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Mike Cobb of ECI Development – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
The amount and type of bugs you'll find in Nicaragua is determined by the type of climate mostly. The Caribbean east coast is wet year round while the Pacific side has a 5 month rainy season and a 7 month absolute dry season. Our home in Managua, near the Pacific is open to the elements 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our laundry area has a gate but no screen. We open our sliding doors in the morning and close them at night. Again no screens. There are some flies and mosquitos, but not too many to make it uncomfortable.
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Cafe Barko, Isla Flamenco, Avenida Amador, Panama City, Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingWhen I was in Managua, I was not really happy to find tarantulas crawling out from underneath my bed and in the shower. I have an issue with spiders and snakes. Once, a poisonous snake got into our kitchen and wrapped itself around the dish drainer. 
 
In Matagalpa, mostly we have geckos and ants to deal with. We took care of by hiring a professional bug exterminator.
 
I didn’t have problems with mosquitoes, but for the year that I was there during the rainy season, it didn’t seem like the mosquitoes congregated down where I was. I was in the city proper of Matagalpa, where the mayor had the city sprayed regularly.  I use bug spray on myself and I didn’t really have a problem with mosquitoes, except when I had to visit my Canadian expat friends up in San Ramon, which is high in the mountains. When I visited somebody else then I heavily used bug spray to avoid mosquitoes.
 
(Touring San Ramon, Nicaragua on a motorbike, pictured.)
Blue van Doorninck of Rancho Chilamate Horseback Adventures & Guest Ranch – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Being the tropics - I had moved here to Nicaragua expecting to deal with mosquitoes and plenty of insects but was surprised at how unobtrusive they are here - compared to Canada in the summer. Most houses in Nicaragua are built with 'open' living areas with doors and windows open during the day. Don't get me wrong, there are wasps, spiders, scorpions and plenty of ants... but nowhere near the amount you would expect in the tropics.

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