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

Being in the tropics there are going to be bugs and geckos, but most housing will have monthly pest inspection and control. For whatever reason, I've actually found bugs to be less a problem here than they have been in our other Southeast Asian posts! I actually am able to leave snacks and flours and pasta in the cupboards generally without finding them infested by ants or other insects (although I did once find a gecko in a box of Cheerios I forgot to seal up). The best policy though is to bring plenty of airtight containers and seal up all your food or put it in the freezer/fridge. - Mar 2019


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