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    Mites

    I was wondering if anyone could direct me to a post or link that describes how to prevent and kill these little buggers. I used the search engine and went through a few pages without find something. I figured there would be a sticky on this matter...

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    Re: Mites

    Pick up a can of Black Knight or Provent a Mite and follow the directions on either product.

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    I'm battling my first case of mites (still not sure where they came from), and just ordered a can of Provent-A-Mite... in the meantime I soaked the affected snakes in water w/ a drop of dish soap, and also rubbed them down with Natural Chemistry's Reptile Relief - both were fairly effective in removing the mites from their bodies. Also clean every tub thoroughly, and some people suggest using PAM (Provent-A-Mite) treated bedding for at least 30-45 days. Supposedly does a great job of keeping the buggers away!

    Good luck to both of us... mites really suck.
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    Oh, and here's a good article from LLL, which somebody else pointed me to... http://lllreptile.com/info/library/c...h-snake-mites/
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    Re: Mites

    Here is a good site by Brain Gundy on mites and how to treat for mites.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXBMg...eature=related

    Hope this helps, found this from jben.
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