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Iguanas in swimming pool, Puerto Rico

What started as these little house pets that were imported into Puerto Rico some 20 years ago to all the local pet stores as the most recent passing “in style” pet has now become one of the islands largest pests. Iguanas. The small little iguanas that everyone had as pets that grew up to look like small Monitors or baby dinosaurs are taking over the island in many aspects. The interstate has their small and large carcasses adorned, the airport (San Juan) reportedly spends $80,000 a year to keep them off the tarmacs and people with pools are struggling to figure out what is a solution to keep these pesky reptiles out of their swimming pools. There is really only one solution. A pool safety cover. The automatic pool safety cover may not fit into your budget but a pool safety cover will keep your pool safe for kids and keep Iguanas out of the pool when the pool is not in use.  Until the population is put under control (which who know when and how that will happen) a pool safety cover is an excellent solution to keeping these critters out of your backyard pool.

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