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Dubai Municipality reveals Eid pest control works

Pest control teams in the department attended to two notes on bee insects, 11 on red and black widow spiders, and three reports regarding snakes over Eid Al Adha

Dubai Municipality said its Public Health Services Department worked round-the-clock over the Eid Al Adha holidays in 2016. [Image: Dubai Municipality]
Dubai Municipality said its Public Health Services Department worked round-the-clock over the Eid Al Adha holidays in 2016. [Image: Dubai Municipality]

Dubai Municipality has revealed the pest control activities it carried out over the Eid Al Adha holidays this year. 

The agency's Public Health Services Department worked round-the-clock over the holidays, Dubai Municipality said in a statement. 

Up to 135 notes about insects and reptiles were registered with the department over the holidays. 

Pest control teams in the department attended to 16 emergency cases around Eid Al Adha: two communications on bee insects, 11 on red and black widow spiders, and three reports regarding snakes.

Hisham Abdul Rahman Al Yahya, head of the public health pest control section, said that the communications were divided into two sections: emergency and non-emergency.

Emergency notes about snakes, scorpions, bees, wasps, and spiders were attended to by the department within 24 hours.

Al Yahya said the department has received almost 1,081 emergency communications since the beginning of 2016, which includes 278 notes about bees, 106 about scorpions, 331 about snakes, and 366 about spiders.

Non-emergency notes regarding mosquitoes, flies, cockroaches, ants, bed bugs, rats, and mice were attended to within 48 hours.

To mitigate the impact of domestic insects, Al Yahya said the pest control teams are using pesticides that are safe for the health of the people and environmentally friendly as well.

Al Yahya reiterated that the technical staff has been trained by specialists and experts in the department to maintain health and safety standards in line with Dubai Municipality's vision of sustainability. 

He added: "Dubai Municipality calls upon the citizens and residents to report any pests they notice in their homes, and also advises the public to maintain public hygiene, which will play a major role in reducing the spread of public health pests." 
 

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