How to Trap Possums

Since opossums literally eat out of your garbage can, it can be difficult to determine what kind of bait to use. While it’s true, you can use almost anything as a bait for opossums, greasy meats will often be your best bet. Canned cat food is one of the best baits to use on opossums, as the overwhelming smell will lure them right in. However, this bait does have a major setback. You will likely end up catching the neighborhood cat once or twice.

You may also be able to use your scraps, or apple slices are also a great bait for an opossums. Trapping opossums can be a long process, it is important not to be discouraged if you do not catch an opossum within your first couple days. It is important to keep the same bait for at least a couple days, as too much change can make the opossum even more cautious.

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