Ants Everywhere.. and i saw Ants coming out of my laptop too!!
September 20, 2011 7:27am CST
Oh my god! what am i to do... The SD Card slot looked like there was ant hive or whatever that is called. help me!! How should i totally clean it, help please. i do not understand how and why my laptop was having ants all over it. i was not even eating when i am on the laptop... and i put it where i usually put the laptop so its really bothering me how i can get them all out and be completely free of them.. there are one ant coming out at a time as i am typing this now.. =( this is scaring me waaaahhh my laptop might be destroyed. grrr im worried about this...
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20 Sep 11
Hi there! You can lay your laptop in sunlight for some time and the ants will definitely go away. I think, it is the oldest method of getting rid of ants from anything. And yes, try not to keep your laptop in that very same place as before because ants will again search it and assemble in it. Hope you will find this method useful.
20 Sep 11
ah.. thank you so much.. is that correct, i'll put it first thing in the morning tomorrow.. i put the laptop same place as i have put it for the past year and its just now that i have seen ants coming out of it. its really crazy!!! waaaaaaahhh thank you so much for your suggestion. =)
26 Mar 13
i really hate when ants go to my laptop or any thing in the house,that is why i always avoid eating sweet foods or any food while using my laptop or anything because it will possible that ants will go there because i will not notice the food if it will fall even a small piece of it.
6 May 12
There are also ants coming out of my laptop keyboard so I am glad to read your discussion here. I have learned something on how to get rid of them. They are not many though, but it sure does bothers me when I need to do something and one by one they are crawling out of the keyboard when I type . I think I will try to put it on the sun tomorrow. I am at work now and my laptop is at home.. Thanks
28 Feb 12
There is also lot of ants that i saw coming out from my laptop. I think they are getting something inside my laptop but it is almost 3 months and nothing happened on it so i think they are just passing through my laptop or maybe every rime that I use my laptop,the laptop release heat so they feel so hot inside and they go out inside of it. I hope there is nothing bad to happened in the laptop. Try to ask a person that know how to clean a computer so you can make sure that your laptop is safe.
25 Jan 12
Hello I know this is true, i faced this problem few months ago, i spilled tea on key board of my laptop(no sugar in it, but ('sugar-free', aspartame tablets added); i wiped it and kept it, because i use it rarely, mostly if i am out from home... One day i was watching the home renovation work, so i took the laptop there to check mails, ohh my god, it was full of ants, the keyboard was jammed, my son who is a computer hardware engineer, replaced it after he got one from Tosiba distributor. thanks for sharing.
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20 Sep 11
well first off you have to understand what i going on we went from scorching hot weather to very cold winter weather one extreme to the other so they are very active at the moment looking for food to store for the winter and a warm place to go the best thing you can do is to go to lowes home improvement and buy whats called amdro ant baits they cost from 4 to 8 dollars are you simply set the bait out in the line of ants the worker ants take the bait back to the colony and they entire colony eats the poison bait and it kills the entire colony the bait should lure the ants out from your computer be sure not to let any pets near the bait
20 Sep 11
I do get to see ants too in my laptop. I do see them often too in plugs and switches especially with open copper wiring. I think this doesn't have anything to do with sweets as you have said that you are not eating near your laptop. Me too. I never leave food beside my laptop. I think this is due to the observed attraction of ants in electricity. I really don't know if this is true, but I do believe that ants do chew on the electrical wiring. They have been major causes of power failures in many electrical equipment. Just try to clean them up and temporarily relocate your computer. Then, after sometime, you can revert it back to its old place once the area is cleared with ants. This works for me.
20 Sep 11
I have never heard of ants coming out of a computer. It sounds strange, but how come they got into the laptop is something that you need to figure out before you can make them leave the laptop totally. I hope that you will soon find a way out with good luck.