Baiting for Critter Trapping

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Do you have a wildlife issue around your house? Identifying the pests causing the problem is important. Once you know what type of animal you are dealing with, you can consult with professional to determine how best to handle the situation. One approach they may use is critter trapping to solve things on your property.

Baiting for Critter Trapping

Professionals will know how to approach the situation for the best outcome. Here are a few things the pros will know how to do critter trapping correctly:

  • Get the Right Traps – Tiny little mouse traps can catch chipmunks that are digging up your landscaping, but they aren’t going to do anything for racoons. Likewise, racoon traps work well for opossums, too, but they are way too large for mice. Using the right size and type of trap is key.
  • Position the Traps – It’s important to place the traps in quiet places that are farther away from the activity in your house. That’s where the pests like to congregate. Traps should be put near a water source and on a flat, level surface. This is more likely to yield success in critter trapping.
  • Bait the Traps – Will a racoon just wander into a wire trap and get stuck? Probably not. But if you put food in that trap, he’ll go in for sure. A pro will know what kind of bait will work best depending on the type of critter involved.
  • Safety is Key – Some people are tempted to try critter trapping as a DIY venture, but keep in mind that these animals are dangerous. They bite and will fight back if you approach them in the wrong manner. Pros have the right equipment and know-how to handle critter trapping without risking injury. You can safely steer clear of the whole process.

Call our professionals at Wild Science Solutions if you need help with trapping any critters around your home!