Dubai - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Ants and the occasional cockroach. Beware of weevils in the local flour as well! Keep your flour and baking products in sealed containers; they all seem to have bug eggs and eventually will be crawling with weevils... - Mar 2021

Cockroaches and ants are always around! The concrete style of the homes helps with pest control. - Jan 2021

Some ants and sand fleas. - Jul 2013

none - Aug 2011

None to worry about in the city - Jan 2011

Ants are pretty vigorous, from tiny brown ones that seem to find every dish your teenager hides under his bed, to the larger black ones that scurry around the yard. Scorpions and centipedes are also in the UAE, but you may never see them. Use footwear precaution when in the desert. The government emergency hospital in Rashid carries anti-venom kits. - Sep 2009

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