Expanded Regulated Area for Japanese Beetle
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has expanded the geographic boundary of the existing Japanese beetle regulated area within the City of Vancouver, and created a new Japanese beetle regulated area within the City of Burnaby.
The regulated area was expanded due to the detections of Japanese beetle in Burnaby, Port Coquitlam, and various areas in South Vancouver. The BC Plant Protection Advisory Committee (BCPPAC) recommended the expansion due to these detections, and a new Japanese Beetle Ministerial Order was signed on March 19, 2022.
The expansion allows for the movement of regulated articles only within these regulated areas without certification to prevent the spread of Japanese beetle into pest-free, unregulated areas. Movement of regulated articles outside of the regulated area are restricted and will require a movement certificate issued by the CFIA.
Read the full bulletin for details on movement restrictions, movement certificates, and disposal options.
These changes may have significant impact on horticulture businesses operating within and around the regulated areas. The BCLNA and partners of the JB eradication program will continue to provide information and resources for landscape professionals.
A Technical Session is being coordinated to provide more details and answer questions from industry; date and details will be announced shortly.
Questions? Contact CFIA: BCPF.Japanese.Beetle@inspection.gc.ca or 604-292-5742