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Liverpool, United...
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63 posts
51 reviews

Arrive end of November 8 days and wish to know what are insects like. I hate wasps and they have ruined many holidays holidays for me not a fan of cockroaches either anything else I spray or run.

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Nelson Bay...
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for Penang
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1,944 posts
73 reviews
1. Re: Penang

I have not been bothered by insects in the areas of Penang I have visited. That is not to say that they don't exist in Penang.


Penang Island...
Destination Expert
for Penang, Penang Island, George Town, Tanjung Bungah, Batu Ferringhi
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13,473 posts
209 reviews
2. Re: Penang

Wasps and cockroaches are not a problem here. You will instead need to watch out for mozzies, smaller biting things ( the Aussies I believe call them “no-see-ums”) and our current pest - rove beetles!

Bring a tube of hydrocortisone with you for rove beetle spray attacks. However best defence against them is just to blow them off you. Whatever you do don’t swat them or try and kill them or you’ll get the full acid spray over you followed by nasty blisters. Wash the acid off as soon as you can if you’re unfortunate enough to get sprayed.

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