The main task of the Public Health Pest Control Section is to safeguard the public health in Emirate of Dubai through controlling of all type of pests of public health significance with top priority to diseases vectors such as (mosquitoes, flies and rodents). The section executing safe, efficient and consistent integrated pest management programs in the public utilities, horse stables, wastes disposal sites, markets, sewage treatment plants, public parks & gardens, airports and seaports and United Arabs Emirates citizens' residences. In addition, the section is responsible for regulating the activities of private pest control companies through evaluation and qualification procedures and then issuing no objection certificate, to exercise the pest control activities in Dubai, which is prerequisite for obtaining the trade licenses. The Section is regularly evaluates pest control operations and Programs executed by these private pest control companies. Other tasks are identification of public health pest specimens, efficacy testing of pesticides and executing of public health pests survey and monitoring programs.
The Pest Control Companies Licensed by the Dubai Municipality (Dec 2020, PDF)
- Location: Al Quoz Industrial 3
- Phone:04- 3474448
- fax: 04-3474733
- Email: PESTCONTROL@dm.gov.ae
- Official working hours: FROM 7:30 AM TO 2:30 PM
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You can learn more about the details of services by visiting the site of Dubai Municipality/Individual services/Public Health Services Department/Public Health Pest Control section.
Pest control is not a popular topic of interest and yet, it is part of everyone’s property maintenance list in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and all over the UAE. For centuries pest removal has been a serious concern for people. Actually, it became a part of our lives since we first started growing crops as a way of survival.
What are the most popular pest control types in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and all over the UAE?
1. Insecticides, rodenticides, and special treatments
If you wish to exterminate vermin in order to repel them, you might use chemical treatments which are a very popular type of pest control nowadays. Different treatment solutions or sprays might be used to divert vermin off your property. In case of a severe infestation, space fumigation is the best solution for a property owner.2. Physical pest control
This was the first way to get rid of pesky rodents and insects which destroyed agricultural production. It doesn’t involve complicated ways of execution, quite the opposite. Simply, this type of pest control is removing the small rodents and insects which are destroying your crops by setting up barriers, so they can’t get to the crops. They vary from super thin nets and glass to plastic sheets that cover the crop beds.
3. Biological pest control
What is biological pest control? If we have to introduce this removal method with a quote it would be “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” In other words, it involves using living organisms to control vermin population. Also known as the bioeffector, it has proven to be highly beneficial and chemical-free. It controls mites, insect populations, weeds and plant diseases.
4. Electronic pest control
The advancement of science and technology allows removing pests with electronic devices.
Electromagnetic pest control gadgets:
One of the most wide-spread ways of control are electromagnetic gadgets. They affect the nervous system of mice, ants and other species. Electronics like these may kill dust mites. When it comes to rodents and insects, however, it only repels them.
Ultrasonic pest control ways:
These devices work by emitting short length, high-frequency sound waves. They’re are effective on smaller vermin groups which are in proximity to the gadget.