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

We have not had many issues with bugs, except for ants. After finding their entry point we haven't had more issues. Some people have many issues with ants. - Jan 3, 2018
Ants were a problem in some apartments, but not a huge issue. These were very small, almost not visible, black ants. No mosquitoes in Cairo! I cannot overstate how great this is. Flies in Cairo are the most annoying kind of flies I've ever encountered. They target your hair, eyes, nose, and mouth and are everywhere! - Sep 9, 2017
You get ants, mosquitoes and occasional cockroaches but nothing I would call unusual. - May 16, 2017
Very few; we saw a couple of spiders but that was it. - Jan 30, 2016
Not bad... - Jan 29, 2016
No problems, per se. There is the occasional fly, mosquito, or ant. - Oct 8, 2014
None. We did have some small ants for a few days in our apartment but the Embassy got rid of them. - Aug 19, 2014
Small ants, some cockroaches, an occasional mosquito, not bad after living in West Africa. - Aug 19, 2014
None. - May 28, 2014
Mosquitoes (but they don't carry yellow fever or malaria) and are pretty easily dealt with. - Apr 2, 2014
None. - Mar 27, 2014
A few tiny ants. Wild dogs and cats are a much bigger problem. - Jul 23, 2013
We had a bad ant infestation in our apartment and at one point had an incursion of half-dollar sized roaches. - Jul 17, 2013
Bad ant infestations in embassy apartments. Some roaches. - Jun 16, 2013
Very few. I've never seen a rat nor a cockroach. This may be because of the hundreds of street cats. Very few mosquitos. - Jun 7, 2013
Flies in the hot times can make sitting outside unpleasant. Some people have ant problems, but I have not had this issue. - May 22, 2013
Mosquitoes and flies, roaches, sand fleas. You name it. - May 12, 2013
Ants in our apartment, that's all. - May 12, 2013
Minimal insect problems - mainly fly issues. - Feb 1, 2013
The same kind of insect problems you have in any city where trash is strewn about. Especially when it's warmer, there are lots of pesky and persistent flies. - Feb 14, 2013
The sand fleas and mosquitoes can be problematic. - Mar 31, 2013
Plenty of insects and critters feasting on the trash left in the streets. We've seen dead animals in the streets, including cats, dogs, horses, and birds. - Mar 26, 2013
Nothing real bad, but there are some mosquitoes, chiggers, fleas, etc. - Feb 13, 2013
None. - Jan 18, 2013
There are little no-see-um's that I'm not familiar with, but they do bite, nut not like mosquito bites. When we moved in, we had an ant problem (thankfully in our bathrooms instead of the kitchen - - - but still!) that was hard to conquer. Flies bother you (due to the trash everywhere), but you get used to them! - Nov 27, 2012
Ants, due to the heat. - Sep 20, 2011
tiny ants - Aug 4, 2011
Not noticeable. - Aug 4, 2011
It depends what part of town you are in. If there are a lot of trees/grass near your area, people water constantly and you will get some mosquitoes. Some people get tiny ants that get into things. - Jul 19, 2011
I've never really noticed any regular annoying insects other than the flies. - Jun 5, 2011
Some ants in the appartment in the summer, but that can be controlled. - Sep 22, 2010
Lots of roaches. - Jun 26, 2010
None. - Dec 2, 2009