Apparently, there are people on the internet willing to pay you to not kill the ants in your yard. The site “Adopt an Ant” explains:
Well my name is Tony and I have recently moved into my new home.
After moving in I have seen there is a large ants nest at the bottom of my garden. In this ants nest there are 1 million ants living there.
All the ants are happy go lucky ants with there own Unique personality,
The problem is the plan was to flag my back garden and this would destroy the nest and all the ants.
To save these Ants from DEATH please adopt an ant TODAY.
the money raised will go to preserving the nest of 1 million ants and making my garden ant friendly, there for saving the ants from certain DEATH.
It’s a brilliant idea. I’ve got a harvester ant nest out back that I could hold hostage for cash, but I suspect I’d make more money by refraining from drowning our neighborhood’s many feral cats. For just $10 an adopted kitty, you too can save a life.