I like a lot of people have a lot of time and money invested in my animals. One part of owning them that is usually overlooked is quarantining your new pet. I know it is exciting to bring your new baby home and you want to hold it and get it in its tank, but that could lead to real problems. Personally anything that comes into this house is quarantined for 4 weeks. It comes in the back door into our spare bath. That bath is completely sprayed down (walls and floor) with the equate bedding spray from walmart. I also spray down the door and floor outside the door. Mites are the size of a poppy seed and can travel up to 50 feet in one day. I do not try to feed the snake until the second week so it has time to settle in. I don't handle them other than cleaning purposes. When I do go in there I spray the bedding spray on myself to keep the little bugs off me. Any bedding we buy sits out in the garage and is sprayed with prevent a mite before it comes in the house. This may seem extreme, but I have heard horror stories. A little extra work to save on a lot is worth it to me. Does anyone have any other suggestions or how they do it? I feel this is a very important part to owning animals.