Alright, so my first question is about my roommates ball python, we have mite spray for him and we have treated him 3 times with it (with the other snakes in the same room). To treat him, we took him out of his cage and put him in water to the temp the internet said to try to keep it at, then emptied the cages bedding and soaked all his leaves hides water dish and anything else in a tub with very hot water. Then after about an hour of soaking, we replace all the stuff in their cages and spray each of the snakes with Zoo Med Mite Off (usually trying to layer the snake twice) then put them back. Unfortunately my roommates ball python keeps having bugs coming off of him onto our hands while being handled. It's bumming me out and worse I'm worried for the snake, we use forest floor cypress bedding from pet smart. Now onto my Coastal Carpet Python, he is a little nippy because he's young so i use gloves to handle him, usually not always. Lately he has been spending time in his water bowl a lot, and he was too big splashing all the water out so i got him more of a water tub to fit nicely in. I figured he was trying to cool off at first, but then after i got the tub, he started bringing his whole head under and swimming circles in the water completely submerged. I thought that was sweet for a total of 10 minutes till i started thinking that there might be a reason he's doing that more that being a water bug, well now I'm concerned he has mites, he's in the same room as the other snake with the mites problem. So basically what i want to know for my Coastal is, do they like swimming or should i be concerned about the chance of mites? AND have you heard anything about forest floor cypress carrying mites sometimes? My roommate is out right now getting mite spray now, so we plan to do that again and again, but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.