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

We had ants, but then we securely packaged absolutely everything and the ants went away. Not sure if that is normal, but otherwise we had no problems. If you buy bulk food products, you will not be surprised to find moths or other things have ‘sprouted’ in your lentils or sesame seeds after a few days. We stopped buying anything that couldn’t be boiled, and everything else we bought packaged. - Aug 19, 2017
Typical problems that you see elsewhere -- ants, roaches, mosquitoes (but no malaria). - Apr 12, 2016
Cockroaches. Big, flying ones. - Mar 23, 2016
Mosquitoes in the heat of summer and make sure to treat pets for fleas if they are outside at all. - Nov 18, 2014
A few roaches, ants, and other minor insects. Nothing like what you find in some of the other countries we have seen. - Apr 10, 2013
A few ants, a few mosquitoes. Nothing worth being concerned over. - Aug 14, 2010
None that I can see, except for fleas from the street cats. - Jul 26, 2010
Nothing. - Feb 27, 2009