Advertisement My DH and I have lived in this place for almost 3 years now ..and the ant problem (most likely due to the termites in the stucco building) gets progressively worse and more fatal with every year!! I have my vivs in water moats ..boric acid mixture and chalk lines... sugar traps (they are sugar eating ants ..the type, species, whatever) ..I spray with essential oils and castille soap mixture ...and clean all shelving to break scent trails ...DAILY!! I also have moth balls under my place ..and Terro pellets outside the perimeter OUTSIDE (have to be careful with that due to my tortoise). I still have ants!!! I lost a B. vagans, 5 Hermit crabs (and not the common purple pinchers, either ..dang it!) ...4 Crested geckos (2 were high end Super Dals) ..and yesterday, I lost a full nest of mice pinks and 2 hoppers ...to ants! These ants are attacking my animals while they are ALIVE ..and devouring them! Usually happens when I'm not home ...or in the middle of the night. What can I do??? I have roughly 35 T's, rodents, snakes, lizards, fish, frogs, roaches and 2 Hermit crabs ...so whatever I can do to kill the ants ..it must NOT kill my pets! I'm desperate!