Bogota - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Nope. The high elevation and the cool temps year round seem to keep the bugs away. - Feb 2021


It gets cold at nights, especially between May-November, and many housing units don't have internal heating. External heating units are half decent yet also give the fear to the owners if they're left turned on too long. - Jul 2020


Very few at an altitude of 8,600 feet. Some folks have had mold from leaks. - Feb 2020


No, there are almost no mosquitoes due to the altitude. I have not seen ants, roaches, or anything else in my housing. - Nov 2018


NONE! I did see a fly today, but even they are rare. - Sep 2018


Zero. With altitude of 8600 feet I almost never see a bug. - Aug 2018


No, minimal bugs due to the altitude. - May 2018


In Bogota very little, in the lower altitudes in Colombia, Zika is becoming a huge problem. - Apr 2016


Given that Bogota is at about 8,000 feet, there are no insect problems whatsoever. - Aug 2015


None at altitude in Bogota. You hardly ever see any. There is malaria, dengue, and yellow fever in other parts of the country. - Jun 2014


None! You don't even need screens on the windows! They can't take the altitude. - May 2013


None. - Oct 2012


At 8600 feet above sea level, there is a wonderful lack of bugs! - Jul 2012


No bugs or insects at this altitude. One of the great things about living here. No spiders, no mosquitoes, and few flies. - Apr 2012


None that I've noticed. - Dec 2011


None because of the altitude. - Jul 2011


None. - Nov 2010


None. - Sep 2010


None. - Aug 2010


None, except for those with pets -- fleas thrive here. - Aug 2010


No insect problems. - Aug 2010


None. - Jun 2010


None - this is a great thing about high altitude cities! - Jan 2010


None that I've noticed. - Sep 2009


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