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Learn to Use Eggshells as Organic Pest Control

Pest control often requires using a variety of products to control moderate to severe infestations. Natural, organic products can also be used to prevent and resolve minor problems. Eggshells, for example, are a natural pest control option that you can use to control crawling insects. This Easter, save the eggshells that you normally throw away to prevent pests on your property. Read on to learn m

Pest control often requires using a variety of products to control moderate to severe infestations. Natural, organic products can also be used to prevent and resolve minor problems. Eggshells, for example, are a natural pest control option that you can use to control crawling insects. This Easter, save the eggshells that you normally throw away to prevent pests on your property. Read on to learn more!

Prepare the Eggshells

Hard-boil and peel the egg, or save the eggshells from your normal cooking routine. You will be making powder with these shells. You can rinse the eggshells if you want to save them for a few days before making the powder, but make sure to remove the membrane inside the shell before rinsing it. After you have plenty of eggshells, put the shells in a blender or food processor, and grind them into a fine powder. If a blender or food processor isn’t available, place the eggshells in a sealable plastic bag. Use a rolling pin or another object to roll over the eggshells and crush them into fine pieces.

Why Eggshells Work

Eggshells help control crawling insects by causing dehydration. Eggshells are an ideal method of pest control for soft-bodied insects, like slugs or snails. To control slugs and other soft-bodied insects, spread the powder around the base of the affected plants. Monitor the area for signs of pests after applying the eggshells. You should begin to see fewer insects within a few days.

Eggshells also effectively control Japanese beetles. To kill beetles, place the powdered eggshells in a shaker-style bottle, such as a clean salt or cheese shaker. Inspect the plants, and sprinkle the powdered eggshells directly onto each beetle that you find.

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