> I used a product called Reptile Relief
Wholly Cow....you mean you actually used that stuff on a living animal?!
LOL....betcha' that got your attention, didn't it. ;-)
I personally think that Reptile Relief (De Flea) is one of the best products
out there for dealing with mites. To quote:
"Reptile Relief is the ONLY EPA-registered mite product that requires no
warnings on the label. It contains absolutely no poisons or toxins and is
pyrethrin/permethrin free to achieve results so mites can never become
I have used this product myself, and have to say that I have had better
results than what can even be achieved with the almighty "secret weapon";
flea powder. Best of all, it is non-toxic...which makes it a bonus for
animals and their keepers alike. It is a little costly, but well worth it.
One thing most people overlook is the reptile room (or wherever you house
your animals). I strongly suggest using a bug-bomb to eradicate any mites
that may be lurking behind shelving units, etc.
***Remove all animals from the room before setting off a bug-bomb...and
remember (for you arachnid keepers)...mites are arachnids, just like
tarantulas & scorpions, and the active ingredients in bug-bombs will not
differentiate between "good" and "bad" arachnids. Tarantulas and scorpions
have a VERY low resistance to even trace amounts of these types of
pesticides regardless of the brand name or product***