Oftentimes I get asked the questions what do possums eat? What is a good possum trap? What's the best bait to catch a possum? My answer is pretty simple: what do you have around your house? Possums of learn how to adapt to an urban environment; this simply means that they no longer need to scavenge in the trees or dig up your lawn in order to find grub. What it means is that possums have learned what to eat around urban areas like cities and suburbs. What do possums eat? Possums eat trash, possums eat garbage, possums eat cat food, possums eat dog food. Possums can eat just about anything. Their digestive systems have learned how to adapt given their changes in diet and changes in environment. If the possum is used to eating the trash out of your garbage, go ahead and take your possum trap and use the garbage as possum bait. In the back of the truck, load the bed with garbage, set the trap near your garbage and chances are next morning when you wake up you will have a possum in that trap. If the garbage in the truck didn't do the trick, for the best possum bait go ahead and try cat food. Cat food is a great possum bait to use when trapping possums in your general home and property. Every now and then you might capture a cat with cat food.
If you do, simply open the trap and let the cat out and reset the trap using another possum bait, I personally love using oatmeal cream cookies as possum bait; they are one of the best possum baits because they're made with marshmallows and sugar. Possums have a sweet tooth; possums like sweet baked oatmeal cream pies. Another great lure that works very well is marshmallows. Take a handful of marshmallows and lightly sprinkle them around the trap, in the trap and a lot of marshmallows in the back of the possum trap. The marshmallows will be a great possum lure. Ultimately if you want to get rid of possums you need to start doing possum trapping. That is the first and best way to do so. In order to do trapping you need to know what possums eat. If you can figure out what your possum is eating and you can place that bait in the back of the trap, you will be able to get rid of possums in your attic. Possum habitats of changed largely over the past 25 years with a growing population construction and new development, the previous possum habitat is no longer the woods, in the wildlife or the in the wildland. Make sure you adapt your trapping methods to New Age possum removal tips in order to use the right possum bait in order to capture that nuisance animal. If you have any questions my name is Brendan Mangnitz at centurianwildlife.com. Give me a call if you would like me to help you trap that pesky possum!