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San Salvador



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

A few ants. - Nov 22, 2017
Yes -- this is mainly due to the rainy/dry seasons (see below) - Jul 14, 2016
For being in the tropics, we've had minimal problems. Mosquitoes, especially in the rainy season, but nothing too terrible. Some ants that spray took care of. - Dec 8, 2015
Mosquitoes are a problem here because they carry dengue and chikungunya. But they aren't so bad that people use mosquito nets. You just have to protect yourself outside. - Jun 9, 2015
Mosquitoes. Dengue fever is a real issue here along with Chikungunya. - Mar 23, 2015
None that I can think of but I lived in an apartment so did not have any problems. Some people had ants in their house. - Oct 29, 2014
Nothing major - Jul 8, 2014
Ants and mosquitoes during dry season. Five-inch cockroaches in your house's nooks and crannies are not uncommon. - Apr 28, 2012
Mosquitoes, cockroaches, and some other buggies. - Jul 15, 2011
Dengue is an increasingly concerning problem. During the rainy season you will get chewed alive by every bug imaginable. Most houses also have a serious sugar-ant problem. One house was (famously) so infested with scorpions that the resident had to move out. - May 21, 2010
Mosquitos come out during dusk and dawn, but they are not a major nuisance. I've never had to wear repellant, although it is worse at the beach. San Salvador is at a higher elevation so the insects don't seem too bad in the city. - Feb 28, 2009