I was handling my youngest blue tongue Saturday evening and letting my guests take a look at her and suddenly I saw a black speck go across her nose...and I thought there's no way that's a mite...then I really focused in on Teddy's head and there they were crawling all over my poor girl! I absolutely panicked and I'm sure my guests were thinking I was completely insane but I was not calm. Teddy was put into a tub and I rubbed her down with olive oil and let her sit for around half an hour while I completely gutted her tank, cleaned it with a water/vinegar solution and put down paper towels, a shallow water bowl and a budlight box hide. I then went and wiped her down with water and dried her and put her back in the tank. The next morning I went and got prevent-a-mite. Sprayed Teddy's tank and let it dry for several hours, again soaked Teddy and scrubbed her down with a toothbrush, and put her back in her bare bones tank. The two tanks close to hers are for my red eyed croc skinks and my young leopard gecko. Neither show any signs of mites. I have checked over all my other animals and everyone comes out clean. I plan to gut everyones tanks throughout this week and treat with prevent-a-mite and leave bare bones with paper towels for a week or two or minimally until Teddy comes out clean. Since Saturday night when I found the mites I have not seen more. I feel like it would be way too lucky to assume the first olive oil rub down and soak took them all out but visually I have seen no more. This is my first brush with mites. They are horrible and vile little bugs that have helped open my eyes to the fact that I need to have processes in place for situations like this. So my question to you is what are your mite procedures? What do you use to treat them? Do you treat preventably or only when you find mites? Have you had horrible infestations that have spread over your collection or just on individual animals? Have you never had to deal with mites?