But insects! Ye gads! A kid has an ant farm? Send in the SWAT team!
This doesn’t make much sense to me. Insects are not generally kept as pets, and an ant farm harms no one. I suspect that whatever moron drafted the ridiculous ordinance might have been worried about people who keep tarantulas and scorpions, but they are arthropods and not insects, so they would not be not banned.
The ordinance would also ban most pet snakes, because the most commonly sold varieties now are Corn Snakes. Perfectly harmless, but because they are members of the rat snake group, they are constrictors.
I can’t help notice that the ban does not mention alligators or crocodiles. Or snapping turtles. Or ferrets. Or for that matter, lions, tigers and bears.