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

There are many bugs. The weather can be really nice and cool in the evenings, but we unfortunately keep the windows closed at night due to mosquitoes, which can carry dengue and several other diseases. Spiders, ants, geckos and little frogs appear in the house pretty frequently. We're glad to have a housekeeper who helps keep them away. - Feb 2020

Outside of the house we have red ants, bats, mosquitoes, and lizards of various sizes. Inside we have ants, mice, roaches, spiders, geckos, and mosquitoes. - Jun 2017

Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes, ants and fire ants, cockroaches, and silverfish. - May 2016

Lots of mosquitoes. The interior has some other biting insects and flies that I couldn't feel biting and then the next day I almost couldn't concentrate becasue the pain was so intense. They subsided in about another day. My son and a few friends had really bad reactions to the mosquitoes, would swell up the size of a silver dollar, so he slept with a mosquito net and wore DEET spray outdoors, and would still get bits sometimes. Lots of ants! Be careful if you mow your lawn and upset them. Loved to bite my daughter, but son who the mosquitoes loved never got bit by ants. - Dec 2014

Lots of mosquitos day and night. The daytime mosquitos can carry Dengue Fever which is a prevalent concern. Malaria is only an issue when traveling to the interior. All of the ants bite, so expect to have itchy, sore bites all over your toes is you venture outside without closed shoes. - Jul 2014

Mosquitoes. There is Dengue feaver in Suriname. It was never a huge problem while we were there, although you need to take some precautions. No malaria in Paramaribo, although there are pockets of it in the country. Ask the local nurse at the Embassy for medicine if you're heading out into the interior. - Sep 2013

Mosquitoes, creepy things, mosquitos, need to watch for ants and take care not to leave food around. - Nov 2010

Mosquitoes abound especially in the rainy season. Ants, ants and more ants - Feb 2010

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