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

Mosquitoes are prevalent during the rainy season, so wear DEET mosquito repellant. During April-June, ants can be annoying, but GSO is responsive to requests to spray for them. - Nov 18, 2017
Mosquitoes are a huge problem for most of the year and they carry Dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases. Prevention is key. I use repellent on all family members every day. - Sep 20, 2016
Just lots of mosquitoes. Lots of them. I haven't used much repellent and been bitten a lot and have been lucky thus far. But come rainy season, you needs lots and lots of repellent wearing it and in the house. - Mar 16, 2015
In certain housing areas mosquitoes can be a problem. I live in an apartment and don't use a mosquito net. One of the houses had so many cobras in the yard, they had to move to a different house. - Jan 18, 2015
Tropical diseases such as dengue and chikungunya are major problems. We invested in a number of electric bug swatters and had a nightly ritual of ruthlessly hunting down mosquitos in our bedrooms. This is a tropical climate with tropical insects - expect there to be bugs. Although they aren't insects - reptiles can also be a problem. Specifically snakes. Hyderabad is in India and yes, there are cobras. Sometimes in your back yard. If snakes are a problem for you then you should strongly consider living somewhere that is not India. Or adopt a mongoose. - Nov 20, 2014
Dengue is a serious issue. No malaria. Lots of biting red ants. Some apartments here are truly plagued with mosquitoes. But we have cobras! Several have been found at consulate houses. No joke. Houses come equipped with a snake pole and we were all given snake training about two years back. - Jul 18, 2014
Dengue is a problem during the monsoon season, so it is important to use bug spray. - Mar 2, 2012
Mosquitoes year-round. Ants and occasional cockroaches in the kitchen. - Feb 27, 2012
Mosquitoes. Bring your own repellent. They only sell a mild local repellent there. - Jan 11, 2011