The list of Florida’s invasive species goes beyond reptiles and plants. Many insects and rodents we consider household pests are also invasive species. These insects and rodents that invade households cost U.S. homeowners billions of dollars in damages and thousands of dollars a year in pest control products and services.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has positively identified the presence of the horntail snail (Macrochlamys indica) in Miami-Dade County. The snail was discovered by a gastropod enthusiast in Coconut Grove who sent the unusual snail to the University of Florida (UF) for identification. This is the first time this snail