Oct 082016
 
New World Screwworm Information for Boaters

The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed the presence of New World screwworms in Monroe County on October 3, 2016.  Florida’s endangered Key deer population on Big Pine and No Name keys have already suffered losses due to this infestation. A few pets in the local area exhibited potentially similar infestations over the past two months, though no larvae were collected and tested in those cases.  Rapid and thorough response efforts are imperative to save this endangered species and prevent the spread to people and other [continue reading…]

 October 8, 2016  Posted by at 12:55 am Issue #187 No Responses »