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Mites, Where do they come from...

09-27-2010, 12:45 PM
Ok, you hear a ton about mites and how to treat them but where in the world do they come from? I've never had an issue with them and never known anyone in my area having them. I'm beginning to wonder if it's not a climate thing too??

Anyway, just wanted to spark a little conversation on how where they come from that may help avoid getting them in the first place.

09-27-2010, 12:58 PM
They live on snakes and around snakes, in the cage and bedding, and in the carpet around the room. Their eggs are microscopic. I think most often you get infested by going to a show or a pet store or a friends house and you bring them home on your hands and cloths.

Of course there is the obvious, new snake in the house too.

09-27-2010, 01:00 PM
They come, mostly, from new snakes added in to your collection. They spread most easily when proper quarantine procedures are not followed. You can also add them by handling an animal that has mites, and then handling your own animals. That's how I got mites in my collection back in early 2009. It took quite a while to eradicate them all, too.