Port Of Spain - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Lots of little critters here, but not that bad. We have had iguanas, frogs, rats, bees, and ants. Housing will take care of a lot of the issues, but you should bring some ant traps. - Aug 2021

Not really. It's tropical so there are bugs ,etc. Some beaches have nasty sand flies. - Mar 2019

You encounter the usual suspects in equatorial locations—cockroaches, mosquitoes, etc. I haven’t run into any problems, but I know some people who have had cockroach infestations. - Apr 2017

There are ants and mosquitoes. The ants never go away. The mosquitoes are better in the dry season. - Aug 2016

mosquitoes and gnats - May 2016

Mosquitoes and ants. - Jun 2015

Mosquitoes are bad and there are many ants. - May 2015

Dengue fever, ants everywhere. - Aug 2014

No major insect problems other than the usual suspects. Mosquitoes can be a pain but not often. - Dec 2013

Ants are always out and about. Mosquitos can be a problem since they carry dengue fever. - Oct 2012

We've had some ants in our place. - Feb 2011

Mosquitoes in the rainy season. - May 2010

I don't have insect issues in my home. I have heard there are sand mosquitoes at the beach, but I've never had a problem. - Nov 2009

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