Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Pest Control Projects Department at Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (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 Center 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 on public health and safety. In offering these services, the Center supports the Emirate’s sustained efforts to preserve its aesthetic appeal, safeguard public health and protect the environment.
According to the statistics from Tadweer’s Pest Control Projects Department, American cockroaches accounted for 1.8% of infestation by disease-carrying pests in the first eight months of 2021, while rodents accounted for 1.9%, flies for 1.8%, and mosquitoes for 0.6%.
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 effectively 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.
Engineer 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: “The Pest Control Projects Department at Tadweer has a highly skilled workforce to handle the service requests from customers. The team works hard to ensure the highest standards of efficiency and professionalism in service delivery and improve customer satisfaction. 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 environment.”
To control pests effectively, Tadweer deploys dedicated teams and adopts the latest international practices. It uses safe and environment-friendly pesticides approved by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) to ensure public health, and avoid environmental damage to areas targeted by the pest control drive.
About Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer):
Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) is a government entity set up in 2008 under the directives of the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to build an integrated waste management system in Abu Dhabi and promote sustainable waste management practices in the emirate. To achieve the optimal utilization of natural resources and turn waste into a valuable economic resource, the Center has implemented several projects and offer a wide range of services across three vital sectors including operations, strategy, and business development and support services, and their affiliated departments. These departments are tasked with implementing Tadweer’s plans, strategy and objectives.
Tadweer’s key activities include project and facility management, waste collection and transportation management, pest control project management, and licensing, tariff and customer service management. These activities are carried out under the supervision of relevant departments responsible for various waste management services including waste collection, transportation, treatment and recycling. Through these departments, Tadweer manages several dedicated facilities and projects, and provides pest control and other best-in-class services to its customers. Furthermore, Tadweer conducts a series of public awareness programs to encourage different segments of society to adopt an environmentally conscious culture and contribute to creating a healthy, safe and sustainable environment in line with the objectives of Abu Dhabi Vision 2030.