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  • How to keep squirrels from digging up plants?

  • The squirrels will usually stop digging once they reach the wire. This will protect your flowers and keep the squirrels from digging up your bulbs. Another simple solution to prevent squirrels from digging up plants is adding some decorative stones around plants.

  • How do I keep squirrels from eating my light bulbs?

  • One of the most fail-safe ways of protecting your bulbs from ravenous squirrels is to protect them with either chicken wire or hardware cloth. Hardware cloth is a metal mesh, much like chicken wire, except that it uses a smaller grid pattern, usually about 1/2 inch square.

  • Do squirrels like tulip bulbs?

  • Such materials can signal the attention of squirrels, who will start digging to see what other goodies you’ve left lying around for them. Squirrels are very fond of some bulbs, such as tulips and crocus, but other spring-blooming bulbs are not on their preferred menu.

  • How do you get rid of squirrels and chipmunks?

  • Repellents containing capsaicin work well against squirrels and chipmunks. Storebought products abound, or make a homemade version using a few teaspoons of hot-pepper sauce and a few drops of dish detergent (for stickiness) in a spray bottle of water.