Should I keep my eggs?

krodgers

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so we have some fruit flies and have been trying to kill them with Hot Shot spray. I didn’t even think about all the eggs sitting out on the counter. I’m sure they’ve been dusted by the spray since we’ve been using it for a few days now. Since eggs are porous, I’m not sure if the bug spray got into the eggs. Should I toss them? Will the bloom keep the spray out?
 

drewskimac

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I can't say that I can give you a definitive answer to whether or not the bloom kept the spray out. I would say that it's better to be safe than sorry, and if you really don't want to waste them you could always try hatching them!
 

Chickiemom25

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use soapy water with apple cider vinegar in it for the fruit flies. Hard to say about the eggs without knowing how much spray... if the eggs still have bloom on them I would venture to eat them.
 

drewskimac

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use soapy water with apple cider vinegar in it for the fruit flies. Hard to say about the eggs without knowing how much spray... if the eggs still have bloom on them I would venture to eat them.

I can second that the apple cider vinegar and soapy water does work! The smell gets on my nerves a bit but it's better than having fruit flies everywhere.
 

bobbi-j

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I skip the water and just use straight ACV with some dishsoap in it for fruit flies. I use a pint or 1/2 Mason jar with a lid that has holes poked in it so the flies can go in, but don't find their way back out.

I don't have an answer for the eggs. Depending on how many times I've sprayed, how much drifted onto the eggs, I might throw them.
 

aart

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I skip the water and just use straight ACV with some dishsoap in it for fruit flies. I use a pint or 1/2 Mason jar with a lid that has holes poked in it so the flies can go in, but don't find their way back out.
I just set a funnel in top of jar...don't even need dish soap, just the acv.

so we have some fruit flies and have been trying to kill them with Hot Shot spray. I didn’t even think about all the eggs sitting out on the counter. I’m sure they’ve been dusted by the spray since we’ve been using it for a few days now. Since eggs are porous, I’m not sure if the bug spray got into the eggs. Should I toss them? Will the bloom keep the spray out?
What does the spray bottle say about contact with food?
What is the active ingredient?
 

RUNuts

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Use hairspray if you have a cloud of them. Much safer. Stiffens their little wings up.

Then take out the compost. That usually helps a bunch.
 

oregonkat

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so we have some fruit flies and have been trying to kill them with Hot Shot spray. I didn’t even think about all the eggs sitting out on the counter. I’m sure they’ve been dusted by the spray since we’ve been using it for a few days now. Since eggs are porous, I’m not sure if the bug spray got into the eggs. Should I toss them? Will the bloom keep the spray out?
If you dont want to eat them, cook them up and feed them to your chickens. They will love them.
 

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