I never said I had no money and could not afford a mite removing formula, look at my enclosure it was $500 worth of wood and glass and I am in the process of dubling the size of it. That was not the position I was in. I was meaning that I tried every method to remove mites. I literally spent 6 months trying to get rid of the pests and the soap worked after this long struggle. If I was broke I think I would have settled for a more simple enclosure. Also before ever putting a herp in a wooden enclosure quarantine him/her for a couple months in a plastic cage or aquarium. My new burm has not stepped a single SPUR in my cage yet. Mites and ticks burrough and leave eggs in wood. You would have to through your cage in the garbage if ever got infested!