Once you find the best trap for containing a muskrat, it is important to identify the perfect bait to lure it in. Learn more about recommended bait options and other trapping tips below.
Suggested Muskrat Baits
Do you have a live muskrat trap and need to know what the best muskrat bait options are? Havahart® recommends the following baits to attract muskrats: fresh vegetables, parsnips, carrots, sweet apples, oil of anise, and musk from another muskrat.
For best results, be sure to place the bait at the end of the live muskrat trap.
Ultimate Muskrat Protection
Now that you’ve trapped your muskrat, use a repellent to stop them from coming back. Using a combination of Havahart® traps and repellents gives you the MAXIMUM protection you need to keep your yard free of animal intruders!
Our Havahart® Spray Away scares away pesky muskrats, and it’s eco-friendly, using only water and noise to repel animals.
Professional Advice on Baiting an Animal Trap
Watch Billy Bretherton from "The Exterminator" a Wednesday evening show on A&E as he explains Havahart® traps and how to bait them.
Don't let the show's name fool you; Billy is a big fan of Havahart® and live trapping.