What is the best bait to trap a raccoon?
Fatty meats and the sweet foods are the right baits to use in the
live traps and they should be used to lure the raccoons in the cage.
Raccoon is opportunist eater and it can eat different foods but the
ones that are favored are food of high sugars or fats. The sugary
foods are known to be the right one to use while using the live
raccoon trap since they do target the raccoons and they will not
attract unwanted animals.
To bait the raccoons, you should use watermelon, marshmallows,
vegetables coated with sugar or honey, sweet corn, cooked fatty
meat, fish (canned, smoked and fresh) wet cat food and crisp bacon.
Choosing the best bait is just one step to catch the bait but you
should also learn about where to place the bait. The right
placement, force the raccoons to enter into the trap with the tail
and the body, encourages raccoon to step on the trigger and the
right position should be taken into consideration in terms of the
type of trap.
To make sure that the raccoon does not knock down the trap, it
should be secured through placing it at a brick or add the weight
over the trap. The user may create the trail of the bait from
outside and it should lead the raccoon in a trap. The user should
always put on the gloves while baiting a trap because the raccoon
will be wary of the scent of the humans. Wild animals are not the
ones that can be kept as pets in homes. These are also not allowed
to be entered in homes, attic, or any place where the human are to
move about. This is just because of the threats and dangers which is
caused by the wild animal’s presence. Most of the time, people may
choose to use the trap but they may end up trapping other animals.
People can catch animals that they did not target in the first
place. The pets may also be caught and they may die because of
dehydration and exhaustion if they are not taken out faster.
Even by using the best bait, the people may end up not catching
anything if they do not have the right experience. The right trap
has to be set at the ground and it should not have any defect. It
needs to have the best pan tension and it should be set at the
ground without having to wobble. It has to be set in the area that
the raccoons like to explore or to travel.
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