Japanese beetle on a leaf
Katja Schulz, Creative Commons 2.0

Japanese beetle treatment and containment

Restriction of movement of soil and plant materials

The CFIA is restricting the movement of these materials out of the regulated area:

  • Soil
  • Rooted plants with soil
  • Plant material with no soil attached that is infested or likely to be infested with the Japanese beetle  

These restrictions are intended to reduce the risk of unintentional human-assisted spread of the beetle.

Review restrictions

Map of regulated area (2 MB)

We are working as part of an ongoing, collaborative response to prevent the spread of the Japanese beetle in BC with:

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
  • BC Ministry of Agriculture and Food (BCMAF) 
  • Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation 
  • Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC)
  • BC Landscape and Nursery Association (BCLNA)
  • City of Burnaby
  • City of Port Coquitlam
  • Other governmental and non-governmental stakeholders 

Disposal rules

Plant and soil waste

What we're doing

Treating City property

Have questions?

Send questions to us about the treatment plan for public land using our online form.

View all other topics below to see which organization to contact.

  • Identify regulated area
  • Restrict plant, soil, and landscape waste movement
  • Permits for moving restricted waste
  • Place traps for beetles
  • Intake reported beetle sightings

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)


Phone: 604-292-5742

  • Eradication effort
  • Decision to eradicate invasive beetle
  • Treatment product being used

BC Ministry of Agriculture

  • Beetle education and awareness

Invasive Species Council of BC

Phone: 1-888-933-3722