One of the most important steps in trapping an opossum is positioning the bait. It is imperative that you strategically place your bait inside/around your trap in a way that will lead to a successful capture.
For a 2-door trap, position the bait towards the center of the trap in one of the following ways: scattered on top of the trigger plate, hung directly above the trigger plate, or in a hole underneath the plate/trap.
Possum Trap Bait or Lure
Use bait that can be smelt easily by possums. Possums like sweet things, cage traps can be baited with pieces of apple or other fresh fruit or a variety of different baits can be mixed with flour including icing sugar or aniseed oil and applied as a paste onto trees or as bait in . Jam or peanut butter can also be used.
is a paste that can be applied to trees above it is also ideal for use in , simply squeeze onto the bait clip.
This has a strong smell which make it easy for you to attract possums into your traps.
Although they aren’t particularly finicky eaters, the best possum bait is fish or apples. Baiting opossum traps with canned pet food also works well. While there are differences of opinion as to the best bait for opossums, all professional trappers agree, the smellier the better. (No, your old sneakers won’t do the trick!) One of the most important opossum baiting tips is to smear the bait in, on and around the .