Squirrels Eating Crocus,daffodils,narcissus - Knowledgebase Question

Canton, MA
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Question by rweafer
April 1, 2001
I planted crocus, narcissus and daffodil bulbs in the fall. They have started to come up and the squirrels have eaten the new sprouts. What can I do to prevent this?

Answer from NGA
April 1, 2001
There are several things you can try. There are commercially formulated repellent sprays as well as home made ones based on garlic and/or red pepper. You can also make a wire mesh cage around the plants. Sometimes, if it is animals other than squirrels, spreading thorny branches among them will help. Some people also report success allowing a pet dog or cat to patrol the area.

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