Pipe bomb indeed. I'm very sorry to hear about this. It's unfortunate that sometimes these people just don't know what they're doing. It's sad that sometimes we just can't trust their information.
But a question..are mites as to snakes/herps as fleas are to dogs/cats? Or are they dangerous?
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