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Old 01-09-13, 03:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
Will0W783
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Re: Warning about pyrethrin use

Very informative post. Thanks! I personally don't use Prevent-a-mite. I only treat for mites with the Nix method.

This is a lot safer than pyrethrin, but still shouldn't get in the water dishes. I've never had a snake have a bad reaction to Nix, and I Nix ALL incoming snakes during quarantine. Every single animal I buy gets a single treatment with Nix. If I see evidence of dead mites after that treatment, the snake gets a full course of the three recommended treatings. If no evidence of mites is found, the animal continues to be watched throughout quarantine but I don't treat further unless I find mites.
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