I am in need of an immediate and proven solution to what my apartment manager deems to be a raccoon and feral cat problem in the complex where I reside.
She has hired CRITTER CONTROL to set out traps to both entice and capture the raccoons and feral cats who live in and around the apartments. These traps are set out in direct sun, wrapped in heavy black plastic, without any water or food (except what is used for bait) and they have no one responsible for checking the traps on a regular basis. They have in fact stated that according to law the traps only need to be checked every 24 hours.
Is there anyone who has had actual experience along with positive results on how to deter raccoons from entering these traps? Am looking for a solution that would not be harmful to animals, the environment or humans.
I am really hoping to receive some intelligent and doable solutions and am not looking for those who are always quick with the nonnative species rhetoric. Thanks for your help.