Can the mites from plants infect reptiles? I just recently got a new plant, a dracaena, and while I haven't seen any mites on it I've noticed one very tiny black bug crawling through Nagini's tank on two separate occasions today. I'm going to go ahead and sterilize everything and get some mite spray tomorrow. I haven't noticed any mites on Nagini, she was just fed tonight so I haven't had the chance to look just now. The new dracaena is the only thing I can think of that could have brought anything into the house.