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

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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