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

Niger has plenty of mosquitoes, especially in the rainy season. If you go out at dawn or dusk, or stand too long near any bodies of stagnant water, you're going to get bitten badly. There was a consistent problem with termites in our house, which manifested in large termite trails sneaking up the walls. I was very concerned that there might be cockroaches, but I only saw two inside the house in the entire time we were there - of course we were *very* careful about leaving food out. Ants were an issue. Most houses also came with at least a couple of house geckos though, which helped to keep the ant population under some control. - Apr 2020


Termites!! Not wood termites, although if they get hungry enough, they will eat your house. - Jul 2019


Termites, geckos, lizards. - Oct 2017


Mosquitos, termites, and geckos are all normal in your housing. - Oct 2017


In some ways insects are few given that there are many kinds of lizards that eat them. I don't think I ever saw bees or wasps but there are definitely mosquitoes which bring lovely free gifts such as dengue fever and malaria. - Aug 2015


Mosquitoes during the rainy season. Bring your malaria meds because you'll be far away from a hospital that's up to standards. - Jul 2013


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