The sprawling urban terrain of Hialeah, FL, allows for a vast array of wildlife. Lizards are common in the city, with iguanas being one of the larger species. Often seen basking in sunlight, these pests wreak havoc on gardens and yards when they eat fruits and vegetables and destroy land scaping. Iguanas are also skilled burrowers that can harm the foundations of patios, sidewalks, and seawalls. Their presence is often identified by their feces, which can be a source of salmonella. While not typically aggressive, iguanas will bite, whip their tails, or scratch in self-defense. Smaller house geckoes and brown anoles are more nuisance than problem, as they enter Hialeah homes to feed on insects.