A PEST control company launches its Urban Pest Control Week with the aim to help alleviate the dengue situation in Davao City.

This is according to Randy Daumar, branch manager of Mapecon, who said that for the first time since 1997, the event will be held in Davao.

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Daumar said when the dengue cases in the city increased, the sales of their botanical insect growth regulator doubled.

"The growth regulator is an effective way of killing the mosquitoes because aside from killing the adults, it will also kill the larvae" he said. He added that since its botanical, no cases of irritation have been reported yet.

Priced at P180 per bottle, mass orders have been made by different municipalities in the region, sponsored by mayors.

"Sa Bukidnon pinakakusog ang sales (The most brisk sales is in Bukidnon)," Daumar said. He admitted after that dengue cases in Bukidnon are lower compared to the cases in Davao City.

"By September, we expect na magbaba na ang dengue cases," he said. He then pointed out that the government, the private sector and the community should not stop working against dengue.

Meanwhile, Daumar said dengue is just one of the things their company is trying to prevent. Aside from that, they also want to control the pests from the waste products of food industries.

"The Urban Pest Control Week 2010 comes under the theme 5th Food Industry Sanitation and Urban Pest Management," he said. "Our aim is zero waste and zero pests."

The Urban Pest Control Week will take place on September 24 at the CAP Auditorium.

Daumar added that government agencies like the Department of Health, Department of Education, Department of Public Works and Highways and the Department of Tourism and other private organizations committed to support said event.