disinsection


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disinsecting

The operation in which measures are taken to kill the insect vectors of human disease present in aircraft and in containers (International Health Regulations 1969, Third Annotation Edition [1983], Part I Article 1) (ICAO). Also called disinsection.
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She then discounts this because several pilots and flight attendants said disinsection is done to make passengers happy.
This practice, called "disinsection," is required by a number of tropical and Pacific Rim nations before flights are permitted to land there.