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Posted by lizardman on April 16, 2003 at 09:00:48:
In Reply to: Re: How do you get rid of major mite infestation in a large.... posted by franklin edwards on April 14, 2003 at 20:21:39:
:The only thing I can think to do is to pull all the big roaches and place them into a tub with sallow soap water and let the roaches sit in there for a little while anout 2-3 mins. Make sure the water covers the roaches. Try this with just a few to make sure they do not drown. Sense you won't be able to save the babies just leave them in your cage and spay it with a bug killer. And scub the cage really good with bleach water. And put every thing back together and do it again after a week. Also spay the area where you keep the roaches at, and let it sit there and air out while you are doing the cleaning part. This is the only thing I can think of that might do the trick.
::(1000) hisser roach colony?
The best way to get rid of grain mites from insect colonies is: a. Start over with "clean": insects, substrate, caging & the room that they'll be kept in.
b. Restore the eco-balance. Grain mites thrive when there is an excess of moisture; either from too many vegetables, fruits or water spraying/spillage. If you keep your insect colonies on the "dry" side with minor water spraying, the problem will eventually get resolved. To speed-up the dessication of the mites, provide a small room-fan to circulate the air &/or a de-humidifier. This method has worked for me.