Eggshells as Organic Pest Control

Crush eggshells into small pieces and sprinkle them on top of the soil. Slugs, cutworms, and other insects are put off by the crunch when they crawl over the sharp edges and will leave for softer pastures. You can also toss the crushed shells into your compost heap. They break down quickly and give your plants a much-needed dose of calcium, which can help with bottom-end rot, a calcium deficiency found in some plants. 

The smell of eggs will also deter deer.

Source via Popular Mechanichs

Crushing eggshells for pest control is as easy as tossing your empty eggshells into a food processor for a few seconds or just rolling them under a bottle or rolling pin. After the eggshells are crushed, sprinkle them around the areas in your garden where you are having problems with slugs and other crawling pests.

Using eggshells in the garden is a great way to make use of something that would normally just get thrown out. You can put eggshells in compost, in soil or use them as a kind of organic insecticide, which means that not only are you helping reduce trash, but helping your garden too.

Source via Gardening Know How


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16 thoughts on “Eggshells as Organic Pest Control

  1. Can I sprinkle the ground egg shells right on my blooming roses? The Japanese beetles eat holes in the roses and this year was the worst. There are no sprays I have tried everything.

    1. I could not find any website with natural solution for the roses, just hand picking them and drowning them in soapy water. Other than that just as prevention they advice to invest in beetle bag traps.

  2. Pest command is actually a principal worry on the subject of caring for your property and people who reside in it. Regretably, pests can be exceptionally perseverant with regards to attaining entry into your house and taking up home.

    1. I have read that to, I don’t think it makes a difference. Doesn’t harm the calcium unless is very veery hot, but also doesn’t improve anything. Just dry them up and crush them so the soil gets the calcium and still use them as pesticide.

      Thank you for reading and for your comment!

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