Crocus Heads Being Broken And Eaten By Squirrels - Knowledgebase Question

No. Chelmsford, MA
Question by cbrander3
March 14, 2000
Help! My crocus which are just blooming seem to be broken and eaten by squirrels, tulip heads being eaten by squirrels -- what should I do?

Answer from NGA
March 14, 2000


These critters (and others) really seem to enjoy those tasty morsels! Here are a few things to try, with varying hopes for success. You can build a wire mesh cage over top of the beds to keep them out, or spray with repellents made expressly for the purpose or try home-made concoctions of garlic and/or red pepper. A pet dog or cat on patrol can help to chase them away, and last but not least, plant extra in the hopes they will miss some.

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