protect bulbs from moles/voles

Asked October 1, 2016, 12:21 AM EDT

what can one do to protect against moles eating tulip bulbs? can u treat the bulbs with something?

Buchanan County Missouri moles horticulture

1 Response

Moles do not typically eat tulip bulbs. It is voles that eat the bulbs. I don't know of any treatments for the bulbs however you can work to get rid of the voles. Here is the MU Guide G6445 Controlling Voles in Horticulture Plantings and Orchards http://extension.missouri.edu/p/G9445 This guide gives some good ideas on how to control them.