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Q.When I Plant Spring Bulbs This Fall, Is There Anything I Can Do To Prevent Squirrels From Eating Them?

Zone Waterbury, CT 06708 | lllcatmom.wills added on September 1, 2021 | Answered

I’m not sure what other details to provide. In the past some of my spring bulbs have not bloomed. I guessed that they were destroyed by squirrels or other animals, so I wondered if there was anything that could be put with the bulbs to prevent that. I know squirrels do not like hot stuff, so I wondered if sprinkling hot pepper on the bulbs woould help. There are no photos of this problem to upload.

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Answered on September 2, 2021

Yes, that is a common method for keeping squirrels away! They do not like hot peppers, one bit. Though, one of these articles is about spraying fruit trees, it is still pertinent. These will help:




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