Changes for 2023
Vancouver’s Japanese beetle regulated area has expanded to help control the spread of the beetle.
The requirements for moving plant and soil materials out of a regulated area have also changed.
Under the new CFIA guidelines, only plants with soil or soil-related matter attached require a movement certificate year-round to leave the regulated area.
Soil alone and above-ground plants and plant parts are no longer regulated.
As part of an ongoing, collaborative response to prevent the spread of the Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) in BC, we are working 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
- City of Richmond
- Other governmental and non-governmental stakeholders
What we're doing
CFIA beetle response
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
- Eradication effort
- Decision to eradicate invasive beetle
- Treatment product being used
- Beetle education and awareness
- Impact on landscape business