Dubai Municipality organises pest control training
A training programme for private pest control contractors took place
The Pest Control Section of Dubai Municipality's Public Health Services Department has organised a training programme for private pest control contractors and establishments.
Called 'Pest Control Strategies', the training course covered public health pests in urban and rural environments and emphasised their management and control strategy.
Hisham AbdulRahman Yahya, head of the pest control section at Dubai Municipality, said in a statement: "As we are aware pests can cause a real threat to residential and commercial premises, which may affect the health of people and damage property. The training was designed with a view to provide essential knowledge and information on pest management."
He added: "Waste produced by households and commercial sources like hotels, shopping malls, hospitals, restaurants, which contain wet and putrescible materials are potential food sources and harbourages for insects and rodents."
Yahya said that an integrated pest management system provides an effective and economically-efficient approach to pest control that restricts pest densities.
The training also included specimen demonstration and identification. Some 104 participants took part in the training programme - both from Dubai and other emirates.