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

Ants have been an issue for us, have to keep all food sealed. Mosquitoes are a big issue when outdoors in the evenings and mornings, make sure to take your med! - Nov 2019


We haven't really had much trouble. There are plenty of insects here but they seem to mostly stay outside; we sometimes see tiny ants in our house. At one point we did end up with a rodent of some kind in our house but the Embassy was quick to help; borrowing a neighbor's cat took care of it even more quickly. - May 2019


Bugs are common here, although I don't hear often of a lot in houses, and the embassy comes quickly if you notice bugs inside (flies, ants, etc). - Apr 2018


This is a tropical location. There are lots of ants, spiders, roaches, mosquitoes, and other bugs. The ants are pretty stubborn. - Aug 2017


Occasional ants and cockroaches but nothing too bad. Depends on the quality of housing. - Aug 2016


Mosquitoes are EVERYWHERE. Malaria is a major issue here. If you aren't willing to take malaria meds, you might want to consider a different post. - May 2014


Mosquitoes during the day carry dengue. Mosquitoes at night carry malaria. Prophylaxis is a must. Ants and spiders can also be a problem. The ants are small and numerous, the spiders can be HUGE. - Apr 2012


Mosquitoes and instances of malaria are very high. - Aug 2011


Little biting flies and mosquitoes. This is a malaria zone. Some houses report a problem with ants. Many people engage a local sprayer regularly to spray yards as the embassy isn't really very keen on spraying. Borax helps cut down on the ant problem. Inexpensive "zappers" can be purchased locally and put in bedrooms. We sleep under mosquito nets, but most embassy people do not and prefer instead to take anti-malarial drugs either in additon to or instead of other measures. Bring your bug spray. - Feb 2010


Mosquitoes - malaria is present but not that frequent. - Feb 2010


Malarial mosquitoes and ants. - May 2009


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