Mosquito breeding sites destroyed in Abu Dhabi
More than two million mosquito breeding sites have been eliminated from Abu Dhabi this year, it was announced on Monday. The Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre’s (Tadweer) pest control projects division said it had executed an “intensive programme” to control mosquitoes and other public health pests across the emirate.
Running from January to August 2018, the drive resulted in the elimination of 2.1 million mosquito breeding sites in Abu Dhabi. These included 1.02 million farm sites with an infection rate of 0.51 per cent and 1.08 million sites in public areas with an infection rate of 1.3 per cent.
The division also received 3,853 mosquito control requests from across the emirate.
Targeting different segments of society, Tadweer also conducted a series of awareness workshops on mosquito control, and distributed leaflets containing useful information on the dangers of mosquito proliferation and methods of prevention.