Calabash Grenada has taken a proactive approach to pest control by enlisting the expertise of Trudy Rilling-Collins who is one of the world’s leading experts in providing environmentally responsible mosquito control programs for tropical resorts.
Rilling-Collins believes that the beautiful and ecologically sensitive marine life that is the life blood of tourism for many areas of the world, is being degraded by the out-dated and ineffective chemicalbbased pest management programs currently in use.
She has worked extensively throughout Asia and has come highly recommended by many five star resorts such as Six Senses and Four Seasons.
The self-acclaimed “Mosquito Lady” will be in residence at the five star Calabash Hotel over the next few days and will be educating the hotel’s work force and introducing methods to eradicate a substantial percentage of the mosquito population on the hotel’s property.
“Our aim is to combine five star service and luxury within a relaxed and intimate atmosphere to create the ultimate Caribbean escape. Mosquitos do make the environment less comfortable as well as presenting a potential hazard for our guests and staff in the form of diseases such as the Chikungunya Virus and Dengue Fever”, said Adele Garbutt, of the owning family and also one of the resort’s Directors.
He added: “The safety and well-being of our guests and staff is always a very high priority. As ever, a major concern is our impact on the environment and therefore, there is great synergy between Mrs Rilling-Collins methods and what we are trying to achieve.”
Calabash is located in the well-to-do area of Lancer Aux Epines in the south of the island.