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

Ants are everywhere - residences, offices, everywhere. - Nov 2019


Typical tropical infestations. Roaches, mosquitoes, and lots of ants. Keep tidy and call the exterminator! - Oct 2019


Ants are an issue. Otherwise, not too bad. - Mar 2019


Yes. Insects of all kinds, including serious pests such as bed bugs. Roaches and ants common place, as are large spiders and other biting insects. Nairobi ants can be problematic, as can be mango worm and other insects (such as caterpillars) that can cause serious injury to the unaware. With proper care, these things can be managed, but ants, roaches, and mosquitoes can never successfully be eradicated. - Feb 2019


Not really. Lots of ants, some places have bad mosquito problems, but not much different than anywhere else (USA included, depending on where one lives). - Jan 2019


Mosquitos are very prevalent, some are malarial. - Dec 2018


Nothing unusual. - Dec 2018


We've only had issues with ants, and mainly in our kitchen. Quite annoying, but better than having roaches and rats. - Oct 2018


You have to have maintenance do a semi-routine treatment for ants and cockroaches. Lizards and little jumping spiders are common but most people allow them to stay to help with mosquitoes. - Sep 2018


Lizards and ants are common. - Sep 2018


Ants will find there way in, so we use insecticide along the doors. - Aug 2018


Mosquitos, termites and ants? - Jun 2018


Lots of bugs, not surprising to me due to our location on the equator. - Jun 2018


Mosquitoes and ants. The ants are tiny and cute; they don't really bother us. The mosquitoes aren't too bad in the city and malaria is low in Kampala proper (there hasn't been a reported case in Kampala in 5 years). However, malaria is a serious risk as soon as you leave the city. - Aug 2015


Malarial mosquitoes are everywhere. This post had more cases of malaria than any other in 2013. Every Ugandan I know has had malaria. That said, if you take your anti-malaria medication and use your mosquito nets, you should be fine. Also, ants are ubiquitous. You will never win that battle, no matter how clean you think your kitchen/dining room/anywhere is. You just have to get used to them and deal with them as best you can. - Jun 2014


Malaria is the biggest concern here. You will have mosquito nets and the opportunity to take malaria medication. Take it, it works! - Oct 2013


LOTS of insects. Big ones, too. First, you will always have ants no matter what you do. I've just learned to deal with it. Some houses have roach issues. We have only found a few really big roaches --- a few too many if you ask me. Mosquitoes are an issue, we all sleep under nets and use bug repellent. Most people take an anti-malaria drug of some kind. There are spiders and a variety of other creatures. Honestly, you get used to it. - Mar 2013


Mosquitoes. You definitely need to take precautions not to get bitten -- and sleep under a bednet. - Sep 2009


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