Havahart two-door cage live mouse trap is ideal for the trapping of mice, chipmunks, shrews, and voles. The Havahart two-door cage live mouse trap has been designed with the safety of the small animals in mind. This humane mouse trap, with its two gravity action doors, has many features to allow safe, quick and easy catches. This Havahart two-door cage trap is constructed of sturdy rust-resistant wire mesh with steel reinforcements for long life and galvanized for maximum resistance to rust and corrosion. It contains mesh openings, smaller than competing traps of comparable size, which help prevent escapes and stolen bait. Two gravity-action doors allow an animal to enter from either direction. Sensitive trigger ensures quick, secure capture that targets the specific animal's size, eliminating undesired catches. Solid door and handle guard protect the user during transportation, while smoothed internal edges protect and prevent injuries to animals.
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72%of customersrecommend this product36 of 50reviews
Rating Breakdown55 reviews
72%of customersrecommend this product36 of 50reviews
I had a mouse and after several web suggested live traps failed, I found this trap. The mouse is now living in a field far away and I am enjoying my mouse free home. 3 Mouse Tips; (1) Until you get this trap, leave crushed peanuts out so that he doesn’t search your kitchen for a meal. (2) He will probably take the bait after dark. (3) Don’t forget to lock the trap after you hear it triggered. I caught him and went to bed. Result, evening = mouse, morning = no mouse. He pushed the entry open and escaped. If nothing more, my failure proves that this trap is highly effective. The mouse was caught both times within an hour of setting it.
Although the trap does catch mice, I found this particular model to be challenging to set up. The other Havahart traps I used had just one door and an easy to set up spring and lever that the animal steps on to close the door. Model 1020 has two doors and a bait pan that swings freely, making it impossible to keep the bait in the pan unless it is stuck on with peanut butter. The bait pan has to be level and the two door levers have to be hooked just right to the bait lever or else the trap won't work. Model 1020 also lacks the top handle that makes transport easier. I recommend spending a little extra money on the traditional #0745 one-door Havahart extra small trap if you are looking for an easier setup.
I found I had a mouse. I did not not want to use a "kill" trap and went looking for a way to trap the mouse so I could relocate it. The Havahart mouse trap looked like it was worth a try. When it arrived I was somewhat doubtful that it would work as It looked light weight and I had some concern that a very small mouse might be able to get out. You have to work with it a bit to set it but once you've done that this trap is a real winner. I caught my mouse. Then I caught 8 more mice! All have been transported to good new outdoor homes. I will continue to set it for the next week or so but I do hope there aren't many more to catch. I'd suggest using chopped nuts or sunflower seeds for bait. I used peanut butter the first time; the mouse didn't eat it and it was a mess to clean up. I tried setting it with only one door open but found it works much better with both doors open. I've attached two pictures, one of the set trap and one showing a trapped mouse. I hope you can see the mouse.
Pros: Durable, Multi Use, Functionality, Good Shape
I have had old fashioned snap traps down for weeks with no result. I bought this live trap because I honestly didn't want to find a mouse dead (or worse; only injured!) in the snap trap. I put this live trap down and caught 4 mice in 2 days and i only had the trap out overnight both days. It felt nice to not kill them--they are kind of cute after all. The only drawback is that you have to take the trap with you to release the mouse and then it isn't set all day. But I still think it's worth it. I used dog food as bait because that's what they were eating anyway.
Pros: actually works, not messy, good for karma?
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Review 7 for X-Small 2-Door Animal Trap
from Atlanta, GA, USA
Age Range:65 or over
Home Improvement Profile:Other
The 'humane' trap worked vewry well...caught the 2 mice who set up residence in my shed. Product functioned as expected.
We were looking to find a more humane way to capture and release a family of mice in our shed. I don't like to see dead or suffering animals of any kind. I was pleased with the product but would have liked a better graphic to see how to set the trap. I haven't set a regular trap for some years so I needed some help. It was not intuitive to the store employee I had asked as well. Once I got the precision setting for the trap to spring it was all good. Good trap (2-side entry) and a little peanut butter and all worked out well.
Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Functionality
I had 11 moles and 2 mice in my garage. Each time one entered the trap I took it to the creek a few blocks away from my house. It would have been terrible if I used a snap trap & had to see all the brains or guts each time. I felt no need for killing them & when they are released it's just nature if they are food for the hawks, etc. anyway.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Functionality, Strong, Great Quality, Good Shape
I bought this to catch the little mice that were living in my garage and relocate them. It was extremely easy to set up and caught them day after day until they seemed to be gone and I did not see anymore indication that they were still living there. I left the trap out, but haven't seen any since.
Pros: Easy to Install, Functionality, Durable, Easy to Clean, Strong, Great Quality
Works great. It protects the mouse, pets who might otherwise eat poison or set off a snap trap and children. Once inside the mouse stays put until released. With mice though, if you capture 1 you still have 10 somewhere else and the price is too high to buy enough traps to set around the house.
This trap works great unlike others we have had that the mice could outsmart. Thought we had one mouse in the attic turns out we have caught one each night for a week now. I like to trap and release into the woods., hope they never return.
I set up my Havahart trap and put a little peanut butter and oatmeal inside. I ran to the grocery store and when I came home, the doors of the trap were closed and the little mouse was tucked inside. I took it several miles away, opened the door of the trap, and the mouse scurried out and under some leaves. It was so easy!
The basic design is great, but the hair trigger makes it difficult to set -- and stay set. A slight bump setting it on the ground springs it. The chipmunks bumped it going in, springing the trap and bringing the door down on their backs -- but until the door is fully down, it doesn't "lock", and the critters can back out. The hair trigger results from the trigger wire sliding too easily off the trigger set piece (which is flattish). A slightly more concave trigger set piece that would "hold" the trigger wire better would probably cure the problem. Side comment: the thing is small -- as it needs to be for little critters -- but baiting the trap (the bait platform is in the center) is difficult for even a medium-sized hand.
Trap is just a little too sensitive with both doors in the open position, keep one door closed and locked when using made the trap more effective for my use. Also, I added a small stone on the set door to close it faster since the chipmonks got out before the door closed all the way.