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    Snake Mites

    Hi Guys

    i held my BP this morning to then find one tiny mite on her body, I killed it straight away, Iím wondering what the best solution to this is now, sheís never had them before and Iím still fairly new to keeping snakes, Iíve disinfected her hide and everything that was in her viv, just need to clean it out now and disinfect that.

    shes correctly soaking in water with a washing up liquid concentrate on at the minute with a heat mat and thermostat in it. Whatís the best to use now or technique?

    thanks in advance

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    Re: Snake Mites

    When my new ball python had mites from the store I took everything out of his tank and scrubbed every inch of the tank, every hiding spot with really hot water and dish soap. Then I baked his hides to make sure any eggs or mites I missed were gone. I placed paper towels in the bottom of the tank then added his hides. Once a day I would soak him in a warm bath with dawn dish soap for about 30 minutes for about a week. I havenít seen any since. Check his belly scales, around his eyes, under his head and his cloaca at his tail. That seemed to be their favorite hiding places. If you see raised scales thereís a good chance a mite is hiding there. If you bring in new substrate from the store or online freeze it for several days before using to kill any mites or eggs that may have infested the substrate before you got it. By the way, using plain white paper towel in the bottom of the tank will make it easier to spot the mites. Good luck!! Theyíre aggregating as can be!!

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    Re: Snake Mites

    Everyone deals with mites differently but this is just how i got rid of them. I tried the dawn before buying the sprays and soaks from the pet store. Looks like your on the right track to get them gone. If this isn’t the only snake you have, move the snake with the mites into another room because it’s possible for them to spread to your other snakes.
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    Re: Snake Mites

    I use Vermectin it's $20 at tractor supply. Twice I picked up snakes at an expo and when I got home I found mites. The vermectin worked with one application.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7_ybK-6_N0

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    Re: Snake Mites

    Thatís the treatment that safe for snakes right? I know some have all kinds of warnings and I was scared to get the wrong one. I need to remember this.

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    Re: Snake Mites

    I've heard Frontline works very well too.
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    Thank you all very much for your advice, Iíve got some mite spray and gave her vivarium a very good thorougher cleaning, Iím going to put the spray on and see how she goes.

    ive had a check over her and I canít see anymore but Iím going to keep checking everyday

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    One more question am I okay to put her water dish back in now, some Iíve seen say an hour and then some say a couple of days? Which is correct because I donít want to mess up the whole process Iíve done today

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    Re: Snake Mites

    Itís such a shame you guys canít get hold of Callingtons Mite Spray over there ..


    You just take the water out for 24 hours and a few seconds spray into the viv .
    Never fails .

    Think you have to be careful with hatchlings and Hognoses

    When this is all over ( if I survive) I may look into buying some to order and ship ty them over to you guys ó- cost only no profit obviously .. a can last for ages and costs £20 .. p&p maybe be the killer of course


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