Squirrels Eating Crocus,daffodils,narcissus - Knowledgebase Question

Canton, MA
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?


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Answer from NGA
April 1, 2001

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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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