How to keep iguanas away from my yard?

Iguanas are dragon-like structures that can invade your yard to eat the vegetation. They will also leave some waste in your deck or other areas causing several problems.

If you are facing problems in your yard due to iguanas then, you should know how to eliminate them properly from various sources. This will help a lot to experience peace of mind from various problems to lead a problem less life.

Moreover, you can eliminate the laying of eggs in your yard to prevent potential threats. Here are some ways meant for controlling the movements of iguanas in your yard effectively to reduce unwanted issues.

  1. Keep your yard in clean condition

It is advisable to clean your yard regularly to avoid the penetration of iguanas. Make sure that your yard is free from any leftovers because they invite the herbivores quickly. Apart from that, you should remove vegetation such as flowering plants and shrubs that can help control iguanas. In addition, you can protect the plants by using mesh and wiring.

  1. Prevent climbing of iguanas

As a yard owner, you should prevent the climbing of iguanas by wrapping trees or large plants with sheet metal guards. You can start the work 18-36 inches from the base that makes the iguanas difficult to climb.

  1. Take care of your table or patio

Iguanas like to eat everything including pet foods. Therefore, it is advisable for you not to leave any food on your table or patio after finishing your meal. Feed pets inside your home for controlling the entry of herbivores.

  1. Secure your trash lids

Iguanas will get in to your trash and scavenge to find food. Hence, make sure that trash lids are tightly secured so that they cannot enter them. You can use a cinder block on your lid to prevent their movements.

  1. Fill the holes and gaps in your yard

Iguanas will utilize the holes and gaps in your yard as a shelter place. Furthermore, they like digging them to form a nest and you should fill them with cement or gravel. Although iguana might return to dig again, it is not possible for the creature to dig through large rocks.

  1. Create a loud noise

Most iguanas are afraid of loud noise and you can create the same by playing loud music or bonging pots or pans. You can also purchase the wind chimes and place them in your yard to do this trick without lifting your finger.

  1. Bait and trap

You can set the traps during the day time when an iguana is active and close it at night. It is important to cover a trap with foliage or cardboard to prevent cuts and wounds.

  1. Use an iguana repellent

There are many products available in the markets to alleviate the nuisance problems of iguanas. However, not all of them are effective and you should choose the right one for lowering harmful effects.


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