WANTED - Licenced Applicators to Spray for JB

via Invasive Species Council of BC

Attention Landscapers and Licensed Applicators: 2022 Japanese Beetle Treatment Areas  

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has detected a small number of Japanese beetles (Popillia japonica) outside of the Japanese beetle regulated area, within the cities of Vancouver and Burnaby. 

While the treatment area around False Creek and Downtown Vancouver will shrink due to reduced beetle catches, there will be new treatment areas outside of the False Creek treatment zone for 2022. By way of this message, the Japanese Beetle Partnership is notifying applicators and landscapers with clients in these new areas of the Treatment Area change for 2022. We are requesting that efforts be made to arrange for treatment of private properties with turf in these new areas.  

 The following is a list of areas and neighborhoods that will be included in the treatment area in 2022. 

•  Piper and Government Road area, North of Burnaby Lake  

•  Connaught Park
•  Oak Ridge Centre
•  Carnarvon Park
•  VanDusen Botanical Garden
•  Queen Elizabeth Park
•  Oak Meadows Park
•  Columbia Park
•  Glen Park
•  W 14th Avenue and Ash Street
•  W 15th Avenue, between Oak and Laurel Streets
•  Prince of Wales Park  

Public lands (parks, boulevards, etc.) will be treated by the City of Vancouver and City of Burnaby. The 2022 Treatment map is currently being drafted and will be available soon. 

Treatment costs for private lands will be covered by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (MAFF). 

If you are a licensed applicator willing to apply Acelepryn to turf in these new areas please contact Tracy Hueppelsheuser by Monday, January 17, 2022. If you are servicing these areas but are not a licensed applicator, please plan to make arrangements for treatments. Any questions on arranging treatment can be directed to BCLNA or Tracy Hueppelsheuser. 

As we prepare for 2022, more information will be shared via BCLNA.