Patrick Tobin is a Brooklyn resident who's been dealing with a very persistent ant problem at home, he told BuzzFeed News.
The poison traps he's set out have been there for several weeks but Tobin keeps observing the ants casually, and coolly avoiding them.
"They seem to just walk around them," he said.
So on Tuesday, Tobin decided to get smart and try luring them with attractive signs.
Ants are a lot like humans: They hustle and bustle to and from work every day, so he really needed something to get their attention.
And they are Brooklyn ants, for that matter.
Tobin said he's not sure how many ants, if any, have entered these places of business yet. But he's optimistic. "Hopefully they want to buy The Zookeeper on Blu-Ray for cheap. Or some fresh avocado," he said. "Avocado is big these days, you know. Very popular."
Anyway, regardless of whether this works, people are highly, highly entertained by Tobin's handiwork.
Although some pointed out logistical flaws. Tobin may need to go back to the drawing board.
And then there was one person who shared a story about — wait, what.
Tobin promises to keep us updated on his progress.
In the meantime, we'll try to get sexy ant dancers off our minds.
Tanya Chen is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in New York.
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