Dubai: Authorities in the emirate of Sharjah have warned residents against dealing with unlicensed pesticide companies, and advised that ads left on their door steps should be left unanswered.
Following the tragic death of a 10-year-old Pakistani boy who succumbed to chemical poisoning from pesticide, Sharjah Municipality urged the public to always verify the validity of pesticide companies and to ensure they are licensed to carry out fumigation in homes.
Residents can check the list of municipality-approved pest control companies by checking the civic body’s website shjmun.gov.ae or by contacting the call centre on 993.
“Pesticide companies have to obtain a license from the Department of Economic Development if they intend to fumigate inside people’s homes. Necessary measures will be taken against illegal companies, and they will be closed down accordingly,” said Thabet Al Tarifi, director general of Sharjah Municipality, who was quoted by the Arabic news site 24.ae.
Sharjah Police confirmed earlier this week that the victim’s neighbours had used an unregulated and highly toxic pesticide that contained aluminium phosphide, which can cause shock, heart inflammation and multiple organ failure.
The boy, according to Gulf News reports, died after inhaling the toxic gas when it leaked through the air-conditioning system into his Al Nahda apartment when it was illegally used by the next door neighbour.
List of licensed pesticide companies
- GREEN BLDG. CLEANING & PEST CONTROL LLC
- AL AMEEN BLDG. CLEANING & PEST CONTROL
- KAWADIR FACILITIES SERVICES
- SAQER AL MADEENA PEST CONTROL SERVICES
- AL TAAQQIM PEST CONTROL & BLDG. CLEANING SERVICES
- AL TAIF BLDG. CLEANING & PEST CONTROL
- NAJMAT AL GUWAIR PEST CONTROL
- AL MURAQABAH BLDG. CLEANING
- AL MUMTAZ BLDG. CLEAN & PEST CONTROL
- AL MASYADAH PEST CONTROL
- UNIMAR BLDG. SERVICES
- SPECIALIST INT. PEST CONTROL EST.
- AL FAWAZ PEST CONTROL
- AL FALA BLDG. CLEANING & PEST CONTROL LLC
- AL SAIF PEST CONTROL
- FINE BLDG CLEANING & PEST CONTROL
- BENCHMARK PEST CONTROL & CLEANING SERVICES LLC
- AL AFIAH PEST CONTROL & BLDG. CLEANING
- AL ATTA BUILDING CLEANING SERVICES & PEST CONTROL
- INT. PEST CONTROL EST.
- PRICE BLDG. CLEANING & PEST CONTROL
- NAJM AL NEEL PEST CONTROL
- AL KASS BLDG. CLEANING & PEST CONTROL
- AL KHABIR INSECTICIDE CONTROL LLC
- AL KENOUZ PEST CONTROL & BLDG. CLEANING EST.
- MSR LANDSCAPE GARDENING LLC
- AL MABROUK PEST CONTROL & BLDG. CLEANING
- AL TAYSEER BUILDING CLEANING
- AL ASEEL PEST CONTROL & BLDG. CLEANING
- SERIN BLDG. CLEANING SERVICES
- FALCON PEST CONTROL & AGR. SERVICES
- AL TUMSAH PEST CONTROL
- AL HIND PEST CONTROL
- AL FALAK PEST CONTROL & BLDG. CLEANING
- AL SHROOK PEST CONTROL & GARDEN MAINT. SERVICES
- EXECUTORS BUILDING CLEANING & PEST CONTROL
- AL TAJREED INSECTICIDE
- AL RASA PEST CONTROL & BLDG. CLEANING SERVICES
- AL MEHWAR PEST CONTROL
- ENG. TECH. PEST CONTROL
- AL SHAHEEN AL ABIADH BLDG. CLEANING & PEST CONTROL
- POWER BLDG. CLEANING SERVICES
- WE CARE BLDG. CLEANING
- AL TAJER BLDG. CLEANING & PEST CONTROL WORKS
- AL BURJ AL THAHABI BLDG. CLEANING & PEST CONTROL
- LULUAT AL MADINAH PEST CONTROL & BLDG. CLEANING
- RELIANCE BLDG. CLEANING
- AL SALIK PEST CONTROL & BLD. CLEANING LLC
- ARORA STAR BUILDING CLEANING SERVICES LLC
- VANISH PEST CONTROL SERVICES
- INSHRAH GEN. CLEANING EST.
- AL RAJUL ALHUR PEST CONTROL SERVICES
- AL MUHANDIS BLDG. CLEANING & PEST CONTROL SERVICES
- ROYAL PEST CONTROL EST.
- AL SAQR AL THAHBI PEST CONTROL & BLDG. CLEANING
- AL ASFAR INSECTLIDE & BLDG CLEANING