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Sao Paulo



Are there any unusual problems with insects or other infestations in housing?

Ants can be an issue and mosquitoes will always find a way in, even if you live in a high-rise apartment. - Nov 1, 2017
Thankfully, I've never seen a single bug in my apartment. - Apr 11, 2017
Mosquitoes. My daughters get eaten up at dusk. It's good to wear insect repellant. There was a huge increase in dengue in 2015, double the rate compared to the year previous, but mostly in poor neighborhoods. - Aug 5, 2015
None really. - Aug 2, 2013
We never encountered any problems. The city government runs PSAs about dengue and prevention of mosquito breeding, but I have not known anyone who has had dengue. Malaria is not a problem in Sao Paulo. - Dec 13, 2012
Many apartments seem to have problems with ants and termites; mosquitos are not a problem in the city but can be quite a nuisance at the beach especially the Northern beaches (Litoral Norte). Also, look out for black flies (“Borrachuda”) around the area of Sao Sebastiao and Ilhabella – their bites are about 10 times as bad as mosquitos. - Jan 25, 2012
nothing too bad - Jan 17, 2012
None in Sao Paulo, but the beaches and interior have mosquito problems that can be quite a bit more difficult to deal with than in the US. - Jan 3, 2012