Giant African Snail now in evidence on Barbuda; Council suspects it was imported in PLH materials

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Real News: Giant African Snail now in evidence on Barbuda; Council suspects it was imported in PLH materials

After infesting Antigua for over a decade, the Giant African Snail, for the first time, has made its way to Barbuda.

 

Secretary of the Barbuda Council Paul Nedd says the infestation is not a huge problem at this time, as efforts are being made, with the Plant Protection Unit, to eradicate the pest.

 

Nedd is speculating that the snails made their way to the sister island through the importation of plant and soil material shipped there by the investors of the Peace Love and Happiness Project.

He says that the Cuban frogs seem to have gotten to the island by this means, as well.

 

The Giant African Snail, a highly invasive species, has been wreaking havoc on the mainland, destroying farm crops and invading backyard gardens, despite persistent efforts to eradicate it.

The Cuban Frog, meanwhile, is long suspected to have been transported here in plants imported by former developer R. Allen Stanford.

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  1. Do God bless you Barbuda under no circumstances should you rely on the plant protection agency or any other government agency to assist you with an invasive species problem. Look at their track record in Antigua.

    Purchase bait loads of it and use it generously.

    1 Identify three circumference rings around the area.
    2 Bait the first two rings and carefully monitor the second ring for infestation.
    3 If anything gets through proceed to bait the third ring generously.
    4 Introduce new standards for monitoring imports.
    5 Put significant fines in place for violators.

    Movement of material and vehicles is a mode of introducing the snails to new areas.

    DO NOT ACCEPT ANY HELP FROM THE AGENCIES IN ANTIGUA. THEY WILL ENSURE THE PROBLEM INCREASE 1000%

    • @Melchesidec…😂😅☣☣WARNING…this thought will expire in Five(5), according to #Melchesidec, the same goes for any assistance from, the relevant authorities.

      …Lard Gad, please hab sum merci pan Arwe!
      …’Cause, lakkah #Nature
      …Antigua nearga can be a Beast,
      …to say, the least!
      …Fu sure! Fe sure! Fu sure!

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