Asked on Oct 6, 2017

How do I keep squirrels from eating my flower bulbs?

Tami DeanRoxanegPgl


Last year I tried cayenne pepper and garlic powder, and they still ate nearly all the tulip bulbs. We're planting daffodils instead this year, as they seem to not like those as much. I want to be sure, though. What to do?

4 answers
  • Pgl
    on Oct 6, 2017

    Plant your bulbs after the last may have to wait until next year for blooms. Or place screen or rabbit wire over them and cover with about 1 1/2 inches of soil leave , just pull up the screen in early spring.
  • Roxaneg
    on Oct 6, 2017

    Have you tried using chicken wire over the bulbs? Or planting them in a wire basket?

    I tend to plant my bulbs deeper than recommended since I;m living in Squirrel City, USA as well. I plant tulips at least 3x the height of the bulb and make sure I leave nothing behind to attract the little buggers . . . eh, squirrels. I usually mulch everything once it's cold so the squirrels and mice don't have a nice cozy spot to burrow in.
  • Tami Dean
    on Oct 6, 2017

    Try putting tooth picks around them in the dirt. It will hurt their little feet.
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