Mixing with wildlife repellent flowers
Our advise for repelling rodents and deer, is to plant tulips along with crown imperial (Fritillaria Imperialis), alliums or daffodils. However, there's always a chance of some critter braving your defenses to get to the delicious tulips.
It's not the prettiest, but surrounding the planting area with a mesh or some other see-through barrier will keep more out. If you try repellents, make sure to spray after each rain shower, because the repellents are scent based and get washed away.