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    rat mites

    I bought 20 weened rats from a pet store that was going out of business. I put them in one of my grow out tanks and after I finished feeding last night I was cleaning all the water bowls and I thought my snakes had gotten mites.So this morning when I went to clean the rats the shavings in that tank was covered in mites and so was the rats. I sprayed them all with flea and tick spray and the washed them off and bleached the tank.I checked all the other rats and mice and they all the rest were good. I guess they could'nt get out of the glass tank to get to the other tanks or into the breeding rack. what else can I do?

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    Re: rat mites

    After using flea/tick spray on the rat, I would not feed them off for 30 days or more. Flea/Tick Poisons don't really wash off, no matter how hard you scrub. I'd let it pass through their system.

    I personally use Revolution for kittens or Advantage, one drop behind the shoulder blades does the trick.

    I've also heard of others success using Prevent a mite, spaying it on a couple cotton balls, and let the rats nest in them. Preventic collars are also useful, clip an inch or so off of the collar and place it in the rats enclosure.

    It wouldn't hurt to double check the snakes to make sure they don't have mites also. While snakes mites don't feed on rats, they've been known to hitch a ride.

    Good luck with those pesky mites!


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    Re: rat mites

    After a bad case of rat mites one time I always use:

    http://www.smithbrothers.com/product...cd2=1223775700

    I've had it in my rat room for 2 years and haven't had a single insect problem.

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    Re: rat mites

    Quote Originally Posted by jglass38 View Post
    After a bad case of rat mites one time I always use:

    http://www.smithbrothers.com/product...cd2=1223775700

    I've had it in my rat room for 2 years and haven't had a single insect problem.
    Thanks Jamie! I've not had mites but it's always in the back of my mind that I might get some. I think I'll pick one of these up just to be safe.
    Laurie

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    Re: rat mites

    Thanks for the help

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    Re: rat mites

    Quote Originally Posted by marmie View Post
    Thanks Jamie! I've not had mites but it's always in the back of my mind that I might get some. I think I'll pick one of these up just to be safe.
    No problem! A cool thing about the dispenser is that they make fragrances as replacements. So during the winter when they bugs aren't around you can replace it with apple cinnamon or something like that.

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    Re: rat mites

    Quote Originally Posted by jglass38 View Post
    No problem! A cool thing about the dispenser is that they make fragrances as replacements. So during the winter when they bugs aren't around you can replace it with apple cinnamon or something like that.
    We picked up one of those as well (not that exact one), we've never had mites but after one can ran out I only use it for the fragrance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littleindiangirl View Post
    We picked up one of those as well (not that exact one), we've never had mites but after one can ran out I only use it for the fragrance.
    I keep it going anyway since the rats are the in basement and because of the exhaust fan, in the summer we get flies and various other insects coming in. It kills everything!

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    Re: rat mites

    I put sleven powder in the bottom of bin under the bedding. These rats I will not feed for 30+ days but I have had real bad rat mites from feeders i bought and this knocks them down good. Dont use alot either you do not want the rats thinking its a snack.
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    Re: rat mites

    Quote Originally Posted by jglass38 View Post
    After a bad case of rat mites one time I always use:

    http://www.smithbrothers.com/product...cd2=1223775700

    I've had it in my rat room for 2 years and haven't had a single insect problem.
    These work on mites? I will have to get me 2 if thats the case.
    Rick

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