UAE announces mosquito control programme, safety guidelines

A National Mosquito Control Programme was announced on Wednesday which will see pesticides sprayed at construction sites, schools, residential areas, public parks and farms across the UAE.

The ministry urged residents to “cooperate and allow the dedicated teams to accomplish their mission”.

Tips to stay safe

The ministry issued some safety measures for residents to follow:

  1. Should the pesticide come in contact with the skin, immediately remove the exposed clothes and wash the skin with soap and water.
  2. Avoid inhaling vapours from the pesticides
  3. Keep children and pets away from areas that have been sprayed for 24 hours.
  4. If you grow your own fruits and vegetables, make sure you wash them before eating.


Khaleej Times
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