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08-11-2012 12:11 AM  6 years agoPost 1
tzclark

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So I have a raccoon problem. We just finished redoing our yard, and spent a ton of money doing it. The raccoons are tearing up my sod and gardens looking for grubs. Other then making me angry about the yard it's making my wallet hurt as well with fixing.

My question is, what do you guys put in the live traps to entice? I googled it and they recommend just about anything but I wouldn't mind hearing first hand.

P.S the raccoon will not be leaving the trap alive.

I would rather be in a boat, with a drink on the rocks, then in the drink, with a boat on the rocks!

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08-11-2012 12:16 AM  6 years agoPost 2
bubba01

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Google is correct... Racoon's are omnivores and will eat just about anything.

I've used a potato chips with great success and it's easy. Tear open a small bag, insert bag in trap, recover trap with Racoon in the morning.


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08-11-2012 12:38 AM  6 years agoPost 3
LV2FLY

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Tuna they love it!

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08-11-2012 02:14 AM  6 years agoPost 4
jgunpilot

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First of all, if the animal is destructive, why live trap at all? I recommend a Johnny Stewart Raccoon Fight tape, a .22, and a head flashlight.

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08-11-2012 02:36 AM  6 years agoPost 5
Wave

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Skunks like to dig as well.

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08-11-2012 02:50 AM  6 years agoPost 6
AzHyper

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Call Ernie the Turtleman!

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08-11-2012 02:56 AM  6 years agoPost 7
Tyler Benson

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PROBLEM SOLVED!

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08-11-2012 03:18 AM  6 years agoPost 8
HotsHabit

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They love cat food!

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08-11-2012 03:52 AM  6 years agoPost 9
twostroke

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Raccoons are tearing up my yard
You may find this hard to believe,but marshmallows will catch raccoons quicker than anything. I trap them all of the time as I have fruit trees that they can't stay away from.

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08-11-2012 04:02 AM  6 years agoPost 10
Cowjock

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+1 on cat food. Canned cat food in a live trap. Works well, hope you don't catch a woods pussy.

Damn that ground is hard! When's the right time to get out of this money sucking hobby?

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08-11-2012 04:11 AM  6 years agoPost 11
Gary H

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Alpo chunky dog food mixed with Golden Malrin fly bait,& d-con for mice and rats. Put in shallow pan , add coke in pan, they just love it, but usually make only ABOUT 40 T0 50' away. By by coon !! Works every time. Old farm trick, Alpo float.

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08-11-2012 03:22 PM  6 years agoPost 12
balsabasher

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Make it look like a campsite with food in a container.
They will fight Yogi Bear for it!

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08-11-2012 03:53 PM  6 years agoPost 13
junkpilot

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Racoons
Sardines
Junkpilot

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08-11-2012 04:28 PM  6 years agoPost 14
Tag1260

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We used Twinkies!!!!

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08-11-2012 05:50 PM  6 years agoPost 15
classic

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I know for a fact they love watermelon!

Made a mistake and left a whole one on a picnic table at night.

Which is worse, ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care!

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08-12-2012 05:45 PM  6 years agoPost 16
JasonJ

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Live trap. Canned cat food, only crack the lid do not remove the lid and affix the can to the trap. I use a stiff wire and just run it from the trap bottom to the loop on the can lid. This way the inevitable cat that gets trapped can't eat the food. Other reason is raccoons are very smart. If you wire the can to the trap the raccoon tries to grab it and the shaking causes the trap to close. Otherwise the raccoon can go in and grab the can without trippig the trap. One trick if you are patient is to set the trap so it can't trip and put open food in for a few days so the coon gets used to going in the trap and eating. That requires patience which my customers usually don't have. I do this for a living and have forgotten how many raccoon and skunks I have trapped over the last 13 years. How you dispose of the coon is your business.

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08-13-2012 01:10 AM  6 years agoPost 17
RICH.L

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we have at least 15 barn cats and the raccoons love the dry cat food!

they are not too fond of my 12 gauge semi auto shotgun though!

but then again we live in the country!

rich

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08-13-2012 01:53 AM  6 years agoPost 18
himaxkeith

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Had a Raccon Knocking over a metal Garbage can almost every night. Took a power cord hooked one wire to the can and shimmed up the garbage can with wood and hooked the other wire to a plate. Checked the Next morning and there was a big pee spot on the plate next to the can. Never came back for months. Just have to make sure you unplug it in the AM amd let your family know or you may find more than one pee spot on the ground.

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08-13-2012 04:33 AM  6 years agoPost 19
Machinehead01

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Get rid of the food source...
Dump some GrubEX in with your weed and feed, water the crap out of the lawn so it will soak in, the grubs die, the coons lose their food source and leave, and you and the animals both win they stay alive and you lose not one, but two nasty pests.

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08-13-2012 10:02 PM  6 years agoPost 20
Johnboyrc

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A slice of bread with strawberry jam on it. Too sweet to resist. Works like a charm in the sweetcorn patch.

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