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

I think most housing will have some degree of ants and roaches. The embassy will arrange spraying. - Nov 17, 2017
Mosquitoes carry malaria and yellow fever. There are also bitey red ants and little black ants that get into the sugar. Roaches and millipedes are also common. - Aug 20, 2015
Three friends got malaria. There are mosquitos in town, those who say there aren't are not truthful. Rats near garbage or open food. Lizards that don't bother you. Weavels get into your flour and sugar and cereal. - Dec 19, 2013
Mosquitoes can be quite a nuisance in some areas, which is pretty standard, really. The main danger from them is Malaria, which is fairly endemic here. Luckily, pills are readily available to prevent the disease. Ants are also everywhere. You will get them. There predominant ones I have seen are fire and sugar ants. I have yet to see fire ants in a residence, though. Sugar ants, however, are everywhere, and once you get them, they are fairly impossible to get rid of. You just have to learn to seal your food tightly and never leave dirty dishes or food around. - Dec 24, 2012
Mosquitoes - expats have died of malaria by not taking their profalactive medicine. There is no sanitary system so local tend to squat on the beaches and that is unsanitary. - Aug 3, 2010
Standard African varieties - cockroaches, big spiders, lots of ants and malaria-carrying mosquitoes. - Jul 13, 2009