Havahart 2-Door Large Animal Cage Trap is good for trapping squirrels and rabbits. It comes fully assembled and ready to use. It is constructed of high-tensile wire with steel reinforcement and has smooth, rolled inside edges to protect the animal inside. Its 2 gravity-action doors with sensitive triggers ensure a quick, secure catch.
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74%of customersrecommend this product26 of 35reviews
Rating Breakdown41 reviews
74%of customersrecommend this product26 of 35reviews
The trap was easy to use set and empty. I put peanuts in a metal tray from mints in the back. At first they would take the bait and not trip the trap. I added some screening around the back to keep them out and added a small mouse trap on the inside. I think the mouse trap scared them into hitting the trip plate. After that I caught a squirrel every day and twice I caught two.
I needed a trap to catch some of the many squirrels that were eating all the birdseed that I put out. Very easy to setup and bait. Within an hour I had my first squirrel. Pickup the cage by its' top handle, put it into the back seat and drove about 3 miles out of town to a large wooded area. Set the cage down , pulled up on the side release and like a flash , the squirrel flew out and down the path into the woods. That was 12 squirrels ago. I need a way to hold more than one so I don't have to make so many trips. The trap works excellent.
I have had a problem with squirrels running on my pool cage here in Florida. I have used a strong water gun to squirt them and drive them off, but they kept coming back. I read reviews on this Havaheart trap and some of them were quite negative, but I decided to try it anyway. Wow! I don't know why some people couldn't get it to work, but take my word, it works wonderfully. In the first two days I caught and relocated six squirrels. There is at least one more around, but I am confident I will get it within 24 hours. Follow the directions and advice in other reviews and you can't go wrong with this trap. It works.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Functionality, Strong, Great Quality, Good Shape
Works much better than the single door traps. very sensitive release. I haven't even been using bait. The squirrels seem to like running through the trap. I have caught nearly 20 squrrels this season with 2 of these traps.
I have used the small version very successfully to catch chipmunks. This medium size has proven to be harder to set the trigger without it closing without it being triggered by an animal. My goal was to trap squirrels who were getting into my attic. I caught 11 in about a week. Also caught a possum, skunk and raccoon. You never know what exists in your back yard. I prefer the model that has the spring closure and opening at only one end.
I never caught any animals before, but this trap is easy to use. caught 3 squirrels which were digging to many holes for there nuts on my newly seeded lawn. the trick is the trigger. if u don't get it right it wont work. all i used is a piece of bread with some peanut butter. after i caught the squirrels i took them to a Land animal refuge.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Strong, Great Quality, Easy to Use
I have been having fun with the Grey Squirrels that have found access to my Attic. Bought a 1030 trap via Home Depot, and set it out near a Oak tree in the back yard, that they love about 1 week ago. Current status: 6 Squirrels, and 2 rats, now gone. (I just missed # 7 Squirrel, because I forgot to drop the bail back on the door, so he "busted out.") If you have visiting critters, ("Try it, You'll like it!") I use a few black oil sunflower seeds, and a couple of un-salted cocktail peanuts, in a shallow plastic lid, placed at the back of the trap. (I disconnected the 2nd door, to make it 1 entry, pushing the clamp down on the "bail" after I bait the trap.) Hope this helps you with your problems.
11out of11found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Medium 2-Door Animal Trap
If you're trapping squirrels, get a bigger cage.
PostedMay 16, 2013
I wanted a squirrel trap, but instead I ended up with a squirrel feeder.
Twice Ive watched a squirrel run out of the cage after it triggered the trap. The tail will stick out and prevent the door from locking thereby giving the squirrel a way out.
Cons: can't catch a normal sized squirrel.
4out of5found this review helpful.
Review 9 for Medium 2-Door Animal Trap
Does not work
PostedOctober 20, 2013
No, I do not recommend this product.
The trap is not sensitive enough. Squirrels go in eat the bait and leave without triggering the device. Device is way to small to fit an entire squirrel into.
Bought 2 of these traps for squirrels in the attic. Placed one in the attic and the other outside. I saw too many times that the squirrels would reach in far enough to trigger the trap but escape. Figured that the trap wasn't big enough. I saw another reviewer suggest closing one side keeping the bait on that end so the squirrel needs to go past the trigger for the food. As soon as I did that with peanuts, I now have no problems trapping the squirrels including the one getting in my attic! I did get one with both sides open but closing one side was definitely the trick.
7out of7found this review helpful.
Review 11 for Medium 2-Door Animal Trap
Don't sneeze or stare at it too long
PostedOctober 15, 2013
No, I do not recommend this product.
The trigger is poorly designed. When placing the trap one must be extremely careful as that the slightest bump will trigger to release, as would a rodent investigating the trap before entering. This trap has been triggered over a dozen times with no catch.
I was having a problem with squirrels getting in my attic. I tried several things to try to discourage them. I packed steel wool and sprayed it with insulation foam to seal up their entrance to my attic but they chewed right through it. I sat in the attic and gave them a BB treat, but that hardily phased them and it certainly didn't scare them out. I then went on the Internet to see what was available for trapping small animals. Long story short, I ended up at HD and bought a Havahart Model 1030 squirrel trap. It's been great. I put a bit of Jif smooth peanut butter on the tray and they can't resist. I've been able to easily catch four squirrels this way. When you catch them, remember to take them at least five miles from your home before you release them so they can't find their way back to your place.
I bought the medium trap to catch squirrels before winter nesting. I strapped the cage on my deck railing with 2 bungee cords under my bird feeder and tucked sunflower seeds under the trigger plate. Peanut butter also worked if you placed it on the bottom side of the trigger plate but is slightly messy. Skunks do not climb railing very well and raccoons are too big. Smaller birds can squeeze through the cage wires but I did trap a few birds. Once the squirrel was trapped I covered him with an old towel and moved the cage as soon as possible from my trapping area and let him sit until night. I set the trap at dawn and caught every squirrel in the morning. I caught 11 squirrels in November then another 9 squirrels late January. I drive at least 8 miles over a river and major highway and release them at night.
I bought the medium size two-door model to trap a squirrel living in the attic. After a couple of failed attempts, I baited the trap and opened a single door. Half the bait (peanut butter coated cracker) was far enough in the cage so that the critter had to enter the cage. The other half was on the opposite end near the closed door so the squirrel had to traverse the trigger mechanism. After baiting the cage, I realized that cage was probably too big and that the squirrel had plenty of room to hop over the metal plate trigger which is exactly what happened. On the next attempt I suspended a block of wood over the trigger to restrict the space and force the critter to step on the trigger.
The instruction manual recommended raisins and crackers for chum, but the squirrel was only interested in the peanut butter. A single door, smaller trap would probably been a better choice for my needs.
I was successful in ridding my backyard of one oppossum and one rabbit in only the first week of use. Handy tips for baiting, etc., are available on the manufacturer's web site. Trap is very easy to set, and equally easy and safe to extract the animal. Just remember to set the door locks!
Squirrels were climbing up my brick wall and chewed a hole in my attic fascia board to build a nest. I set the trap next to the house and caught eight squirrels and one bird in five days. I drove about three miles and set the squirrels free. I used peanut butter and sun flower seeds to bait the trap. This is an excellent trap, I would not buy a smaller trap for squirrels.
I had the most unfortunate luck of having a squirrel sneak into my house... and although he was rather cute, I needed to evict him ASAP. Though I considered calling someone come and get rid of him, I figured they would most likely charge me an arm and a leg - so I checked out Home Depot and lo and behold they had this trap in stock. It was easy to set up, I threw a piece of bread loaded up with peanut butter inside, and within 24 hours I had my unwanted house guest in custody. The trap worked exactly as it should, and I was quite pleased - it saved me quite a bit of money!
Using a gob of peanut butter caught the varmints. Read the setup instructions carefully for best results. A cloth over the cage after capture settled the little guys down nicely for transport to the far regions.
Pros: Multi Use, Easy to Clean, Functionality, Strong, Good Instructions