Are there any unusual problems with insects or other infestations in housing?
Nothing serious. Rats, small lizards, and the odd pterodactyl-like cockroach will occasionally make it into the home. - Nov 2018
Normal for this climate. Ants. Lots of ants. Mosquitoes; quite a variety. - Oct 2015
Mosquitoes, cockroaches, ants, flies. Nothing out of the ordinary. Dengue is a huge problem in East Java at the moment, and one should take great care to apply insect repellent regularly. - Apr 2015
The usual tropical pests exist; roaches, ants, mosquitoes, and flies. Happy to have these in lieu of cold weather though. We also had a "tomcat" issue. It's a small termite-looking insect that has corrosive blood that will burn your skin. Cobra snakes are around as well. - Oct 2012
Mosquitoes are a huge issue here as there is always some puddle of water. Definitely recommend DEET. Rats are common as well. - May 2012
Dengue fever is ever-present even in the city at a low level. Mosquitoes are more of an issue during the rainy season, but are quite manageable in the city. - Oct 2010
Lots of mosquitoes that get everywhere despite your best efforts to control them. Not to many other stinging insects, but ants can also be a problem. - Aug 2009