Asked by: Malissa Reisswig
asked in category: General Last Updated: 18th June, 2020

Do squirrels eat marigold flowers?

They're not eating the marigolds, so they just leave the stems (with flower bud and leaves intact) laying on the ground. The only animals that have access to this garden are squirrels and a possible stray cat that hangs around this area.

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Beside this, do squirrels eat marigold plants?

Marigolds Keep Squirrels Out of Your Garden We have an abundance of wild critters to deal with, namely squirrels, rabbits, ground hogs, raccoons, deer, etc. On the other sides of the garden, as well as all in between, are marigold plants. Since they don't like the smell of marigolds, they do not venture into the area.

Also Know, do squirrels eat flowers? Known for nibbling nuts and gobbling birdseed, squirrels also like feasting on garden seedlings, fruits, berries, flowers, leaves, and tree buds. Like other rodents, squirrels have long incisor teeth that never stop growing, so they tend to gnaw on all sorts of materials to keep those teeth on the short side.

Subsequently, question is, what animals eat marigold flowers?

Though birds don't commonly eat marigold flowers, birds, especially crows and blackbirds, will tear marigold flowers apart for no apparent reason, although they are likely looking for insects. To protect your marigolds, cover them with a net or a cage.

How do I keep squirrels from eating my marigolds?

Spray marigolds that have been chewed on with a commercial spray made of capsaicin or thiram. You can also mix a hot sauce spray by combing a bottle of hot sauce with a gallon of water. Apply the repellant spray of choice liberally to your afflicted marigolds, and recoat them often.

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