CFIA Japanese Beetle Survey Report for 2021

Each year, CFIA releases the survey report for the Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) survey trapping program in BC.

In 2021, a total of 2,790 JB traps were placed throughout Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Sunshine Coast and Sea to Sky Highway corridor. Traps are either regular, ground-based traps or canopy traps placed in trees; a systematic grid is used to determine trap location. 

79 Japanese beetles were caught in 2021, with the first beetle detected on June 29th and the last beetle found on October 19th. This is a 65% reduction from 2020 (214 beetles found). 50 beetles, or 65% were detected outside of the regulated area, near Queen Elizabeth Park and Carnarvon Park. Detections outside of Vancouver included 5 beetles near Charles Rummel Park in Burnaby and 1 beetle in Port Coquitlam. Read the full survey report.