Windhoek - Post Report Question and Answers

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

I arrived in Namibia expecting to see scorpions galore. The only time I saw one was when we went on a night time scorpion educational tour with a doctorate student at Gobabeb Desert Research station (definitely worth a two night visit!) But no, we never encountered any critters in our home in the Eros neighborhood. - Jan 2021

The only problem that we have had are ants inside the house. I have noticed this with most of the embassy houses. - Jan 2016

We have an ant problem inside the house and I have learned to live it. - Jun 2015

The millipedes and grasshoppers are the size of a grown man's hand, and there are scorpions around, but mosquitoes aren't really a problem in this part of Africa. Ants also get everywhere in the houses (the doors don't go all the way to the ground, and insulation isn't something that is used here). I'd pack more plastic for pantry items if I could do it over again. - May 2013

Plenty of bugs and they're supersized! Crickets/grasshoppers are extra large as are moths. There are plenty of ants, spiders and other bugs. It is Africa after all. - Jan 2013

Not really any..... Up north there are mosquitoes at sometimes during the year and you can easily get medication if you are traveling there during rainy season. Some folks have ant issues, but we haven't. - Jul 2012

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