Introduction: How to Keep Bugs Out of Office Plants

Fun fact: Office pencils are made from cedar, and most bugs that are attracted to indoor plants have a natural aversion to it.

Step 1: Grab Your Supplies!

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You will need the following supplies.
  • Your office plant
  • Pencil(s)
  • A pencil sharpener

Step 2: Sharpen Your Pencil.

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Sharpen a pencil to collect its shreds.

Step 3: Add Your Pencil Shreds to Your Plant.

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Add your pencil shreds to your office plant. Make sure that your shreds go in the potted soil. BONUS: Not only will your pencil shreds deter bugs, but they are also compostable! So, you are upcycling.

Comments

Orngrimm (author)2015-12-08

Wow.. The more you know.

Thanks for this cool 'ible! Will start doing that with my pots at home.

GetGarveys (author)Orngrimm2015-12-08

Agreed. It's all about being a sponge. :)

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2015-12-08

Fun life hack.

Thanks! :)

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