Treating City property

Our treatment plan, about the larvicide used, and treatment schedule and map.

How safe is the treatment?

The larvicide, Acelepryn, is not harmful to you, your pets, other animals, or pollinators like bees and butterflies.

It is sprayed directly on the soil and targets root-eating grubs.

Acelepryn is approved for use in Canada by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency of Health Canada and is permitted under our Health Bylaw Section 2.10 (f)

On June 5, 2018 we began treating parks and public property in the False Creek area.

Rain in mid-September 2018 created good conditions for treatment at the following parks: Hinge, Granville Loop, Jonathan Rogers, Willow, and Vanier.

Watch for signs

Signs will be posted in and around the parks notifying you of upcoming treatment.

 Click or tap your area for dates

Treatment areas

We are treating 19 hectares of public land.

This includes all lawns within a 200 metre buffer zone around where Japanese beetle was trapped by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in 2017.

Parks are open

We’re not closing parks, but you should stay off the grass for 24 hours post-treatment to give the larvicide a chance to take effect.

There will be parks staff on site during treatment to explain procedures and answer questions.

Private property

You are not required to treat private property.

However, if your property is in the treatment zone and you want treatment done, it must be applied by a certified pesticide applicator.

More about the treatment

Have questions?

Phone 3-1-1 for questions about the treatment plan for public land.

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: 1-800-442-2342

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

BC Ministry of Agriculture  

  • Beetle education and awareness

Invasive Species Council of BC 

Phone: 1-888-933-3722 

  • Impact on landscape business

BC Landscape & Nursery Association