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!

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

Step 2: Sharpen Your Pencil.

Sharpen a pencil to collect its shreds.

Step 3: Add Your Pencil Shreds to Your Plant.

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.


Orngrimm made it! (author)2015-12-08

Wow.. The more you know.

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

GetGarveys made it! (author)GetGarveys2015-12-08

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

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

Fun life hack.

GetGarveys made it! (author)GetGarveys2015-12-08

Thanks! :)

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Bio: Garvey's Office Products is the largest family-owned office supply dealer in Illinois. We are the nice guys in office supplies!
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