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?