Baits that work for luring groundhogs into a trap include fresh fruits, according to HavaHart.com. Fresh vegetables such as green beans, lettuce and peas also work for luring the animals.
Some of the best fruits to use include cantaloupe, strawberries and peaches. Vanilla extract also works well.
When attempting to lure groundhogs into a trap, users should ensure the food is fresh. It should be placed on a part of the trap that lures the groundhog fully into it and requires them to step on the plate. The food can be cut if skin is intact. Users can also rub the juice of fruit or vegetables on the trap.