The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) confirmed the detection of giant African land snail in the Miramar area of Broward County at the beginning of the month.
On June 20, 2023, FDACS’s Division of Plant Industry enacted a quarantine and started the treatment process to eradicate this detrimental agricultural pest. FDACS will treat properties with a metaldehyde-based molluscicide (snail bait). The treatment is labeled by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for residential use.
It is unlawful to move the giant African land snail or a regulated article, including, but not limited to, plants, plant parts, plants in soil, soil, yard waste, debris, compost or building materials, within, through or from a quarantine area without a compliance agreement.
Starting at the intersection of Pembroke Road and South University Drive, proceed south on South University Drive to NW 215th Street. From this intersection, proceed east to SW 62nd Avenue. At this intersection, progress north to Pembroke Road. The quarantine will proceed west on Pembroke Road to its intersection with South University Drive.