As part of its preparations for the new academic year, Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre (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 — 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 pests, such as mosquitoes, flies, cockroaches, ants and rodents, and treated them with pesticides in line with 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. Tadweer also 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 the pest control drive would ensure the health of students attending schools.
“Tadweer has implemented a comprehensive pest control strategy to prevent diseases and preserve public health while avoiding environmental pollution. The centre’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.
“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,” he added.