Below is part of an email that was sent to a UK-based help column (yes, theyâre reach is international! They too have eight legs, just like spiders. Wood mites often invade a snake tank if it contains wood-based substrate, such as from aspen or bark. A bioluminescent wood mite. All Rights Reserved. The most widely recognized biting mite is known as the scabies, mange, or itch mite. All mite treatment regimens should begin with a comprehensive consultation with a medical professional. Most mites do not bite humans, but they may bite if they remain on a personâs skin. They also donât pose a threat to pet snakes- they only have an interest if the snake take contains wood-based substrate. Obviously, you need to get rid of any mold you might find, but just as important is finding the source of the moisture. I say âlowlyâ because despite its being hardy, and hard to eradicate, we seem to pay it little mind. They are transmitted from other snakes. 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