When you have unwanted wildlife or the stray domestic animals, the only solution may be to capture them and to remove them. There are many types of the animal traps that exist but the cage traps is one of the most popular since it is effective and it is also safe to be used when people and the pets are around. However, everything is not that easy especially if you have to deal with the animal that has become shy when it comes to the cages. The following are some of the steps to take to ensure that everything is ok as you wish.
Get the right size for the animal. Even if the squirrel maybe caught easily in the raccoon-sized trap, the reverse is not going to be true. When you have a problem with the squirrel, it may work better if you use the squirrel sized trap. You should not get a bigger trap and think that it is going to work.
Put the cage in the area where you know that the animals may pass often. When the raccoons like to go into the sweet corn, use the trap in the sweet corn. When the opossum live under your porch, put the trap under such porch. You should choose the right bait in order to rule the pesky animals within the cage. There is nothing like the universal bait but the peanut butter may be closer. The lost puppies, stray cats, skunks, opossum, raccoons and squirrels will love them.
The bait has to be positioned within the cage and the animals should step within the trigger panel in order to get to the item. There are animals that may be expert in stealing the bait. Thwart the smarties through wiring the bait and to put some of the bait into the excavated area under a trap. The extra careful animals may track down the bait and you should put some sample outside in order to trap the feast found inside. Sometime the animals that you are targeting may be shy or they may be active only overnight, dusk or down. When you do not catch the animal you want in 24, consider taking the trap somewhere else.
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