There are ants in my MBP. HELP ME PLEASE.

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  1. AntsinMacbook macrumors newbie

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    I woke up this morning and went to use my MBP and once I opened the lid, there were ants everywhere. I immediately knocked them off and I assumed that was it. I closed the lid and then more ants appeared. I knocked them off again. Every time I close the lid and reopen it more ants appear. They dont appear when I am using my Mac. I increased the fan speed to try and make them leave but that did not work. What can I do?

    Could this damage my Mac? How do you suggest I remove the ants?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Believe it or not this has happened several times before.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    There are quite a few "ant" threads around with various suggestions
    You might want to try MRoogle and search

    This is a problem that comes up quite frequently
     
  4. BubbaJones macrumors regular

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    Try canned air and a vacuum.

    Do you eat around your computer? I'd assume that they were drawn by some food source.

    I also wouldn't use the computer until the infestation is removed. I would guess they might gum up the works and cause more damage.
     
  5. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, an ant could short out something while walking around inside.

    Not sure why you have ants. Have you eaten any sweets nearby or have you had any sugar based foods on your fingers when using your MBP? Could anyone have spilt some sweet based liquid on your MBP?
     
  6. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, bugs are to be expected with any complex piece of machinery.
     
  7. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020

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  8. fehhkk macrumors 6502a

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    I read somewhere that bugs are attracted to magnetic fields. I guess you need to spray some raid around your house, after cleaning the laptop :D
     
  9. AntsinMacbook thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I put sugar on the sides (near the trackpad) to try and lure them out. None have come out. Maybe they are all gone?
     
  10. showkati macrumors regular

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  11. Billydelp4 macrumors regular

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    +1 ha. Does raid 0 come in a can?
     
  12. Techhie macrumors 65816

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    Step 1: Replace GPU thermal paste with Raid ant killer.

    Step 2: Proceed to boot into Windows, and open Crysis on max settings.

    Step 3: Watch as ants are smoked out.
     
  13. Ice Dragon macrumors 6502a

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    I smirked at this as well.
     
  14. kaiserben macrumors member

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    It could be worse dude : some black widows inside.
     
  15. darkjedi macrumors newbie

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    I still can't tell if this thread is a joke or not... :confused:
     
  16. abs1nthe macrumors member

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    at least your macbook isn't possessed by demons
     
  17. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    Ants and demons are not mutually exclusive.

    You can always put it in the freezer for a few days.
     
  18. diacritic macrumors regular

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    Leave mbp in direct sunlight. They will disperse.
     

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