Gladiolus
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Gladiolus plants

Zone Alma, West Virginia 26320 | [email protected] added on August 15, 2016 | Answered

My Glads look great and are ready to bloom but I noticed this morning that something is eating the buds before they can open. Do you know what pest does this? I've searched and can find nothing, please help!

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Alisma
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Answered on August 16, 2016

This could be a squirrel or other four-legged critter. Squirrels unfortunately have a taste for Gladiolus. Here is some advice:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/get-rid-squirrels.htm

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