treating mite infestation and egg consumption

Varawick

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Can you eat the eggs after using dusting powder for a mite infestation?

I just found this information on another Canadian Site-

If you wash the eggs to make sure there's none on the eggs before they are cracked it shouldn't get into the egg.....carbaryl is a topical, it stays on the surface of the bird, it's not metabolized by the bird so shouldn't be deposited INTO the egg just from dusting a bird. but if it's in the bedding it can get onto the outside of the egg, then if the egg is cracked without washing it could contaminate the egg.
I have dusted birds and then eaten their eggs but i wash all my eggs, even those going into cartons for later....just in case.

Thoughts/opinions?
 
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aart

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Depends on how you feel about possibly/probably ingesting chemicals.
Carbaryl (Sevin) -lifetime withdrawal per FARAD​
 

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