana feces often contains Salmonella bacteria, a major cause of food poisoning in humans. Not only dangerous, their poop is unsightly and smells terrible, fouling lawns and common areas around homes.

Control & Removal

Finding iguana droppings is usually the first sign that there is a problem. Trying to capture the pests can be challenging, as they are known to have painful bites, extremely sharp claws, and a powerful tail used to slap enemies. Cornered pests may also jump into nearby bodies of water in order to escape, which makes capturing them even more difficult. To successfully trap iguanas, contact the trained wildlife professionals at Trutech.