As Bayou Boy is a 100% organic and natural product do I have to worry about bacterial or fungal contamination?
Bayou Boy Loose Substrate and Premium Reptile Mat are heat treated during production to kill all pathogenic bacteria and fungi. Microbiologic tests by an accredited veterinary diagnostic laboratory revealed the absence of all fungi and Gram negative pathogenic bacteria following heat treatment. Pathogenic Gram negative bacteria such as Salmonella, Citrobacter, E. coli, Proteus, Morganella, and Providencia, Enterobacter, Klebsiella, Pseudomonas, Aeromonas, Plesiomonas, and Pasteurella are all readily destroyed by heat treatment. The only microbes to survive this process were a few types Gram positive endospore forming rods of the genus Bacillus that occur naturally in all soils and are not known to cause disease in reptiles. Gram positive bacteria are considered to be normal microbial flora of reptiles. All Bayou Boy products are pathogen free.