Good morning, MorphMarket
I feel bad for posting this because I know there are a number of posts that contain the information I need. I am panicking and don’t have time to read through all the threads to get the answers I need.
I fed my juvenile snakes last night and the first tub that I opened was infested with mites. I’ve had this snake for about 3 months and never had an issue. I did just add a hognose to the same rack but I had quarentined him for about 3 weeks in a separate enclosure in a separate room on paper towel and didn’t notice anything at all.
I immediately tossed the infested substrate and put the infested snake in an extra tub I had away from my other animals. Didn’t notice this until late last night so I couldn’t go buy supplies. I have never had to deal with mites and I don’t know what to do.
I plan to treat all 3 tubs I have in the rack. All of those snakes are very young and under 50 grams. My plan is to treat all of them with a dawn dish soap and water bath. Following that with a natural chemistry reptile mite spray. Then a soak in plain water to rinse and rehydrate. As for treating the tubs I plan to use Rid home bedbug, lice, and dust mite spray. I am not sure how to use this product. Do I spray on and just let it dry? Do I spray it let it dry and then clean out the enclosure again?
I’d appreciate any input. The kingsnake is pretty infested and I feel like such a terrible keeper. This came out of no where. I am out of work at 4:30 and hopefully by then I will have a clear understanding of what I need to do to get rid of these things.
Again sorry for adding another post about mites, I’m just panicking and I don’t have the time to read through all of the forums.