Provent-a-mite™ is the only product that is approved by the EPA & USDA for use with all species of reptiles, including tortoises. Some other products illegally make this claim when the product is only EPA approved for use with snakes or not EPA approved for use with reptiles at all.
With an application rate for Provent-a-mite™ of only 1 sec/ft2 compared to a rate of 4 sec/ft2 (4 times more based on manufactures label dosage rates) required with some other products, Provent-a-mite™ uses much less to treat an enclosure per application and will continue to remain effective for 30 days or more, making it less expensive than any other product to eradicate an infestation.
Provent-a-mite™ is specifically formulated for use with all reptiles and has been extensively tested to be sure it will not pose any health risk to a reptile, either acutely or chronically when used as directed. No other product has our patented formula and many other formulas, despite any claim, do use chemicals that may potentially harm your animals. Since all formulas are a trade secret, there is no way to tell. Only by using an EPA registered product specifically approved for use with all reptiles will you have the assurance and peace of mind that the product will not cause any adverse effects.
No current product can make any claim that it will kill eggs. Provent-a-mite™ is the only product that is proven to provide long-term residual protection, so it will kill any larval mites or ticks when they hatch and try to infest your reptiles. All other products quickly break down, becoming ineffective soon after drying.
Provent-a-mite™ uses a water based formula, instead of a solvent based mixture and has been tested extensively and used successfully for more than 25 years by leading zoos, breeders and hobbyists worldwide, assuring it will not create any health risk to your animals when used as directed.