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South Florida faced with Iguana Infestation
Iguanas destroy expensive landscaping eating everything from plants, flowers and trees. Their droppings left behind on sidewalks, decking surfaces and in pools creates contact with the Salmonella infected droppings. Iguanas affect the structures of sea walls, backyard decking, and water pump stations by burrowing their tunnels reaching 5’ to 7’ in diameter. Even though they seem slow moving and calm, Iguanas are territorial. They move extremely fast and use their tails whipping to defend themselves at a force strong enough to break the skin or they will bite if provoked.
“They’re a threat that people don’t realize. They’re like a plague of locusts.”
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