I've had my camera in the woods for 3+ years, no ants. I have had about 50 baby ticks, all in a clump, on my camera when I was removing it from a tree. I didn't know what it was. I touched around it and all 50 ticks ran all over the place. Since I didn't want Lyme disease, I dropped the camera on the ground and ran.
”If you want to find out what is wrong with your country, go look in the mirror.” Ross Perot