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.

Task 1: Grab your supplies!

How to Keep Bugs Out of Office Plants

You will need the following supplies.

  • Your office plant
  • Pencil(s)
  • A pencil sharpener

Task 2: Sharpen your pencil.

How to Keep Bugs Out of Office Plants

Sharpen a pencil to collect its shreds.

Task 3: Add your pencil shreds to your plant.

How to Keep Bugs Out of Office Plants

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.

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