Oftentimes I get asked the questions what do raccoons eat? What is a good raccoon trap? What's the best bait to catch a raccoon? My answer is pretty simple: what do you have around your house? Raccoons 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 raccoons have learned what to eat around urban areas like cities and suburbs. What do raccoons eat? Raccoons eat trash, raccoons eat garbage, raccoons eat cat food, raccoons eat dog food. Raccoons can eat just about anything. Their digestive systems have learned how to adapt given their changes in diet and changes in environment. If the raccoon is used to eating the trash out of your garbage, go ahead and take your raccoon trap and use the garbage as raccoon 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 raccoon in that trap. If the garbage in the truck didn't do the trick, for the best raccoon bait go ahead and try cat food. Cat food is a great raccoon bait to use when trapping raccoons 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 raccoon bait, I personally love using oatmeal cream cookies as raccoon bait; they are one of the best raccoon baits because they're made with marshmallows and sugar. Raccoons have a sweet tooth; raccoons 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 raccoon trap. The marshmallows will be a great raccoon lure. Ultimately if you want to get rid of raccoons you need to start doing raccoon trapping. That is the first and best way to do so. In order to do trapping you need to know what raccoons eat. If you can figure out what your raccoon is eating and you can place that bait in the back of the trap, you will be able to get rid of raccoons in your attic. Raccoon habitats of changed largely over the past 25 years with a growing population construction and new development, the previous raccoon habitat is no longer the woods, in the wildlife or the in the wildland. Make sure you adapt your trapping methods to New Age raccoon removal tips in order to use the right raccoon 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 raccoon!