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Richard from Mclean, Va writes

I suspect that my bait station with Contrac is attracting racoons; will the Contrac kill a racoon?

Bait stations are placed in the yard to deal with rats. Bait stations will be found 3 to 4 feet from where they were placed and bait is gone. I do not want to attract racoons or other critters. Should a different bait be considered or should I not bait the traps for some period of time?


The Contrac can kill a raccoon if it ate enough, but it would have to eat a large amount.  It doesn't sound like your stations are secure at all to the ground or to some other structure.  You can use liquid nails and affix the station on a 1 x 1 foot paver you can buy from home depot.  This well prevent them from being moved.  Also, if you make sure the bait is secured on the rods, and the station is secure, it should prevent the raccoons from being able to work the bait free from the rods.

Answer last updated on: 12/21/2011

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