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What is the best bait to trap a wild animal?

The basic of trapping the wild animal is to use the bait within the trap that it is being used. This is the same regardless if you are using a cage trap or a lethal trap since it will make it easy to trap the animal that you want. The type of the bait that can succeed starts from the common foods or the commercially sold bait that will be better. However, you have to keep in mind that not all the animals are going to respond the same for one type of the bait. It is important to tailor the trap to the bait in order to match the wild animals that you are looking to catch.



The reason why people use the bait in their animal traps is that it will increase chance to catch the animal that you are targeting. The traps are not always subtle and when the bait is used, it will reduce the wariness of the animal towards the trap that it is made by the men. This is important if you are looking to catch the animal successfully and if the animal is trap shy or if it is elusive or too clever.

There are the common types of the bait that may be used by many trappers and they include meat, vegetables and fruit. The type of the food used may attract different types of the animal into the trap. There is some bait that has been produced commercially and they have been designed to attract a certain type of the species and they may be worth trying when you are not happy with the traditional bait. The poison can also be used as the bait but this has to be avoided in many cases. Sometime when the animal eat it, it may be hard to know where it went to die and it can be risky to other animals, pets and children.

The meat is considered to be the best bait in many cases since many animals eat meat like bobcats, coyote, rats and raccoons. The meat can be cat food, rabbit, chicken or the meat that turned bad since the smell is stronger. Go back to the How to get rid of wildlife home page.

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