Once the calls comes in - an iguana inside a home's bathroom or invading a backyard pool - Florida Iguana Solutions (FIS) springs into action. Biologist Jessica Kilgore and US Army Veteran/Iguana Specialist Xavier Ross quickly and efficiently removes iguanas using a variety of humane, FWC approved methods such as catch-pole, hand-trapping and custom-made traps. They also take the time to educate customers on landscaping and fencing solutions. One method for a long-term solution used by the team is to wrap trees on the property with a clear plastic that effectively prevents iguanas from climbing into trees to nest without impacting the beauty of the landscape. "By reducing the habitat and food available, we are providing a significant change in the iguana's situation making them less likely to stay and breed," says Jessica. "We are passionate about invasive species removal, and it shows in the efforts we take. We have been known to climb trees, go into lakes and pools, and we even have done removals from a paddle board."
Xavier and Jessica began Florida Iguana Solutions, LLC because of Jessica's passion for reptiles. She worked with wildlife facilities in her home state of Louisiana after earning her Bachelors Degree in Science, Biology from Louisiana State University. After serving in the United States Army, Xavier earned a degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from American Trades Institute. Together, they are working to make a difference in the environment through their their removal service, education campaign and conservation efforts.
Florida Iguana solutions removes Muscovy ducks and snakes in addition to iguanas. They usually charge per animal removed to ensure the best results. Since ducks pose similar health concerns and are equally difficult to remove as iguanas, FIS has specialized in their efficient removal as well. Muscovy's often lay over 20 eggs at a time and fiercely protect their young, thereby ensuring the growth of the population in South Florida. Florida Iguana Solutions provides services to commercial and residential customers and no job is to big or to small. Florida Iguana Solutions also conducts educational presentations to schools, children's groups and neighborhood and civic associations, in an effort to educate the public on invasives in South Florida. FIS also contributes to iguana conservation efforts so the animal can thrive in their natural habitat.
Florida Iguana Solutions are on call 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and are available for emergencies 24-7 at 954.667.5064. Stay in touch via email at FloridaIguanaSolutions@gmail.com, on the website at FloridaIguanaSolutions.com, on YouTube by searching "Florida Iguana Solutions" and daily on Instagram @Florida_Iguana_Solutions and Facebook.