Recap of December First Friday with Florida First Detector
On December 2nd, we covered the basics of invasive snails and slugs. Snails and slugs are a type of mollusk called a gastropod. Slugs are different than snails in that they typically ... READ MORE
Two Florida counties were put under quarantine in recent weeks, but this has nothing to do with COVID-19.
An agricultural quarantine is intended to prevent the spread of invasive species, but the protocols are unrelated to restrictions put ... READ MORE
FDACS declares Giant African Land Snail Eradicated from South Florida
We have exciting news in the world of invasive species in Florida! As of Oct 2021, Giant African Land Snail (GALS) has been declared eradicated from Broward and Miami-Dade ... READ MORE
Below is an article published by the Southeast Farm Press
Have you seen this snail in Florida?
More than 159,000 giant African land snails have been eliminated in Florida since the giant invasive mollusk was found in Florida four years ago.
In ... READ MORE
APHIS Establishes Two Additional Regulated Area in Florida for Giant African Snail
(Lissachatina fulica, formerly Achatina fulica)
To: State and Territory Agricultural Regulatory Officials
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection ... READ MORE
The Giant African Land Snail (GALS) continues to make news around the US. In an online article, the Independent describes the confiscation of almost 70 unwanted GALS at the Los Angeles International Airport in California:
The ... READ MORE
WOW! I was able to scout for Giant African snails and here is a proof of it!
Please click: Giant African Snail: A year later! to read the article I wrote for the Miami-Dade Chapter of Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) ... READ MORE