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Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica)

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Let’s stop the Japanese Beetle (Popillia j​aponica)​​​​​​​

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Plants with soil or soil related matter attached from the Japanese beetle regulated areas are not accepted at Metro Vancouver recycling and waste centres.

 

 

Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica)https://metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/PublishingImages/_t/japanese-beetle_jpg.jpgJapanese Beetle (Popillia japonica)

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The Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) is a highly invasive pest that can damage lawns and over 300 plant species, including roses, fruit trees and other food plants. The BC Ministry of Agriculture estimates that, if this pest becomes widespread, it could cost BC’s agricultural and horticultural sectors about $25 million per year.

To stop the spread of the Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica), the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) requires that plants with soil or soil-related matter attached (e.g. plants for planting, turf grass, sod, ornamental grasses, annuals, perennials, bulbs, shrubs, bedding plants, patio plants) must not be moved out of the regulated areas (see map below).​​

 

 

Japanese Beetle Maphttps://metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/PublishingImages/_t/japanese-beetle-map_jpg.jpgJapanese Beetle Map

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If you need to dispose of plants with soil or soil-related matter attached from within the Japanese beetle regulated areas, contact the CFIA for a Movement Certificate. Note that a movement certificate is no longer required to remove soil alone or above ground plant parts with no soil attached from a Japanese beetle regulated area. For more information call 604-292-5742, or email BCPF.Japanese.Beetle@inspection.gc.ca. Violations increase the risk to BC crops and nurseries and may result in a fine.

Learn more about how to report sightings of the Japanese beetle to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency below.

Report Japanese Beetle sightings

 More information

 

 

City of Vancouver - Disposal of plant material from the Japanese beetle regulated areahttps://vancouver.ca/home-property-development/disposing-of-green-waste.aspx, City of Vancouver - Disposal of plant material from the Japanese beetle regulated areaCity of Vancouver - Disposal of plant material from the Japanese beetle regulated area
City of Burnaby - Japanese Beetlehttps://www.burnaby.ca/our-city/programs-and-policies/environment/japanese-beetles, City of Burnaby - Japanese BeetleCity of Burnaby - Japanese Beetle
City of Port Coquitlam – Japanese Beetle Treatmenthttps://www.portcoquitlam.ca/city-services/pets-wildlife/japanese-beetle-treatment/, City of Port Coquitlam – Japanese Beetle TreatmentCity of Port Coquitlam – Japanese Beetle Treatment
Canadian Food Inspection Agencyhttps://inspection.canada.ca/plant-health/invasive-species/insects/japanese-beetle/jb-british-columbia/eng/1525800137593/1525800137983, Canadian Food Inspection AgencyCanadian Food Inspection Agency
BC Ministry of Agriculturehttps://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/agriculture-seafood/animals-and-crops/plant-health/insects-and-plant-diseases/nursery-and-ornamentals/japanese-beetle, BC Ministry of AgricultureBC Ministry of Agriculture
Invasive Species Council of BChttps://bcinvasives.ca/invasives/japanese-beetle/, Invasive Species Council of BCInvasive Species Council of BC
BC Landscape and Nursery Associationhttps://bclna.com/japanesebeetle/, BC Landscape and Nursery AssociationBC Landscape and Nursery Association
Grow Green Guide bloghttps://growgreenguideblog.ca/2018/07/how-metro-vancouver-residents-can-protect-gardens-and-lawns-from-new-invasive-species/, Grow Green Guide blogGrow Green Guide blog

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