Secret Site Map
Thursday, November 27, 2014

Home News Dogs Assist in Florida's Fight Against Invasive Snails

Dogs Assist in Florida's Fight Against Invasive Snails

News Coverage

Florida officials seeking to eradicate a species of giant snails that is invading the state are training Labrador retrievers to help in the fight, Reuters reported.

| September 10, 2013

Florida officials seeking to eradicate a species of giant snails that is invading the state are training Labrador retrievers to help in the fight, Reuters reported.

Reuters reports state agriculture authorities are engulfed in an aggressive extermination campaign to snuff out an invasion of Giant African Land Snails, one of the world's most destructive invasive species. Since the campaign started, authorities have collected 128,000 of the snails.

The species has no natural enemies and can grow as big as rats. They devour plants as well as stucco and plaster in a hunt for calcium they need to grow their big shells and can cause massive property damage, Reuters reports.
Now the dogs are being trained to aid in the fight. They will join a team of 45 people who regularly search Miami for the snail.

Click here to read the entire article.

Source: Reuters

Top news

NPMA Announces Opening for Director of Regulatory Affairs Position

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is seeking a qualified regulatory affairs professional to direct the day-to-day management and execution of NPMA’s federal and state regulatory affairs programs

Ehrlich Selected to Protect National Landmarks

The company has been selected by the National Park Service to install and maintain effective termite control systems for 14 national historic sites in the Delaware Valley, including Independence Hall.

NC State: Warmer Temps Limit Impact of Parasites, Boost Pest Populations

Research from North Carolina State University shows that some insect pests are thriving in warm, urban environments and developing earlier, limiting the impact of parasitoid wasps that normally help keep those pest populations in check.

PCO Caldwell in Country Gospel Music Video

Ronnie Caldwell, president of Innovative Pest Management, Denver, N.C., is one of the stars of the new Bruce Hedrick video 'A Better Man.'

Fruit Flies Learn From Others, Researchers Say

When female fruit flies have to decide where to lay their eggs, they take their lead from what they see most others in their group do, new research shows.

x