Giant African snails being eradicated from Florida

In Southeast Farm Press

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 addition to consuming more than 500 varieties of plants, giant African land snails are capable of destroying structures by consuming plaster and stucco and have been known to carry a parasite that can cause serious diseases in humans such as meningitis. Continue reading

New giant snail population discovered in Florida

Florida’s Giant African Land Snail eradication effort, which has already eradicated more than 140,000 snails, is still top priority for the state due to the discovery of a new population of giant snails in another part of Florida.

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