This isn’t your normal whole post, sorry. This is regarding a story, then analyzing it.
So, where I used to live we had tons of ants. Then, my friend discovered these TERRO Liquid Ant Traps and we put them out. You see, the way they work is the ants smell sweet liquid and they go into to eat it, but the liquid is sweet and poisonous. When we put thetraps out, a whole bunch would die and we would need to replace them after about a month or two. That happened every year, the ants never got the memo, probably because no veteran ant was alive after one whole year. When we moved to my new place, we put the ant traps for two years, with the same results. Then on the third year, we put them out, so many died. They seemed almost eradicated, my friend and I were sort of sad because we never wanted the ants to die, just get out of our residency. That fourth year, the ants were back again and we put the traps out. In less than 24 hours, they were all gone. We realized that they must have passed along the information that the traps were seriously deadly. If you think that it’s just a coincidence, then guess what? It happened this year, too.
My friend and I were so amazed that these ants had passed along the information for TWO years. That’s a long time for an ant! Ants are smart, so don’t underestimate them, but it’s nicer to give a warning than to kill all of them. It’s a win-win.