Giant African Land Snail
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.
The battle to rid South Florida of the Giant African Land Snail is going well but not well enough.
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.
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.
The Giant African Land Snail may not sound like a rapidly growing problem. But state officials have been trying to fight the invasion since September of last year.
Thirty seven thousand and counting. That’s how many Giant African land snails have been collected in Miami-Dade since the first one was found in September, 2011.
Miami-Dade landscapers were educated Friday on how to battle a growing invasion of the Giant African Land snails.
Florida agriculture officials are in Miami Friday to check out the invasion of the Giant African Land snails.
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Secretary Adam Putnam will be visiting South Florida Friday to tour the areas that are being infested by Giant African Land Snails.
The war against the giant African Land Snail continues across South Florida, the the generals directing the battle say the enemy is being hunted down and captured, thanks to help from the public.