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

There are rats in yards and above the ceiling areas, ants, roaches, termites - Oct 22, 2017
We had issues with ants that we could treat with ant traps. - Mar 15, 2017
We had ants, but nothing too weird inside. Mosquitoes outside are a major issue. - Feb 14, 2017
It's tropical, and yes, ants, weevils, all sorts of things can spread. - Nov 8, 2016
You will find plenty of mosquitoes, insects, cockroaches, and hornets. Most can be avoided by taking normal precautions. - Jun 2, 2016
Dengue and malaria carrying mosquitoes are the biggest problem. Standing water is the main culprit. Each year at least half a dozen members of the Embassy or school community come down with Dengue. Some are flown to Singapore for treatment. - Sep 6, 2014
Mosquitos are abundant near dawn and dusk but stay away with bug spray at those times. Dengue is a danger, so be vigilant about bug spray during those times. - Sep 3, 2014
Mosquitoes. And they have dengue fever and malaria. We do not take anti malarial medicine here and that's not a great threat, but dengue is always around. - Aug 14, 2013
Dengue abounds, especially in Fall. Microbes cause serious GI issues for most people. Delhi's dirty secret: it is one of the sickest embassies in the world because of persistent lung and GI issues. Flies and other insects congregate near neighborhood garbage dumps. - May 18, 2013
Everything including dengue and malaria mosquitos. - Oct 21, 2012
Dengue Fever is very big here. TB and malaria in southern India. - Sep 16, 2012
LOTS - everything grows and thrives here. Certain bugs blossom once a year, others such as mosquitos prefer the hot and humid or hot and rainy periods. - Aug 12, 2011
every kind imaginable - Aug 7, 2011
Malaria and Dengue mosquitoes - Aug 4, 2011
Moderate - Jan 8, 2011
Recently huge mosquito problems (= dengue fever) thanks to the monsoon rains and Common Wealth Games construction sites. In doors - count on cockroaches, ants and spiders. - Sep 18, 2010
Many. Delhi is a "green city" where you can still see monkeys in the parks, so there is enough breeding ground for insects. - Aug 30, 2010
Ticks which spread disease in animals. - Aug 12, 2010
Mosquitoes and roaches. - Aug 1, 2010