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Today’s Topic: 

Who are the top 5 garden critters eating your garden bulbs?

In this podcast, you’ll hear the top 5 garden animals eating and damaging your garden bulbs.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Top 5 garden critters that are eating your garden bulbs.
  • Common ways to deter each of these critters from eating your garden bulbs.
  • Resources and links for more information.

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The Top 5 Garden Critters Eating Your Garden Bulbs

Ornamental bulbs are some of the most beautiful plants and flower out there. And, …. there are many garden critters out there that damage and want to eat your bulbs. Sure, not all bulbs are tasty to garden critters, but they don’t need to eat them to damage them or stop them from flowering. Critters will nibble, rip, and even pull your bulbs out of planting holes to bury their own nuts and other foods can happen, too. Well, who are these critters? Here are the top 5 perpetrators:

They are:

  1. Squirrels

  2. Mice

  3. Voles

  4. Chipmunks, and

  5. Gophers.


Moles, surprisingly, don’t eat bulbs, but can dislodge them and create tunnels for these other critters to find their way to your bulbs.


Deterrents for these Critters (repeated application required)

Generally, each of these bulb marauders can be deterred by:



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Find out the top 5 garden critters that are eating your garden bulbs on this quick garden minute podcast.