Raccoons are considered to be pestering animals in a lot of households and neighborhoods. They have made a reputation of being a nuisance to many individuals and families. These animals are known to eat just about anything such as grain, insects, rodents, garbage and even marshmallows. The threat that they can cause to homes is apparent and affected people have turned to different measures to get rid of these pestering animals. One common way of getting rid of them is through setting up raccoon traps in areas where they can most likely be found in. Even though they eat just about anything, that doesn’t mean that using ?anything? as bait in trapping raccoons would be a good idea. Choosing the right raccoon bait can mean success or failure in catching this animal.

So what are some effective baits that can help you manage your pest problem? Before proceeding, it is best for you to have a background about raccoon traps. There are several traps available and the one you choose would depend on how you would want the trap to be set up. Once you have made your choice, then you should consider the type of bait that will help you lure the pest into the trap. Since raccoons are known to scavenge away for their diet, feeding their appetite involves a wide selection of food. Out of all the food that they are known to eat, what could be the most effective as bait? There are times when you use bait that you think will work but get frustrated every time because you never get the chance to trap a raccoon. Believe it or not, marshmallows appear to be great bait for luring raccoons. Many individuals have tried catching raccoons using marshmallows and have found success in the undertaking. However, you cannot ensure 100% success in catching a raccoon just by providing the perfect bait. The placement of the bait in the raccoon trap also matters for you to attain success. It is important to make sure that the bait should be placed in a part of the trap that will make the raccoon enter the trap and reach for it. If it is isn’t properly placed in the trap, chances are that the raccoon might just try to reach for it by letting its hands get through the trap without ever getting in it. You want to avoid that sort of scenario by doing a proper set-up for the trap which will include the proper placement of the raccoon bait. When the bait is positioned in a good part of the trap, you can expect to catch a raccoon in no time!