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.

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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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