Are there large "scary" insects in jamaica?

by Annie
(Milwaukee WI USA)


Hello! Thank you for reading my question.

I visited Jamaica this past Christmas and had a powerful and wonderful experience. I plan to return and am considering an extended stay.

I did not see any insects during my visit, however since its a tropical island, I wonder if large (over 1") cockroaches or flying insects exist and are common pests on the island.

It may be worth noting that I plan to stay along the beach (in the Negril area) and out of the forested areas so I am guessing there would be fewer insects along the coast.

I'd be grateful for any insight you could share. Thanks very much!


ANSWER: January 29, 2011 by Wellesley

Hey Annie,

Thanks for the visiting my website, for the question, and for choosing Jamaica! Glad you had a great vacation too!

I am not aware of any 'large' insects as you described them my friend. I had a similar question sometime ago, and this was my answer, take a peek at it.

I will post your question on our lively facebook fan page too so hop over there and see the responses from seasoned visitors to Jamaica.

...hope that helps.
stay in touch my Annie!

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Jun 10, 2012
large bugs
by: Anonymous

I go to Jamaica alot and stay awhile by Ochee.I used to live in Oracabessa.Tes there are big scary biuugs down there,you are on a tropical island,jungle style.Most of them are just ugly.Never met a 40 leg yet and don't want to.Have killed alot of big roaches nd a few spiders,really don't like the orange and black ones in the bushes.Go and have a good time and just watch for them.The aunts hurt bad and they are not big,well some are.Love jamaica though.

May 05, 2011
Large insects in Jamaica
by: Soursop555

On my Jamaica trip May 2010 I encountered
giant Cockroaches 1-2", Giant Spiders 2-4"
and the dreaded 40-legger all on the west end of Negril. I assumed they were common to the area.

Feb 12, 2011
Big scary bug!
by: Anonymous

What about the 100 leggers? Yuuuuuuck!!!!

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