Seoul - Post Report Question and Answers

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

The mosquitos are brutal during summer. There are also a lot of feral cats in the housing area. They largely avoid humans, but some are less fearful as a result of being fed. - Mar 2022

Houses have a lot of centipedes but they're harmless, just eat other bugs. Mosquitos are everywhere between March and November, including inside the houses. Drainage on base is badly designed so there's a lot of standing water around. - Nov 2021

We had some mosquitoes and ants, but nothing crazy. Biggest problem is probably dead birds from the wild cats killing them. - Feb 2020

I didn't have any insect problems in my house or anywhere else. They use a lot of pesticides here (which is its own concern) but it kept the bugs away. - Feb 2016

None. - Feb 2016

There are mosquitoes but no serious diseases like malaria. - Jul 2015

Mosquitoes. - Feb 2015

Mosquitoes in some areas, but not too bad generally. - Jan 2014

Mosquitos are easily mitigated with the number of ingenious repellents they sell here. I know it's not good for you, but I fell in love with the scent of mosquito coil incense. - Sep 2013

Mosquitoes can be a problem in the summer. - Jan 2011

Mosquitoes. - Dec 2010

After the rainy season, the mosquitoes incubate and come out in September and can last into early November. They are small, quick, and aggressive. Many people use mosquito nets and have the tennis racket zappers, which can be a lot of fun. - Sep 2009

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