The Hypoaspis mite has proved to be an effective predator to the pest mites that typically infect reptile enclosures – outdoor pits in particular.
Indoor enclosures are usually found to be too hot and dry for Hypoaspis to thrive, consequently it is recommended that the temperature should be lowered and the humidity raised should there be no alternative to keeping the reptile indoors. These revised ambient conditions are generally better for the reptile’s health as well. It is essential that the reptile’s bedding material is not kept “bone dry”. Hypoaspis are released into the same living enclosure as the reptile and should be used as a complementary treatment to the process of physically removing the pest mites from the reptiles body.