The City of Vancouver is treating public property in the False Creek area for Japanese beetles.
The Japanese beetle is considered an invasive and regulated pest in Canada that feeds on the roots of grass and the foliage of more than 300 plant species, ultimately causing the plants to die.
The City will treat large turf areas and small strips of grass around flower beds, shrubs, and trees. Treatment begins on April 7th at David Lam Park and continues into May at other parks in downtown neighbourhoods.
The larvicide, Acelepryn, is not harmful to you, your pets, other animals, or pollinators like bees and butterflies. It’s sprayed directly on the soil and targets root-eating larvae.
The city will treat large turf areas and small strips of grass around flower beds, shrubs, and trees.