Stop citters from eating my tulips blub - Knowledgebase Question

Tipton, Io
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Question by mbyerly73
September 27, 2008
I have read somewhere there is something you can put on or shake bulbs in to keep citter(vole, squirral)from eating the bulbs. Can you tell me what it is?

Answer from NGA
September 27, 2008
Squirrels can be so destructive sometimes! You might try using one of the spray-on repellents labeled for squirrels, be sure to apply and reapply per the label directions. Another option might be to cover the ground/pot with wire mesh fencing like chicken wire until the plants begin to come up. Some gardeners find that dipping the bulbs in a rodent repellent such as Ropel just prior to planting helps prevent the digging. Some gardeners also report success with feeding the squirrels as a means of keeping them fed without resorting to eating garden plantings. I hope this gives you some ideas.

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