I picked up a Canon printer a couple of weeks back and left the box in a corner of my room. Today when I was cleaning up I noticed lots of mud like stuff outside the box. When I opened the lid I was absolutely shocked... there were at least 300-400 termites crawling in there and eating up the cardboard box. The strange thing is that there was an old cardboard box just next to it and the termites haven't even touched it.
My guess is that the cardboard was untreated and there were termite eggs in it, because I see no termites anywhere else in the room.
So... if you have got a Canon printer recently, please check your box to see if it has become food. BTW this was from Sim Lim (Fuwell if I am not mistaken).