Are there any unusual problems with insects or other infestations in housing?
So many giant roaches. Just get used to killing them. There's also the potential for lots of tiny tiny ants: essentially harmless, but happy to swarm onto any morsel of food you leave out (to say nothing of a full plate of cookies.) Being very tidy can help minimize their presence. - Jun 2019
Not really. I've had a few roaches, but that's about it. - Mar 2018
The usual insect problems given it's a tropical environment. Ants, roaches, and mosquitoes are plentiful. It's important to keep the house clean and to carry some mosquito repellent. - May 2016
Malaria is endemic. Everyone takes some kind of prophylaxis. I haven't seen any roaches in housing though. - Nov 2015
Mosquitoes are the greatest treat to expats and diplomats; malaria medication is a must. There are also roaches and flies, but not in abundance like the malaria-carrying mosquitoes. - Dec 2011