I picked up a cushion from the outside bench and there were hundreds of ant eggs in the space between the boards. Now that the eggs were in the sunlight, the ant colony sprung into action and every ant grabbed an egg and moved it to an alternate, dark location. Once that egg was moved, the ant came back and grabbed another one.
This is a great example of how to respond in a crisis. Everyone knows exactly what their task is and they accomplish it. Within minutes, all of the eggs were gone because of decentralized control and an understanding of what needs to be done. The sunlight was the trigger for the ants to take action.