Pests have travelled with man since antiquity. Through aircraft, their transfer and spread over long distances has become easier and quicker. Upon arrival at destination these organisms increase the risk of disease transmission and of natural balance disturbance. Additionally, in the restricted area of passenger aircraft, their presence may result in a higher probability of interaction with humans.

Strict international regulations govern pest management on aircraft, ensuring the safety of passengers and the integrity of sensitive aircraft materials. These regulations stipulate the use of specifically approved biocide formulations and the exact location where these should be applied within the aircraft. Special attention is given regarding the mosquito control methods, which are considered of major importance, due to the serious diseases these insects transmit.

Defon's has developed an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) system, especially structured to be consistent with the World Health Organization (WHO) disinsection protocol for aircraft. This relates to the fuselage (flight deck, passenger cabin and cargo hold) and complies to international aviation safety standards.