What Would You Bait a Woodchuck With?


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Most garden pest websites agree that apples, carrots and lettuce make good baits for woodchucks. Other recommended baits include cantaloupe, sweet corn, strawberries, cucumbers and watermelon rinds. Baits should be changed daily until the animal is caught.

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Traps for woodchucks work best when set close to the animal's burrow. Rocks, boxes or firewood can be used to create temporary barriers to help funnel the woodchuck into the trap. Traps should be checked twice daily. If a live trap is used, the woodchuck can be relocated and released or disposed of humanely. Leghold and killing traps can also be used if state and local regulations permit, but they shouldn't be used where pets or livestock may be harmed.

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