Malabo - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Only when the holes from construction haven't been plugged. - Apr 2021

Malaria. - Apr 2021

There are lots of lizards who will dash into your home without your knowledge and then lay eggs.  It's a daily occurrence to see the lizards hanging on a wall somewhere inside.   They are not aggressive or problematic themselves, but they leave droppings EVERYWHERE.  You must sweep down your house every other day, including the walls. West African green mambas are in EG. - Jul 2020

There are lizards all over the compound. I've never seen them inside our home but they seem to keep bugs away. Ants can occasionally be a problem and a couple of centipedes always make their way into the home. - Aug 2017

There are lots of bugs here! Like most African countries, malaria is an issue here. However, the Embassy housing is well sealed, and I have never seen a mosquito inside the house. Free tests and treatment are available through an American-run NGO on the island. Within the city, we usually don't notice a huge amount of bugs or mosquitoes. The biggest nuisance are the ants. They come into the pantries during the dry season, and like to sneak up and bite your feet if you accidentally step on one. - Sep 2014

Malarial mosquitoes. - Jun 2012

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