Abu Dhabi - Post Report Question and Answers

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

We have not had any issues. - Feb 2020

We’ve had a few harmless tiny cockroaches, but that’s about it. They spray a lot here to keep things contained. I could imagine that villas can have a few ant problems, but nothing out of the ordinary. - Jun 2019

Bugs come inside when it gets to hot and dry outside -ants mostly but some roaches as well. - Sep 2017

Ants in summer. Mosquitoes in winter. Ants come inside to find water and escape the heat. Mosquitoes find water and come to life around the greenery in winter. - Jun 2015

Ants, ants, ants, in several different seasonal waves. Our dog has had ticks nonstop as well, only partially put off by standard treatments like Front Line. They say that while they are getting to be more common in the city, they aren't currently known to harbor any chronic illnesses like Lyme Disease. - May 2013

Ant invasions are common. The chemicals in the insecticides used liberally in this countryare likely to do you more harm than the insects themselves. - Jul 2012

Our villa has been beset by various kinds of ants, including tiny ones that relentless invade any unsealed food container. Flies can be a moderate problem in winter when windows are open (screens aren't universally available), but less so than on the East Coast of the U.S. - Aug 2011

In hot weather, ants come up into the houses; no mosquitoes. - Jul 2011

I had occasional ant invasions, but otherwise nothing. I think it was too hot for any self respecting insect to want to be there. - Nov 2010

Ants everywhere!! - Jan 2010

Ants, and lizards inside sometime, but not often. Flies and mosquitoes can become an issue in the winter. - Aug 2009

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