I have run Duke Dogproof coon traps, for a number of years and my buddy has well. I cant recall a trap being broke for any reason. If you have been running the same bait for a long time, you will probably increase your success by changing up the bait. If a coon is walking by it every night for months on end, its not likely going to peak his interest at a later time. Especially as we progress out of Winter into Spring there is will be a whole bunch of new food options. Try a big marshmallow with one of the commercial coon lures on it.