I am currently working for a non-profit nature conservation. We have a small zoo that has a rather large reptile collection. About a week ago, the black rat snake started showing signs of a mite infestation. Today, I noticed the Irian Jaya has is shedding oddly, asked the other keeper about it and he said he is often shedding lately. I started looking closer at him and noticed discoloration on his back. I then checked the water dish and sure enough saw mites in the water. I proceeded to clean and completely sanitize his enclosure, replace all substrate with newspaper and removed all decor for sanitation. I also checked the Northern Blue Tongue and he does not seem to have them, but did find one in his water dish. Did the same to his enclosure as I did the Irian Jaya. Question is, what is the best way to treat a skink for mites? And is it possible for them to get snake mites? They are kept in the same room as the rat snake, so it seems logical to occur. Since it is a non-profit, just trying to find a way to treat the mites without spending a lot of money out of pocket.