mites will come off on your hands, if your worried then take out all of the substrate and bin it, use paper towels, you will see the mites on the paper, i'll leave it to someone else to help with removing mites, i've never had them (touch wood) so i dont know the full details of getting rid of them.
You can get a good treatment oil from any good reptile shop, it mainly consists of teetree oil.
you will need to take the snake out of the viv and give it a really good clean with rep safe disinfectant to kill the mite eggs.
I really dont think its worth the risk, if the snake ingests it, it could kill it or make it very sick. either way you gonna have a large vets bill.
just get some rep friendly disinfectant, its only about £8 you can use that to clean the viv, if you get a good one it will also kill mite eggs in the viv too,
if u think that your snake has mites sorry hun but it most proberly has if you dont know how to get rid of them just do a search on here and there will be loads of topic telling you how to get rid of the wee feckers
Think everyone's a bit confused Bryan i think was talking about cleaning his viv with baby wipes and bleach not his snake. Brian post a pic of where you think it might have ticks and someone will tell you what it is.
You can buy a cage clean which is used for rodents, but is safe to use on vivariums, you can buy it from wilkinsons,
As for mites, if you are unsure if your snake has them, then i would advise that you get some olive oil(safe to use on the head) from your local chemist, wipe down the snake making sure you wipe off all the oil except from a thin layer,
As for the viv, get some Frontline, clean viv and decorations, apply frontline, allow to sit for 30 mins, wash off, and dry all, then reapply frontline, allow to stand for a futher 15 mins, then wash off again, once all are fully dry they will be safe to use.
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