Sat 01-09-2018 15:32 PM
ABU DHABI, 1st September, 2018 (WAM) — As part of its preparations for the new academic year 2018-2019, Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) ran a cleaning and preventive pest control drive across all public schools in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Aimed at protecting the health of students and employees and preserving the aesthetic appeal of educational institutions, the campaign targeted 300 schools including 134 in Abu Dhabi city, 130 in Al Ain and 36 in Al Dhafra.
As part of the move, Tadweer surveyed school premises for potential breeding sites of the most common pests, such as mosquitoes, flies, cockroaches, ants and rodents, and treated them with pesticides in line with the highest health, safety and environmental standards.
The drive involved the deployment of 179 supervisors, technicians and drivers, 24 vehicles and 174 units of specialised pest control equipment. Furthermore, Tadweer dispatched 869 cleaners, 23 automatic sweeping machines and 50 units of additional cleaning equipment to carry out in-depth cleaning of school buildings and their surroundings.
Dr Salem Al Kaabi, Acting General Manager of Tadweer, said: “Tadweer has implemented a comprehensive pest control strategy to prevent diseases and preserve public health while avoiding environmental pollution. The center’s cleaning and pest control drive prior to school opening is part of its sustained efforts to curb pest proliferation and maintain public hygiene in Abu Dhabi.”
He added: “Tadweer offers best-in-class pest control services that contribute to maintaining a healthy learning environment across all schools in the emirate. We are committed to using safe pesticides and environment-friendly methods to protect the health of students and employees.”
Tadweer provides a wide range of pest control services that utilize integrated systems and comply with international best practices. The center seeks to raise public awareness about the fundamentals of pest prevention while building local capabilities and developing effective control measures and strategies.