Statistics issued by the Abu Dhabi Center for Waste Management (Tadweer) showed that 3612 applications for hazardous pest control were implemented in 2018, including 2831 requests for control of poisonous snakes, scorpions and spiders, 781 requests for control of bees and wasps, and handling 16,120 loose animals during the same period.
The Center emphasized its keenness to implement public health pest control services, in accordance with international best practices in this field, accompanied by a series of interactive and awareness workshops, to promote awareness among various segments of society, and educate them on prevention, and to provide a safe and disease-free environment.
The Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) issued its annual report for 2018, which included the most important strategic achievements of the past year and a summary of the strategic projects and services that have contributed to the strengthening of the waste management sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
The Center confirmed the provision of three types of public health pest control services, including non-scheduled pest control services through the reception and implementation of public requests, and services for the capture of loose animals, in addition to periodic scheduled pest control services.
He explained that public health pests include any organism that causes the transmission of diseases to humans, damage to property or the environment, or causes inconvenience. They are four types: disease-carrying pests: «mosquitoes, flies, rodents, and American cockroach». And dangerous pests: «scorpions and poisonous spiders, snakes, bees and wasps». And large and small bulk animals, in addition to the fourth type, for pest annoying: «ants, German cockroach, termites, bed bugs, lizards, ticks and fleas».
He pointed out that the scheduled services are provided in accordance with monthly plans and scheduled work programs, which depend on the multiplication of pests and the results of insect surveys, and accordingly determine the frequency required for surveys, and provide these services in villas and public roads, streets, government departments, schools, mosques, Parks, public parks, government slaughterhouses, markets, and other Emirate facilities. Non-scheduled services include a request for control of hazardous pests, a request for control of vector-borne pests, a request for control of annoying pests, and a request for the capture of loose animals.
He pointed out that bulk animal booking services allow the customer to request the reservation of animals (except predators) in dedicated and equipped pens, under the supervision of trained and experienced teams. Tadweer offers bulk animal booking in two types of services: periodic scheduled services for public areas, and unscheduled in terms of receiving and executing service requests. Small animals such as dogs, cats, foxes and the like are handled using the TNR system, which is adopted globally for handling small animals. , Within the so-called «reproductive prevention and return policy», where it is in three stages include fishing, processing and return.
Tadweer said that applications for hazardous pest control services include 1,719 snake control services, 547 anti-scorpion requests, 538 poisonous spiders and 781 bees and wasps.
Applications for pest control services included 3,703 requests for agricultural pest control, 3,532 for lizards, 3014 for termite control, 30,857 for termite control, and 22,644 for cockroach control.
The number of loose animals handled by the center included 8427 camels, 2083 dogs, 5569 cats, 16 foxes, eight sheep, seven poultry, six donkeys, two monkeys and two deer.
"Public health pests include any organism that causes the transmission of diseases to humans."