Dili - Post Report Question and Answers

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

No. Controlled very well. - Aug 2021

It's all about the dengue mosquitos in Dili. They are terrible here. Many landlords and housing compounds hire fogging services, but I kind of think all that does is make the mosquitos angrier because they so easily develop a resistance to the insecticides being used. - Sep 2017

Watch out for the mosquitoes. We have not had any problems with rodents but do see a rat from time to time outside. There are some snakes in the city but not too many. - May 2017

Ants. You will not be able to stop them, so just keep the house clean, keep the food stored away and live with them. Try to keep mosquitos under control through best practices. Some people use mosquito nets. Timor-Leste has been very good about reducing malaria, although dengue fever still exists as problem, particularly during rainy season. - Sep 2016

Mosquitoes carrying Malaria, Dengue and Chikengunya. My husband found a scorpion on his bathing suit one morning! - Nov 2013

It's tropical, so the normal tropical bugs are here: mosquitoes, roaches and ants. Lots of geckos too, but since they eat the mosquitoes we leave them alone. - Apr 2013

The mosquitoes here are in HIGH amount. We have to be on anti-malarial drugs, and my husband and I have already had dengue. You have to take a lot of precautions like repellant patches, spray, light pants and light long-sleeved shirts. - Mar 2010

There are lots of insects and malaria and dengue fever are a problem. - Feb 2010

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