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Old 02-21-2006, 04:38 PM
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A few summers ago, we had a heatwave and drought, and ants invaded our kitchen. Naturally, we called the exterminator guy. I don't like having insecticides sprayed inside the house, but this was out of control. He came like a dozen times, each time spraying stronger chemicals inside and out, and he didn't even slow them down. From my research online, I found oil of cloves suggested, so I tried it, putting a few drops in a spray bottle of water and sprayed it in all their entry paths. It stopped them immediately! You can watch them, and where they walk across a sprayed area, it seems to burn their feet, and then they crumple up and die. I'm not saddistic, but I enjoyed watching the li'l invaders die because I had battled them for so many weeks! So now, a part of my cleaning routine is to finish up with a light mist of oil of cloves spray over everything in my kitchen, window sills, counter tops, floors, wall, everything, and a bonus is that the room smells wonderful.

Anyway, I said all that to say this. They must have a path to the scanner. I would spray all the surrounding area. The idea about putting them in the cold sounded good, but they'll come back unless you've treated the area. You can buy a bottle of clove oil at your health food store. Hope that helps.
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Old 02-22-2006, 08:03 AM
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Careful, this might be another ebay exclusive collectable in the making!
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Old 02-22-2006, 02:11 PM
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lol cass i want the potato chip shaped like jay leno's head

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Old 02-22-2006, 02:46 PM
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You could put the scanner into the freezer and then suck them out with a vacuumcleaner.

Or go get an ant-eater, biological warfare
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Old 03-01-2006, 09:50 AM
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I don't know about the freezer, but I'd definately go for the vaccuum. Get one of those small computer cleaning ones and suck away!

What about ant baits outside the scanner?
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Old 03-01-2006, 10:10 AM
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rofl, plant pennyroyal in base of scanner, is apparently an ant repellent
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Old 12-04-2009, 04:12 PM
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Re: OMG There is an ant farm in my scanner!

Silly question but could you post the scan? lol

Would love to see it?
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:58 PM
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Re: OMG There is an ant farm in my scanner!

I guess this is a really old thread, but it reminded me of an awesome video of ants in a scanner. Check it out!:

http://www.vimeo.com/13703448
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