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Turns Out Daffodil Flowers Double As A Powerful Rat Repellent
Rats can cause serious damage to both your home and garden, but one plant they avoid is the daffodil. Daffodils not only deter rats with their scent but are toxic to them as well.
Daffodils contain lycorine, a toxic alkaloid, and sharp oxalate crystals that cause irritation when touched. Use caution, as they are also harmful to other animals and children.
If rats are destroying your garden, plant daffodils in pots or in the ground nearby. To keep rats out of your home, grow daffodils beside entryways and windows.
Daffodils should be planted in sunny areas with well-draining soil, keeping 4 to 6 inches of space between bulbs. Plant them in autumn so they can begin sprouting in the spring.