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

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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