The Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica Newman) is considered a quarantine pest to Canada and is regulated by CFIA both with regards to imports as well as domestically. Surveys are conducted annually in Canada to determine the pest's distribution and to facilitate the effectiveness of regulatory containment and control measures.
The areas in Canada now considered infested with Japanese Beetle has recently been revised and updated to reflect recent on-going CFIA surveillance activities. These areas within Canada are now defined as follows:
Province of Ontario - all counties
Province of Quebec - all regional municipalities
Province of New Brunswick - all counties
Province of Nova Scotia - all counties
Prince Edward Island - all counties
Under IPPC Standards (e.g., ISPM No. 8), Japanese Beetle is considered present (only in some areas of Canada) and subject to official control in Canada. For more information on the Japanese beetle, please visit the CFIA website at www.inspection.gc.ca.