Japanese Beetle Treatment
Oct. 18, 2022
Thursday, Oct. 20, Japanese beetle treatment is taking place at Thompson Park and McLean Park fields. The larvicide treatment (Acelepryn) is not harmful to people, pets, mammals, birds, bees, butterflies, or other animals. However, we ask that people stay off the turf for 24 hours post-treatment to give the larvicide a chance to take effect.
The Japanese beetle is an invasive, federally regulated pest with the potential to significantly damage urban landscapes and agricultural crops. Japanese beetle adults are heavy feeders, attacking the flowers, foliage, and fruit of more than 250 plant species, including roses, blueberries, grapes, maples, and elms. Learn more at portcoquitlam.ca/japanesebeetle.