Praia - Post Report Question and Answers

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

We have ants and cockroaches. Pest control keeps them at bay. - Sep 2018


It's the tropics: ants and cockroaches are not unusual. But it's also very dry here, so there's not much to worry about. Houseflies get really annoying in the rainy season, but they don't bite. - Dec 2017


The major issues have to do mostly with ants and cockroaches. When we first moved in the ant problem was terrible getting into our foodstuffs and all over our sink but with ant baits and spray they are now under control. Overall, pretty minor. Some houses also have problems with small mice. - Oct 2016


After the rain there are a lot of flies. They will get into your house and it will be difficult to eat outside. This will last for 1 to 2 months. It is not bad. There is not a "bug problem" here. No dengue. An occasional roach. - May 2014


There are mosquitoes, but malaria is not a major problem. There are less than 100 incidents per year, and we are not entirely sure if they are local cases or if they arrive from other places in W. Africa. Dengue outbreaks are a problem during the rainy season. Ants can be a problem in homes, but they are easily treated. And flies are quite a nuisance in the summer. - Feb 2011


Not too many. Some roaches, ants and critters in the houses. Mosquitoes and flying bugs in the rainy season. Bring bug spray, but it's not that bad. - Sep 2012


Flies, mosquitoes and roaches. We have found them to be more of a nuisance, but others have had serious problems. - May 2012


None. - Sep 2009


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