In many cases, a wild animal won’t go in the trap immediately after placement. Here are four tips to help entice a stubborn animal.
- Get animals acquainted with the trap. Instead of setting the trap right away, give the animal time to get familiar with the trap so it doesn’t view the trap as a threat. After the bait has been disturbed, set the trap.
- Camouflage the trap. By covering the top with leaves or twigs, you’ll make it look less obtrusive and more like a natural part of the environment. Some animals may even view a well-disguised trap as a potential shelter.
- Choose the right bait. If the animal won’t go in the trap, you might want to reevaluate the attractiveness of the bait you’re using.
- Place the trap strategically. Be sure you’re placing the trap in an area the animal frequents. Look for telltale signs like animal droppings or places where animal damage is present.