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

Santanilla ants - or mini fire ants. They are everywhere and I hate them. - Oct 2, 2017
There are very small mosquitoes that get into the homes and carry dengue, and there is an amazing variety of household ants. We haven't really had classic sugar-eating kitchen ants, but we've had plenty of grout-eating, wood-eating ants and some very tiny ones that burn your skin and cause little boils. - Jan 2, 2016
There are not huge insect problems here. Heavy insecticide spraying keeps the levels down. However, some mosquitos do carry dengue fever. I've had several friends hospitalized with dengue. Some cockroaches. - May 4, 2014
Ants, cockroaches, termites. Nothing post can get its hands on does much. Raid Bug Barrier has helped keep cockroaches at bay. You won't win with the ants. Learn to respect them and come to an understanding. - Aug 14, 2013
Mosquitoes, termites. - Jul 9, 2011