Flights to be Fumigated | July 8th, 2007

Thanks to the efforts of wild Aid Director, Godfrey Merlen, commercial flights to Galapagos will now be sprayed with a safe insecticide prior to take off.

What makes Galapagos special is its isolation, but with five or more flights a day, the danger of new species of insect being introudced is great. The National Park and the local Authorities are particularly concerned  at the threat of mosquito born diseases such as West Nile Virus and Avian Malaria.

The chemicals to be used will d-Phenothrin and Permethrin, both will be manufactured in France and are approved by the World Health Organization for use in aircraft.