I'm wondering how the landlord found out that you had any herps at all in the first place let alone ones that aren't legal to have. You'll know better next time that the answer is NO to the do-you-have-pets question. The only reason they ask is so they can try to rob you later saying that they have to fix something because of your dog or whatever. Anyway, you can't have a valid lease on an illegal apartment so even evicting you would be very difficult even with a good reason because she couldn't do it through the law like a proper landlord, she'd have to get some big boys to come by and throw you out. So remember, say "no I don't have pets" and if the landlord wants to come in say no to that too. They have to give you notice if they want to come in. This gives you plenty of time to hide the herps, porn, illegal immigrants and the hydroponics lab. Don't sweat animal control either, they have to have good evidence against you and get a warrant just like the cops. I say piss on her, give her nothing she can't touch ya.
I feel a little light headed... maybe you should drive...