HELP! Spilled Used Fly Trap Contents All Over Myself (cross posted)
Save your hysterical laughter for later, right now I need to know how to unstink mysefl!
As title says, I spilled the nasty used contents of a Milk Jug fly trap on me. I did a mighty fine job of it too. The jug was old (the sun degrades them enough in 3-4 months they turn brittle) & it cracked open as I was carrying it. It is all down my arm, my hand, my pants, & my shoe.
The MSDS sheet says soap & water, & then alcohol.
I have repeatedly washed myself until I am bright pink, & my skin still stinks. I mean I really, realy stink. I've even scrubbed with the green scrubby side of a kitchen sponge.
I am scared to death to throw my clothes in the washer as I do not want to contaminate my washer.
My favorite Ryka slip on shoes for daily wear, I think they shall have to be trashed. They are washable, but I have washed them so often already I think one more wash & the insides will fall out.
HOW DO I GET THE STINK OUT?! Of me, & the clothes, & maybe the shoes too? Help! Help! Help! How do I uncontaminate the washing machine?
This shall be one of those remember when stories:
When you spilled the fly trap & stunk for a week! *Hystercial laughter all around.* And we had to throw out the washing machine! We wanted to throw you out too, but you own the place...Wouldn't be seen with her in public....*More hysterical laughter.*
I keep reciting my screen name, This Too Shall Pass." *head desk*
A huge thanks in advance for any helpful advice.
Copied this over from Off Course. MY THANKS TO ALL
Everyone, I cannot thank you enough for all the suggestions. I am extremely grateful.
The clothes & shoes, I have no idea how they shall turn out at this point. They are soaking in soup of combined suggestions.
My keyboard keys seem okay after cleaing with alcohol. My pricey mouse, alcohol & lemon do not seem to have worked. It has some sort of rubber "grips," not just hard plastic like the keyboard. I think the mouse may have to go bye-bye.
The bathtub is soaking in an incredible amount of bleach. Have the bathroom window open.
Me, I smell so much better than originally, though I do still have an "aroma." Quite frankly, I am still feeling a bit nauseated too, but this too shall pass.
EVERYONE LEARN FROM MY HIDEOUS LESSON! Do not leave the milk jugs out there too long! Change them out monthly (or sooner if full), whether they need it or not. The plastic degrades over time, all the faster in straight southern sun. Avoid my less than pleasant experience of today!
IMPORTANT SAFETY TIP: I save the original milk jug lids to recap the jugs as I change them out, to keep the contents from spilling out. BUT! And this is a really important BUT, make sure you punch a hole or make a slit in the lid before recapping with the dead fly contents inside. As the dead bodies do gas off! *seriously* If this now recapped jug cannot "breathe," the jug WILL explode. You do not ever want to find out first hand how hideous this stench is! The trash company was so pissed off at me as the trash can hideously stank forever more & attracted flies like crazy. They finally gave me a new trash can. (That happened last year.)
(Yeah, my learning curve has been a little rough. )
Will I continue to use milk jug fly traps. Yes. I really like being able to recap the jug to help avoid stinky stench spills, verses the mess of emptying out the refillable kind of traps. Sure cannot blame anyone for chickening out & using the trap & toss varities though. But be careful when disposing that they do not spill/leak all over in your trash can!
Good luck everyone, & lord knows you never want to go through what I did today.
Again, I am so grateful for all the suggestions.