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    Ok i had just posted yesterday about how Jay likes to soak allot and that I had not seen any mites or anything. Well today I was cleaning up the tank and his water dish and I noticed something crawling on my hand. It was small and black so I am assuming it was a mite, there were also some in the water dish as well floating.

    Ok so what do I need to do I am relatively certain everyone else with scales in the house is ok but what medicine do I need to get? Do I take him to the vet? or just get stuff or what unfortunately this is my first time of having to deal with this so I am a little unprepared.

    I'm all ears folks whats the game plan?
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    Check out this thread: http://www.ball-pythons.net/index.ph...ewtopic&t=4722 . Getting rid of mites for bp's is the same for any snake. These guys have it nailed down. Good luck with them, thats why Jay was soaking then.
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    Looks like I am getting some Provent-a-Mite and doing some regular soakings in slghtly warm water.

    Boy does this suck
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    I think we all go through it at least once. I'm sure you guys will have it cleared up in no time.
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    Oddly enough, my bci had mites when I first got him. I just soaked him for a few hours a day for about a week, and treated his tank with this zoo-med anti-mite spray. Eventually they were gone.
    My main concern would be to make sure that none of your other herps get them. I am sure you are taking precautions though.
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