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RE: Reptile Relief for mites?

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Posted by: joeysgreen at Fri Oct 15 23:09:28 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by joeysgreen ]  
   

Don't feel bad about missing the mites. It only takes a few to create an infestation, and those few can hide quite easily. I do the health checks for my local herp shows and no matter how hard I try, there always seems to be one vendor that gets by with a mite problem.

PHfaust's advice should work if you are dilegent. If there is no place for mites (or eggs, larvae) to hide while cleaning, then simple soap and water, and vigorous washing, rinsing and drying will clear enclosure. In addition, I would keep these temperary rubbermaid enclosures in a moat system. That is, keep them in a tray or tub that has a slightly soapy water solution completely surrounding any escape routes the mites may take inbetween your cleanings. You don't want these stray mites to later reinfest your clean enclosure.

Good luck and enjoy your new snake !

Ian


   

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