Tadweer handles over 70,000 pest control service requests in 8 months

Tadweer handles over 70,000 pest control service requests in 8 months

ABU DHABI, 10th October, 2021 (WAM) -- The Pest Control Projects Department at the Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre (Tadweer) announced that it handled 70,219 pest control service requests from its customers from January to the end of August, 2021.

To promptly respond to the service requests from its customers, the centre has stepped up its pest control drive since the beginning of 2021. The field and administrative teams at Tadweer were put into action as part of its efforts to continually improve the quality of services and exceed customer expectations. This articulates Tadweer’s priority to promote high standards of public health and safety in the Emirate as envisioned by Abu Dhabi Vision 2030.

Tadweer’s pest control services target different types of pests such as mosquitoes, flies, rodents and American cockroaches due to their risks to public health and safety.

According to the statistics from Tadweer’s Pest Control Projects Department, American cockroaches accounted for 1.8 percent of infestation by disease-carrying pests in the first eight months of 2021, while rodents accounted for 1.9 percent, flies for 1.8 percent, and mosquitoes for 0.6 percent.

The data also shows that the Department succeeded in keeping the pest proliferation rates below the permissible limits in all targeted areas.

The Department also controlled different types of stray animals across the Emirate, dealing with 2,574 cats, 1,092 dogs, 893 camels and 20 foxes.

To ensure effective control of pests and stray animals, the Department operates according to a comprehensive action plan that targets all infested sites. It ramps up operations in seasons that sees a surge in pest proliferation due to the changing weather conditions in most regions of the Emirate.

Mohammed Al Marzouqi, Pest Control Projects Director at Tadweer, said, "Tadweer takes effective measures to keep the proliferation of pests under control in line with its mandate to preserve the environment and protect the community from disease-carrying pests."

He added, "At Tadweer, we are fully prepared to respond to any potential threats from pests and our focus is the safety of community and protection of the environment."

Tadweer deploys dedicated teams and adopts the latest international practices to control pests effectively, and uses safe and environment-friendly pesticides approved by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment.