Individuals of the Giant African Land Snail have to date been found in Antigua only. The pest was officially identified on April 8, 2008 by Dr. Angela Fields of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus in Barbados. Shell lengths of individuals found to date range from 4.0 to 12.7 centimeters. Public education (press releases, media appearances, etc.), control of movements of vehicles and soil, distribution of posters and pest information flyers, response to & validation of reports of snail sightings, and strict surveillance of the areas where the pest has so far been found form part of the current efforts of the Government of Antigua and Barduda to restrict the spread and eventually eradicate this pest.