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

. - Nov 18, 2016
well, just about any flying creature you can imagine. You'll get fewer mosquitoes if you live on the 6th floor or higher. I know someone who requested a higher floor apartment for that reason. - Apr 28, 2016
Mosquitoes. Several people I know have contracted dengue and it is pretty awful. Now Zika might be in the country. Bring repellent and mosquito nets, and use them. - Jan 28, 2016
Ants, roaches and mosquitoes. We knew too many people with dengue fever which can be very serious. Rats in the streets due to the large piles of trash everywhere. - Jan 19, 2016
Roaches and ants. I was able to fix the ant problem but the roaches never 100% go away...especially when it rains. - Aug 10, 2015
All of them! It's tropical, so roaches, lizards, ants, geckos, etc. - Aug 2, 2015
Mosquitos and ants. - Aug 25, 2014
Mosquitoes during rainy season, but not too bad. - Jul 14, 2013
Mosquitoes. - Apr 30, 2013
Mosquitoes, ants, and sandflies. Small ants are a large problem in the home. We keep all of our food in the refrigerator to prevent ants from getting into it. - Apr 29, 2013
Mosquitoes, ants, roaches, etc. - Jan 24, 2013
Lots of flying adversaries, especially in the summertime. - Jun 9, 2012
Malaria. - Jun 4, 2012
Mosquitoes and dengue are a risk, especially in the city. Malaria can still be found out in the country. Cockroaches can be a problem in the rainy season (they're big, too). - Mar 13, 2012
Mosquitoes, they are worse in the summertime. - Feb 22, 2012
Yes there is dengue but is not bad. - Feb 12, 2012
Mosquitoes, Ants - Oct 5, 2011
Dengue is a problem here. Mosquitoes are everywhere and it's hard to prevent them from getting inside (windows and doors in our house have huge gaps--houses are designed without air conditioning in mind). There are also a lot of ants inside and outside. - Jun 21, 2011
Mosquitoes carry dengue fever in the city, sand flies (but not all year round), of course cockroaches exist but nothing a little borax can't handle to make them disappear - May 21, 2011
mosquitoes - Nov 10, 2010
Since the island never cools off, insects never die. Ants are a constant problem, as are mosquitoes. While I would not suggest that someone brings their bug nets, a good insect repellant is critical. - Aug 11, 2010
The mosquito problem is huge....there is no escaping them. Bring lots of deet. We also have lots of moths that we can't seem to get rid of (in our home). - Jun 29, 2010
Mosquitoes and cockroaches. - May 13, 2009