The Sanibel City Council has voted to reinstate the Green Iguana Removal Program which had been suspended due to COVID-19 budget cuts.
If you are having problems with green iguanas on your property and would like to authorize the City’s contractual iguana trapper to access your property for the purpose of locating and lethally removing green iguanas: Click here to SUBMIT A REQUEST FOR GREEN IGUANA CONTROL
Requests will be forwarded to the Natural Resources Department who coordinate with the trapper to prioritize iguana removal efforts. The trapper is not on-Island every day, the trapper does not respond immediately to each iguana report. The trapper does follow-up at locations where iguanas have been reported. Demand dictates deployment of the trapper.
The green iguana (Iguana iguana) is a large lizard not native to Florida. Florida’s subtropical climate has allowed these iguanas to thrive and reproduce in regions of the state where they have been introduced into the wild. Iguanas can be a nuisance to homeowners by damaging landscape plants or gardens, leaving droppings in yards and pools, or causing property damage by digging burrows.
Sanibel property owners continue to have the option to hire private trappers directly to remove Green Iguanas from their property.