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Carlos Roman Gutierrez Solis of Casa Granada Properties – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Adobe house, Granada, Nicaragua – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingLike in any tropical area, the number of bugs and insects in Granada, Nicaragua, vary depending on the season. Sometimes the transition between the heat and the rain produces a lot of flies and mosquitoes. If you live in a country where there is a lot of vegetation, you might have some mosquito trouble depending on the season. If you live in Granada, yes, there are mosquitoes but if you don’t live close to the lake then it’s much better. If you live too close to the lake then you’ll have problems with mosquitoes. I live about ten blocks away from the lake and we’re okay. 
 
Nicaragua is a tropical country so there are mosquitoes but if you follow basic rules like keeping your house clean and not have stagnant water sitting around, you’re going to be okay. It’s also a good idea to fumigate your house once or twice a year, especially if you live in a colonial home, because there is a lot of wood. The adobe walls are also the perfect environment for mosquitoes.  
 
(Adobe house, Granada, Nicaragua, pictured.)
David Smith of Farmland Assets – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
 I don’t think the bugs, insects and Square in Granada, Nicaragua – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Livingmosquitos are bad in Granada, Nicaragua.
 
How bothersome they are depends on your living arrangements.  If you live in an American-standard sealed apartment or home, you’re not going to be molested.  And even outdoors most of the time, it’s really not a big issue.  I’ve never found the bugs, insects or mosquitoes in Granada to be bothersome.
 
If you were to compare the bugs, insects and mosquitoes of Granada with, for example, California, you would find several differences.  In California, we have four seasons, while in Granada, we only have two; either the wet season or the dry season.  Some insects are more prevalent during the dry season and some are more prevalent during the wet season. But in general, I would compare the bug situation in Granada more to south Florida, which I’m familiar with.
 
However, I’ve been here in Nicaragua for many years, and I’ve never had a problem with those sorts of things.  I’ve never had dengue or anything like that.  A lot of it really depends on where you spend your time.  However, I don’t think that I’ve even known anybody in Granada who’s had any difficult issues with insects.
 
You may have a situation in Granada where, depending on the wind and all sorts of other considerations you don’t want to go outside right at sunset, but that doesn't happen very much or very often. 
 
If you were more in a jungle environment, perhaps in certain areas in other countries or on the eastern part of Nicaragua, it may be an issue, but, in Granada, it’s drier here.  Even our jungle is sort of a semi-arid, highlands jungle, not humid with lots of rivers.
Janice Gallagher of Granada Property Services – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
I grew up in Texas so we always asked HOW BIG were the mosquitos in other places! Granada, Nicaragua is in the tropics so there are bugs and mosquitoes. I would recommend to always use mosquito repellent, especially around sunset.  The summer months are worse for mosquitos due to the rains but you will find them in the dry season as well. 
 
Along the lake front, you will also encounter gnat-type bugs that don't bite but they are everywhere during the summer months.  In June you have small flying beetles and in August you have white moths, neither are dangerous, just annoying. 

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