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European Chafer Beetle Nematode Program

Please note: The City of Burnaby’s 2020 Nematode Program is now closed. Please see the European chafer turf pest page for more information about chafer beetle treatment and control options.

Want to manage European Chafer Beetle?

Pre-purchase your subsidized nematode packages through the City of Burnaby's Nematode Program from May 1 until May 31, 2020. Subsidized nematode packages are only available through the GardenWorks Lougheed Highway location, while supplies last. This program is not available at the GardenWorks Mandeville Gardens location. Please note that this program is open to Burnaby residents only.

Nematode Program Information

Pre-purchases must be made in person at GardenWorks (Lougheed Hwy) location only. GardenWorks is unable to process pre-purchases by phone or email as proof of Burnaby residency needs to be verified. Due to COVID-19, customers are asked to comply with increased health and safety measures when visiting the store, including physical distancing. 

If you are not able to go in person, you are welcome to select a designate such as a neighbour or relative who can pre-purchase your nematode package(s) on your behalf. They will require proof of residency for your property (i.e. photocopy or image of your driver’s licence and tax notice, utility bill or credit card bill), along with written and signed consent from the property owner stating whom they are giving consent to pre-purchase the nematode packages.

  • Limited packages available, first come, first served (sorry, no rain checks).
  • Limit of two (2) nematode packages per residential property. 
  • Payment required at time of ordering.
  • Two (2) recent pieces of ID for proof of Burnaby residency required (e.g. Government issued identification and utility bill, tax notice or credit card bill).
  • Watering Exemption Permit will be issued at time of nematode package pick up (permits are non-transferable).

Subsidy Information 

  • Burnaby residents receive a 50% subsidy off of the product price. 
  • Burnaby residents pay subsidized price of $44.99 plus taxes (regular price $89.99 plus taxes).
  • Taxes are based on the pre-subsidy product cost.

For more information, please contact:

  • GardenWorks Lougheed Burnaby
    6250 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby
    lawn@gardenworks.ca (contact by email is preferred)
    604-299-0621 (press 6 for Garden Supplies)
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