- Feb 18, 2015
I've just noticed that my Blaberus craniifer enclosure has become infested with mites. This is my first time encountering mites, and seeing they've found me, this won't be the last time. The mites are palish in color and seem to congregate on the bodies of the roaches. They can climb smooth surfaces. I've no idea if they're grain mites or not, but that's not what I'm concerned about. I found several dead nymphs, all of the covered in mites. I have no idea if its the mites causing the deaths, but I guess it's better safe than sorry. What would you suggest I do? I'm considering relocating every roach to a new enclosure with different substrate, but seeing as the mites like to live on the roaches I doubt I'd be able to get the roaches away from the mites. What should I do? Do you think it's the mites harming the roaches?