It is my only tool. They only come on my property in pairs, so as long as two traps are baited I’m good to go. I am their problem- they haven’t been mine for years. I’ve killed over 30 in a single season on my 3 acres so I’m pretty sure my pressure is relatively high. One year I used baffles and let them hang, pretty soon I must have had 20 living here- I swear there were many more females than males- so they must have been Muslim. I finally decided to kill them all because they were damaging any nursery trees trees that had fruit. Too much work to pick them all clean. That year a mother tried to attack me when I approached a trap with her cub inside. Glad my aim with my pellet gun was true or I would have had to club her.
Animal lovers would hate my killing ways, but we’ve eliminated their predators and they are now scavengers of human waste and over populate the land far beyond natural numbers.