|I opened my kitchen utensil drawer last night and found a big ol' cockroach skittering amongst my knives, spatulas, etc.
Because I am a monster, I sprayed it with First Force Multi-Purpose Insect Killer which features d-allethrin, d-phenothrin and tetramethrin.
Some contents of the drawer (knives, spatulas, bottle opener etc) were sprayed directly, and I am assuming that everything else in the drawer came into contact with the spray as well to some degree, just by virtue of proximity. While some items are all metal, a few are plastic (pancake flipper, ladle, citrus fruit peeler, dry measuring cups), silicone, rubber (wine bottle stupper) and one knife has a wooden handle.
Question: Can I properly clean these items so that they are safe for kitchen use and contact with food? How? I put everything into a bucket with dish soap and hot water last night, and that's as far as I got. Heading out to buy some rubber gloves in case the answer is, 'Wash everything thoroughly'.
Bonus question: What is the best way to clean out the drawer and make it non-toxic?
I'm in Sydney if it matters. Thanks in advance!