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Giant African Land Snails (Source: Florida Dept. of Agriculture)

Rare & Dangerous Parasite Found In South Florida Snails

The battle to get rid of the invasive and destructive Giant African Land Snails is gaining new importance after a new study found a rare parasite in the snails, and three other non-native species of snails, can cause serious health problems in humans and animals.

CBS Miami–02/26/2015

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Florida Company Fined Thousands For Tainted Horse Feed

The state of Florida has fined a company thousands of dollars in connection to tainted feed that poisoned 22 horses at a Florida equestrian center.


Victor Chemerisov is accused of shipping sick dogs with falsified health certificates around the US. (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

State Investigators: Hollywood Man Sold Sick Puppies Nationwide

The Florida Department of Agriculture is accusing a Hollywood man of selling sick bulldog puppies to more than a dozen people nationwide in a scheme that the state says netted the man more than $20,000.


Giant African Land Snails (Source: Florida Dept. of Agriculture)

First Giant African Land Snails Found In Broward County

he battle to get rid of invasive and destructive Giant African Land Snails just got a little harder after the disease-carrying, stucco-eating mollusk was located for the first time in Broward County.

CBS Miami–09/10/2014

Giant African Land Snail (CBS4)

Miami-Dade Must Be Vigilant In Fight Against Giant African Land Snails

The battle to rid South Florida of the Giant African Land Snail is going well but not well enough.


(Photo Credit: Florida Department of Agriculture Division of Plant Industries) Giant African Land Snail

Giant African Land Snails Are Giant Issue In Miami-Dade

The Giant African Land Snail has become a giant issue in South Florida which has already led to snail-sniffing dogs and teams of people trying to capture the invasive species.


Michael Sabato, environmental specialist; Omar Garcia, environmental specialist, with Raider; Bryan Benson, environmental manager; Jodi Daugherty, U.S. Department of Agriculture; and Larry Bynum, environmental specialist, with Bear.  (Source: Florida Department of Agriculture)

Black Labs Graduate Giant African Snail Sniffing School

A couple of new defenses against the Giant African Land Snails that have taken over parts of Miami will be sniffing out the invasive creatures.


Seasonal Vegetables

Fresh Is Best, Buy Florida Produce & Seafood

No one would dispute that when it comes to food fresh is best. Florida’s Agriculture Dept. says when planning your shopping you should keep the state’s produce and seafood in mind.


(Photo Credit: Florida Department of Agriculture Division of Plant Industries) Giant African Land Snail

More Than 78,000 Giant African Land Snails Collected In S. Fla.

It’s been a year since the Giant African Land Snail began its invasion of South Florida. Since that time, more than 77,000 snails have been collected on 340 properties in Miami-Dade County.


Tree termites, Nasutitermes corniger, have been found in Dania Beach. (University of Florida, Courtesy / May 7, 2012)

State Moves To Eradicate New Termite Threat

A tiny terror which could destroy your home or business has been found in one Broward city and now the state has launched an offensive to get rid of them before they spread.




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