A top official urged residents of Abu Dhabi not to seek service of unlicensed pest control firms in homes or offices. The residents have also been told to maintain proper hygiene as flies, cockroaches, bedbugs, mosquitoes, ants and even rodents survive abundantly in untidy environments.
Al Mazrouqi made the comments recently during a meeting with the media in which he discussed Tadweer's public health pest-control projects and a number of awareness projects to promote public awareness on the importance of pest-control. He said, "People should only use approved pest control firms. In case anyone sees unlicensed people, inform the police or other authorities concerned for legal action. At Tadweer, we work on providing pest-control services through globally-adopted practices. We also educate all segments of the community on the basics of pest prevention."
Tadweer will install insect traps at fixed stations in the emirate to monitor blood-sucking insects, especially mosquitoes. The waste management centre also offers a wide range of other services through public health pest-control management, including regular pest-control services in resident villas, highways, streets, government facilities, schools, hospitals, public clinics, mosques, public parks, markets as well as central sewage and waste collection points in all residential, commercial and industrial areas in addition to fumigating people's homes upon requests.
Officials said their 2016- 2017 data shows that they have received more than 40,000 requests from residents across Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra. Pest-control management also provides animal collection services for all types and sizes of stray animals.