Pest control in Dubai is becoming a major problem due to the rising population of expatriates living in the bustling city. As the number of residents increases, the household pests such as bedbugs, ants, termites, cockroaches, and rats likewise multiply exponentially.
Different types of pests in Dubai are found even in the outlying regions in the UAE. This is not surprising at all because the emirate is a melting pot of diverse cultures, different living conditions, and lifestyles.
With all the mentioned circumstances, there are compelling reasons why we need an effective and certified pest control in Dubai.
1. Expo 2020.
Dubai will be hosting the largest event ever in the history of global exposition. 190 countries will converge in one huge venue. Expo 2020 is a six-month-long exhibition scheduled to run between October 2020 and April 2021.
Hosting an exhibition of this immense magnitude gives the United Arab Emirates a lot of opportunities in terms of trade and investment. There will be an influx of investors, visitors and job seekers from all over the world. More cities and villages will have been created to accommodate the people. Dubai is a world-class region, will not tolerate pest infestation marring its image.
2. Pesticide resistant pests.
According to Engr. Ajmal Khan, the Manager of Saniex, Pest Control Division of Saniservice, certain pests develop resistance to pesticides if not properly exterminated. Ants, bedbugs, and mosquitoes are very resilient, and infestation could recur within two days after treatment. The pest control doctor must find their breeding grounds and nests and use pest-specific treatment. This is to make sure the infestation will not return.
3. Pest-control-related casualties.
A 10-year old boy died in May this year from suspected pesticide poisoning. His sibling and parents were admitted to the hospital for dizziness, vomiting, and chest pains. Afterward, investigations showed the adjacent residence had extermination services done before traveling and as a result, the chemicals used may have caused the symptoms of the victims. Banned pesticides were also used by the uncertified pest control company their neighbors contracted to do the service.
The death was not an isolated case. There have been several incidents over the years caused by the ingestion and inhalation of pesticides and toxic chemicals left lying around by unlicensed commercial exterminators.
4. Pest-related diseases in densely populated areas.
It is rather ironic, but not surprising that the naturally cautious rats proliferate in thickly populated residential areas. Sugar ants may look tiny, but their bites can cause allergies. The rashes can result in secondary infections. When the number of pests increases, so is the health problems. Common complaints are:
- Itchy rashes from bedbug bites
- Asthma from rats and mice dander
- Insect bites
- Gastroenteritis from Salmonella brought by flies and cockroaches
5. Emotional and mental stress. Living with health-hazard pests can cause mental anguish, costly too. Recurring infestation can disrupt your way of living. Bedbugs, termites, and rats destroy properties.
Prevention is always better than finding a cure. Ensure these pests do not invade your home, make it a habit to clean after eating you eat. Don’t feed the pests with scraps on the floor and uncovered food on the table or sink. Do periodic professional pest control in Dubai to keep your surfaces clean and disinfected.