Hanoi - Post Report Question and Answers

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

We've seen some ants, some geckos here and there, a roach or two, but overall not too bad. We did see a brief hornet infestation outside of the building, but that was taken care of quickly. - Aug 2021

We had the occasional roach that was usually guillotined by our cat, the odd influx of ants when seasons changed, and a mouse (or two) that we sometimes heard on the ceiling, but on the whole generally not too bad. - Dec 2019

ANTS are everywhere in the houses. The best product is Terro liquid ant baits from US. - Jul 2019

I’ve seen only one roach. Geckos make their way inside but don’t bother us. Sugar ants are persistent and creep out of who knows where to find crumbs and left behind snacks. But they also seem to disappear quickly when the mess is removed. - Apr 2018

We had ants, which traps took care of fairly quickly. You'll see the occasional roach or spider even if you keep your residence clean. - Dec 2017

Tiny kitchen ants that want your sugar, big cockroaches that generally leave you alone, geckos that we love, and mosquitoes that may or may not carry dengue. - May 2016

Mosquitoes are annoying and can carry dengue. The real problems are roaches and rats. The best defense is a good offense - keeping your house scrupulously clean. - Aug 2015

Some mosquitoes in the summer. Occasionally one hears of dengue. - Mar 2015

Not many. Probably a lot of spraying. - Aug 2014

Mosquitoes are the main worry, with endemic Dengue fever. Don't forget to bring mosquito spray with DEET. In the countryside during wet season, beware of fleas, ticks, and leeches. - Dec 2011

Mosquitoes are the main problem which carry dengue. This is more of an issue for those living near the lakes. - Aug 2011

Not much that I can think of in Hanoi. We have little gecko-type lizards in houses and apartments, but I hear they're actually good for you, because they eat mosquitoes. - May 2010

You name it. Dengue has become a serious concern, and several embassy persons have gotten it. - Dec 2009

No mosquitoes. - Feb 2009

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