Iguanas can cause damage to infrastructure by digging burrows that erode and collapse sidewalks, foundations, seawalls, berms and canal banks.
We follow all FL Wildlife Commission (FWC) guidelines. Iguanas are not protected in Florida except by anti-cruelty law and therefore we humanely euthanize the iguanas we capture so they are not a return nuisance for our customers.
They leave droppings on docks, moored boats, seawalls, porches, decks, pool platforms and inside swimming pools. Their feces and saliva contain salmonella side-effects for most people include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps.
Iguanas are omnivores so they are attracted to trees with foliage or flowers, most fruits except citrus and almost any vegetable. They also eat small insects and the hatchling eggs of other predators.
The teeth of an Iguana are designed to rip a plant material but can still deliver painful bites to people and pets. They have extremely powerful jaws capable of exerting considerable pressure.
We understand the importance of bees in our ecosystem, therefore we remove them by the relocation of the Queen Bee and safely removing the hive without toxins.
A typical hive has from 20,000 to 50,000 bees living in a hive. Some hives have 80,000 or more bees in residence.
Honey combs that have been removed can be kept by the owner if you’d like. As long as no pesticides are used owners may consume the honey. Honey combs can be used to make soaps, candles and many other objects.
Opossums carry diseases such as leptospirosis, tuberculosis, relapsing fever, tularemia, spotted fever, toxoplasmosis, coccidiosis, trichomoniasis, and Chagas disease. They may also be infested with fleas, ticks, mites, and lice.
When they experience intense fear in the face of danger, opossums tense up and flop to the ground where they can remain for hours staring blankly, appearing to be dead. It’s a defense mechanism that they do not have control over.
Opossums generally eat fruit, grains and insects, but will also eat out of compost piles, garbage cans and pet food dishes if they can get access. They have been known to eat fish, birds and mammals as well.
Though they aren’t picky about where they hang out, opossums love trees and will stay aloft in trees as much as possible. They also prefer areas that are wet, like marshes, swamps and streams.
Any mammal can get rabies. However, the chance of rabies in an opossum is extremely rare. This may have something to do with the opossum’s low body temperature (94-97o F) making it difficult for the virus to survive in an opossum’s body.
Raccoons are primarily nocturnal animals, but because they have fewer predators in the urban environment, it is not unusual to see raccoons out during the day searching for food.
Raccoons are omnivores, consuming a varied diet of fruit, vegetables, insects, small rodents, and fish as well as garbage, compost and pet food when available.
Not all snakes are venomous. Only six of Florida’s 44 snake species are venomous: the eastern coral snake, the southern copperhead, the cottonmouth, the eastern diamondback rattlesnake, the timber rattlesnake, and the dusky pygmy rattlesnake.
There is no hard-and-fast rule to distinguish a dangerous snake from a harmless one. For the untrained observer in particular, it can often be difficult to make a positive identification of different types of snakes. The general rule is always to be cautious and avoid coming into contact with any snake.
Skunks eat wasps and honeybees, and will often attack beehives. Immune to snake venom, skunks are known to eat poisonous snakes like rattlesnakes.
Skunk will give a warning that it’s about to spray by arching its back, raising its tail high in the air, turning its back toward the enemy, and stomping its front feet.