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

Termites after heavy rains, cockroaches, centipedes...nothing outrageous. - Dec 13, 2017
I haven't had any problems. - Jan 25, 2017
There has been an increase in malaria during my time here among the expat community, though not many cases (that I know of) within the Embassy community. - Apr 5, 2016
Mosquitos and ants are what we've mostly combated. Ants are big in the dry season, but FM has a gel that is helpful. Bring spray for hanging out outdoors and you're generally ok. - Oct 16, 2014
There are some mosquitos, ants, roaches. However, we didn't take malaria meds while we were on the ground as incidents of malaria in Kigali are minimal. If you travel to the west then malaria meds are recommended. We had some roaches and ants at our place when we first arrived but facilities maintenance got on it right away and we haven't had issues since. - Jul 23, 2014
Mosquitoes and ants are my biggest complaint. And they are not even really a complaint so much as they are just two little facts of life. - Sep 13, 2013
Malarial mosquitoes are here and there. You roll the dice if you skip your anti-malarials. - May 6, 2012
During the rainy season, mosquitoes. And they carry malaria. - Apr 2, 2012
Not too buggy in comparison to other Africa countries. There are mosquitoes, roaches, ants, but not soo bad that you are constantly battling them. - Jul 28, 2011
Locusts attack the embassy twice a year. Don't worry, though, the guards and local children come and conduct a counter-offensive, collecting the insects in plastic bottles to take home to cook. Malaria meds are needed in country - Oct 20, 2010
There are some mosquitoes during the rainy seasons, but as long as you sleep with a net it's fine. They only come out at night and they don't carry malaria. - Jan 23, 2010