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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73%of customersrecommend this product44 of 60reviews
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73%of customersrecommend this product44 of 60reviews
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.
Had a chipmunk problem but the trap did a fine job of catching them. I was able to take them to a field nearby to set them free.
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Review 3 for X-Small 2-Door Animal Trap
Don't even bother...
PostedDecember 10, 2014
No, I do not recommend this product.
The bigger versions of this might work for possums or whatever else, but mice are simply not heavy enough to set these traps off. Countless times, I have checked the trap and noticed that the bait (peanut butter) had been eaten off of the plate without the trap setting. It might as well be a little food bowl rather than a trap at all, I'm just encouraging the mice to stay at this rate. The one time that it did function properly, the mouse was quick enough to get out of the opening before the doors fully latched into their locked position. I came home to find a closed cage, with no mouse inside. Do not even waste your money on this, the classic Victor snap traps are the most humane way to get rid of mice, while also actually being effective. And they're only 50 cents each.
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.
Had it set outside and have caught two mice and a sparrow. Works very well but is really sensitive in setting the trigger device. A little difficult to bait too. Still waiting for my ground squirrel to visit it.
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.
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
Excellent, humane alternative to poison, glue/snap traps, etc. Got this when I discovered an annoying field mouse in the house.
Below are some personal recommendations to using the product effectively. * Patience ----for a first few days or even a week or two you may not get any results. don't let your attempts or the mouse frustrate you into radical measures (like calling an exterminator or resorting to deadly measures). Keep at it, discover the best method, plan, and look closely to see why the mouse is not getting caught. In our case we had issues with bad cage setup, bait.
* Ensure the trap is set properly. -----Initially, the trap mechanism takes a little getting used to, but pay close heed to the manual and test the bait step to ensure sensitive and proper reaction. (The product could have helped by giving a larger high resolution pictures). [I will post a picture later]
* Discover the best bait -----The typical peanut butter do not work for all mice. Ours in particular was attracted to rice flour, which we use as decoration in our floors (we noticed tiny amounts missing each morning). Notice similar signs and use this to plan your bait
* Use repellents to help keep the mice relocate to a different location (optional) ----- You may not need this, but as a precautionary measure we bought an ultrasonic repellent to ensure that the mouse does not hide out in our pantry.
* Make sure the only food souce is inside the bait ----Initially, we used peanut butter, sugar, etc., but the mouse always preferred the easy to access decorative rice flour to the sweeter bait. So to catch the mouse, we vaccumed up all the decorative flour and placed a small amount of flour in the cage bait step. Next day early morning, a tiny mouse was trapped inside :)
Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Functionality, Strong, Great Quality
Well , this trap succeeded in trapping "Supermouse" where all others failed! The trap is a bit tricky to set , but you`ll get the hang of it. I gave up on trying to set it with both doors open , so just used one. It trips very easily , but that`s a good thing in this case. I baited with Peanut Butter and Birdseed. The trap is quite small , so only good for mouse-sized critters.
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Review 13 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 bought the trap to catch a chipmunk and that did not take long. Once set the trap works great. It requires a lot of patience to set the trap. The bait tray requires perfect balance to set the trap. The slightest movement will trip the trap. I guess it is to be expected when you are trying to trap something that small. Yes wind and rain may be enough to trip the trap. I would recommend it if you have patience to set the trap.
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