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Additional information for trapping Armadillos, Chipmunks and Opossums using Havahart traps

Bug Lady posted this on Aug 4, 2016

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TRAPPING WILD ANIMALS

Additional information for trapping Armadillos, Chipmunks and Opossums using Havahart traps

Trapping Armadillos

Trapping Armadillos

  • To live trap an armadillo, you will need the1050 or 1079 cage trap. In order to entice the animal into the trap, you will need to construct a funnel of sorts to lead the armadillo into the trap. One idea is to place wood barriers on either side of the trap to guide them into the trap.
  • Bait suggestions for Armadillo is to trap with meal worms, maggots, spoiled meat, overripe fruit, sardines or fish. Transport the armadillo at least 2 miles away.
  • Remember to check with your local or state game commission for regulations concerning relocating animals.
Trapping Chipmunks

Trapping Chipmunks

  • Live trapping can be used with chipmunks. You will most likely have to trap many chipmunks to control the population. Havahart® model 0745 is manufactured specifically for chipmunks.
  • Check the route that is used most often and set the trap in the appropriate place.
  • Check the trap often and if in agreement with local and state laws, release the animal in a suitable habitat at least 5 miles away.
  • Check the traps often.

Suggested baits:

Chipmunks are attracted to prune pits, un-roasted peanuts, corn, sunflower seeds, peanut butter, cereal, grains, popcorn.

Trapping Opossums

Trapping Opossums

  • Live catch traps may be used to humanely capture and release opossums. Havahart® 1050 traps are best suited for this type of catch.
  • They should be placed where activity has been seen. Transport opossums at least 5 miles away for release in a suitable habitat.
  • Avoid trapping during early spring and summer as young may be orphaned by the capture of their mother.

Suggested baits:

  • Opossum are attracted to Fish, apples, or canned pet food.
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