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Q&A: Squirrels Eating Bulbs




Question: How do I keep the squirrels from digging up and eating my newly
planted bulbs ?

Answer: Squirrels consider tulip bulbs to be the equivalent of candy. There
are several things you can try, but if there are a lot of squirrels where
you live it may be better to plant daffodils instead. You can try:
1. dipping the bulbs in a mole and rodent repellent just prior to planting;
2. applying a repellent spray to the mulch over the planting area;
3. watering the area repeatedly immediately after planting to settle the soil well;
4. covering the area with wire mesh or old window screens to cage them out;
5. or encase the bulbs in wire mesh cages before burying them;
6. you can add a moth ball to each planting hole just below the soil line. The moth ball will mask the scent of the tulip bulb and keep the squirrels away..





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