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    I have a bottle of "Schults Houseplant and Garden Insect Spray".

    Active Ingredients are:
    Pyrethrin... 0.02%
    * Piperonyl Butoxide, Technical... 0.20%
    "Other Ingredients"... 98.78%

    Has a huge wall of warnings but says it's safe for vegetables.

    I have an annoying set of little white/brown bugs in with my live LFS (+ various seeds)... I'd like to get rid of them, because I believe they are part of the reason that my cobra lily seeds aren't germinating in that container, but I'd hate to spritz that container with this spray only to see a bunch of dead LFS in there next week...

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    The little bugs are most likely springtails. You'll just be wasting your time trying to get rid of them as they'll just come back until you poison your media so much that it becomes a toxic dump.

    Springtails eat decaying matter so they shouldn't have any effect on seed germination.
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