Many reptiles like the iguana are considered some of the greatest fears of a lot of people. It is understandable. Their appearance can make one cringe and they are known to be quite aggressive too. If you happen to see an iguana roaming around your property, call Animal Wildlife Trappers right away for assistance in iguana removal.
Iguanas are not even native to Central Florida. Decades ago, they were brought in by people who had iguanas as pets. These reptiles are actually smart enough to be domesticated and so a lot of people take them into their homes. But not everyone is interested in having an iguana roaming around their neighborhood. Especially if you have no knowledge on how to handle this animal, you may end up getting attacked.
Iguana Removal in Florida
As earlier mentioned, iguanas are not supposed to be in Florida in the first place. They are considered one of those exotic animals that are now making this state their home. They’re here because people brought them in. They love the warm temperature and will stop breathing once it becomes cold. The Orlando weather then becomes perfect for them because it’s warm and sunny most of the year.
Although we’re miles away from them, what could be called an iguana invasion actually happened in South Florida. Similar incidents may have also been recorded in Central Florida and without proper knowledge, it’s not impossible for the same thing to happen here. Experts have spoken — iguanas can become aggressive especially if you step into their territory. They can also create a whole lot of damage to your property. Check out this news bit below to learn more about the influx of iguanas in Florida.
Professional Iguana Removal Assistance
While you are not prohibited by law to catch iguanas and release them to the wild on your own, you are highly discouraged to do so. Once again, these reptiles can attack you and become aggressive. While they probably won’t end up killing you, iguanas can bite you or your pets as a form of self-defense. Thankfully, they make some sort of a warning before biting so you have time to stay away and prevent possible injury.
Iguanas are herbivores. Their teeth are strong enough to rip on plants and other vegetation, and not necessarily human or animal skin. But their jaws are very powerful and major injuries coming from iguana bites are not entirely impossible. In addition, their bites can be a source of harmful viruses and bacteria. Their other dangers include leaving their feces behind, which could be a source of serious and severe infections.
If you spot an iguana on your property, try to stay away from it as much as you can. Make sure your family members and pets are away from it too. Do not attempt to pet it or catch it on your own. Call Animal Wildlife Trappers right away for animal removal assistance. We are available to assist property owners with iguana removal in Orlando, Maitland, Longwood, Winter Park, Deltona, Sanford, and nearby areas. Call us at 352-267-0546 for a free estimate.