I ate ant poison when I was five. Yes, my mom warned me. But sometimes there’s a compelling reason kids disobey.
We had ants in our kitchen not because we left Twinkies on the counter, it’s what happens when you live in a wet climate. See ants are like the refugees from Harvey and Katrina when their homes flood they seek shelter. No one called pest control, ants were just a part of the San Francisco Bay Area life. You accepted it and involuntarily open your home as a shelter.