Ants in my laptop
October 17, 2011 8:35 AM Subscribe
There are ants in my laptop. What now?
posted by ocherdraco to home & garden (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Before anything else, let me note: I'm shutting down the laptop as soon as I finish this question, and will be following up from my phone.
So, apparently we have ants in our bedroom—this is the first time I've noticed them in the three months we've lived in this 4th floor apartment.
Last night, when I was done with it, I set my laptop (a 2007 MacBook Pro) on the floor next to our bed, closed and in sleep mode. This morning, when I opened it, several ants emerged, and I'd estimate that in the past twenty minutes twenty-five or so ants have come out of the keyboard.
Should I worry about the ants harming the computer? If so, how should I make sure they all get cleaned out?
And what should I do in our bedroom to control the ants until the next monthly visit from the exterminator?