Oh, No! Ants inside my laptop keyboard! what to do?

By RK
@ragikutty (2460)
Kerala, India
February 10, 2017 9:57am CST
Seems like they have made it their home. The small red and black color biting ants, coming from under the keys. what to do? Does anyone know how to get rid of them?
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6 responses
• India
11 Feb 17
Heyy.. Don't use anything wet on the keyboard.. It will damage.. U get some powdery stuff for killing ants and cockroaches.. Use dat
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@ragikutty (2460)
• Kerala, India
11 Feb 17
Did you mean DDT powder or our normal powder. At home I use turmeric powder to get rid of ants roaming around. But I have no idea if I can use it on laptop.
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• India
11 Feb 17
@ragikutty i donbo exactly if it is the ddt powder.. U can use turmeric if it works in house.. It should in the laptop too
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• India
11 Feb 17
@ragikutty nothing powdery can damage ur laptop..
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@shaynas (5527)
• India
11 Feb 17
clean from the wipes. Or if u have a tiny vacuum cleaner, that will work too.
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@ragikutty (2460)
• Kerala, India
11 Feb 17
I have a car vacuum clear which is really small & runs on USB power. Let me see if it will do the job.
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@shaynas (5527)
• India
11 Feb 17
@ragikutty i think it should
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@dpk262006 (56599)
• Delhi, India
11 Feb 17
If your problem is still persisting, detach your keyboard and keep it in sunlight. Ants will move away from your keyboard.
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@ragikutty (2460)
• Kerala, India
11 Feb 17
No idea how to detach keyboard from a laptop
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@dpk262006 (56599)
• Delhi, India
11 Feb 17
@ragikutty I am sorry, I thought it was PC. Keep you laptop in sunlight for 10 minutes or so (you could cover the screen with a cloth) and probably ants will leave.
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@ragikutty (2460)
• Kerala, India
12 Feb 17
@dpk262006 my hubby was talking about opening the screws and cleaning inside as well
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@nomus24g (25462)
• India
10 Feb 17
Get rid of them, before they damage your laptop....either get it opened by some technician & use a blower to get rid of them, or use those LAXMANREKHA marks to get rid of them...do not spray anything
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@ragikutty (2460)
• Kerala, India
10 Feb 17
Blow drying, wouldn't it heat up the laptop? I am thinking about taking it to a technician.
@nomus24g (25462)
• India
10 Feb 17
@ragikutty you dont blow dry...let the technician do it, that's what I hve written above
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@ragikutty (2460)
• Kerala, India
11 Feb 17
@nomus24g Technicians might ask me to leave my laptop with them and get it later. I am not comfortable doing that.
@mohdovi (1099)
10 Feb 17
Stop eating on the keyboard.
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@ragikutty (2460)
• Kerala, India
10 Feb 17
I didn't. And I don't let my hubby eat either. Dunno how they got into.
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@mohdovi (1099)
10 Feb 17
@ragikutty it was joke, i think you have use some insect replant spray or spray chilies powder on keys.
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@ragikutty (2460)
• Kerala, India
10 Feb 17
@mohdovi are you sure it will work? Chillie powder? Then how will I ever use my laptop again?
@sans224 (1832)
11 Feb 17
thats why teachers taught my kid ' no eatable near computer' :-) i think you may try a laymans trick keep some sugar or honey in a paper near it, let them come out. dnt know if this work
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@ragikutty (2460)
• Kerala, India
11 Feb 17
I didn't nor did I let my hubby do that. Laptop is kept in the bedroom mostly.
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