People Are Very Entertained By These Tiny Signs A Guy Made To Lure Ants Into His Poison Traps

"Sexy ant dancers" --->

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Patrick Tobin is a Brooklyn resident who's been dealing with a very persistent ant problem at home, he told BuzzFeed News.

Patrick Tobin

"[It's] not a full-on infestation but we've been seeing them around our kitchen for a couple of weeks," Tobin said.

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.

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.

This is truly special and I love it. https://t.co/gIlE9GUZ2X

Although some pointed out logistical flaws. Tobin may need to go back to the drawing board.

If the ants cant read how they gonna read a sign for a reading center https://t.co/V8YCQPsF5F

@tastefactory Ants don't live long enough to have remembered Blockbuster.

And then there was one person who shared a story about — wait, what.

have i ever told the story of how my mum got our ant invasion on birth control so they'd eventually die out? weirdl… https://t.co/HohNMXg42V

Tobin promises to keep us updated on his progress.

Tanya Chen is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in New York.

Contact Tanya Chen at tanya.chen@buzzfeed.com.

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