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The grey-white feces of the parasites
will be visible on the skin of the lizard and later the
black pinhead sized mites will be seen moving around.
Generally the mites will bite the softer
skin of its host which is below the scales. The most common
consequence of a mite infestation is
the stress and weakness from itching. However in some
cases it can be much more serious as they can cause perforations
in the skin of the lizard. If the mite infestation is
extremely bad death can result.
If a mite infestation has already occured before
you obtain the lizard it will be necessary to bath your
lizard in a 0.2% Neguvon solution for several hours.
If the mites have been on the lizard while in its terrarium
it is also necessary to clean the entire enclosure.
Mites are concealed very easily in plants and
decorations within the terrarium so pay particular attention
to those areas. Again it is recommended to use a 0.2%
Neguvon solution and spray this into the cage. After
two weeks it will be necessary to repeat the process
to ensure the extermination of the mites.
Caution: Neguvon should not be used on Geckos with
larger skin wounds as they generally will not be able
to tolerate this.