So is there anyway to deter ants from my snake's water dishes? I have ants in every one of my snakes tanks almost. Is it possible they are attracted to their substrate?? It is a type of cyprus bedding, and it is in every tank. I'm really worried that they will hurt my snakes. Im worried about spraying because I have cats, and the bait traps don't seem to work. Also, one of them is in the bedroom where there is carpet. Please Help!!!