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What is a good solution to getting rid of mites. I have tried soaking them and have used mite off

  Mites are one of the toughest things to get rid of. I suggest a solution of sevin liquid. Clean out the enclosure, soak it, and let it sit for a week. Then clean it up. In the mean time, use lice shampoo on your snakes each night (soak them), pay special attention under the neck and the eye area. Good luck, I have lost 2 snakes because I simply could not get rid of them.


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Kevin L. Ogle


I can answer almost any question regarding snake husbandry, feeding, general care, handling, etc. I have some experience with geckos and bearded dragons. I cannot answer questions regarding breeding or venomous reptiles.


I have over 10 years experience in snake husbandry. Currently, I have the following (Children's Python, Brazilian Rainbow Boa, Western Hognose, Olive Python, 2 Macklot's Pythons, D'Albert's Python, 2 Carpet Pythons, 2 Royal (Ball) Pythons, California King, Green Tree Python, Amazon Tree Boa). While I have no formal training in Herpetology, I can help most folks keep their snakes healthy and happy.

AAS in Electronic Engineering (Tennessee)
The Logistics Institute (Georgia Tech)

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