Managing Invasive Wildlife in South Florida Communities

At Seacrest Services, we have found that community association management in South Florida brings up all kinds of interesting and unique situations. There have been many articles written recently about the consequences of the increasing invasive wildlife in South Florida communities. This invasive wildlife is comprised of species that are not native to our South Florida location, and typically spread diseases and damage the environment. For many of these critters, since they have no natural predators here in South Florida, the only population controls that they face are cold temperatures or pest control methods.

When you are looking for the best community association property management company near you in South Florida, you are virtually searching for a local property management business with local knowledge, local know-how, and local expertise. Seacrest Services is your ultimate choice for a local property management company serving Stuart that is supported by successful systems and processes that have developed for over 40 years! When it comes to managing invasive wildlife in South Florida communities, we want to make sure that residents and associations stay informed. Precautions should always be taken when managing invasive wildlife, whether you have elected to remove the invasive critters from your property by yourself, by hiring a professional, or not at all.

South Florida’s may not be Jurassic Park yet, but it’s getting kind of close. Some experts say that packs of green iguanas may be at record numbers as they swarm seawalls, roam community yards and community parks, and leave a path of destruction and filth in their wake. There are more than five hundred different non-indigenous or non-native wildlife – including fish and plant species – that live and thrive in South Florida. These exotic and foreign creatures and vegetation can threaten native species and cause serious economic damage, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

From these wild, green iguanas to Burmese Pythons or lionfish and air potato vines, there must be some control taken for communities and residents to feel safe. Right now, the invasive green lizards are out of control, with as many as hundreds of thousands creeping and crawling around Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties. Unfortunately, green iguanas can potentially live up to ten years, laying dozens of eggs at a time, which is why the population issue has grown so out of control. One of the ways in which these green iguanas are affecting our community association properties is that they also tend to destroy landscaping, gardens, damage infrastructure, and leave their droppings everywhere with potentially harmful diseases, such as Salmonella.

Finding Solutions with Seacrest Services Community Property Management

It seems that because of record heat levels this summer, the only viable option is to control the green iguana population. In fact, The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced an open season on these green iguanas, stating that community homeowners are allowed to eliminate these iguanas on their own properties without a permit, as well as on 22 public lands in South Florida.

Some of the stories of invasive wildlife in South Florida seem almost too surreal to be true; there has been a colony of Vervet Monkeys who live near the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood airport for many years. These swinging critters pose a definite threat to our health and safety, as wild primates carry diseases, such as herpes B. There are solutions to these animal invasions as well, and things can be done according to the FWC; for example not feeding these wild monkeys is a good start!

Our professional landscaping teams know all too well about the invasive air potato vine, which is an aggressive weed that tends to smother other vegetation in our South Florida community gardens, yards, and properties. But even this invasion has a solution with the experts from Seacrest Services, and recently small leaf beetles seem to be helping to control these noxious property invaders!

From complete community associate property management services and professional accounting services, to the best landscaping and property maintenance in South Florida, Seacrest Services can tailor a specific plan for your community association or commercial property, no matter how unique the situation!

As one of the top property management companies located in Stuart, we can promise your association that we will keep your property looking its best and functioning seamlessly and safely throughout the year, with our dedicated team of experienced and knowledgeable professionals. Call today to find out more about why Seacrest Services offers the most trusted property management services in Stuart.