Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 316
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JWW Works as described
A friend loaned me their trap before I purchased this one so I knew what to expect. First night I caught a possum but my goal is to catch the ground hog that eats my garden They are pretty smart critters so getting them to enter the trap is the hardest part. I have caught ground hogs before so I know it works. Getting the bait right is the trick. They love watermelon and canteloupe.
October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Garden4fun Catches big ones and smaller ones
Been trying for the last month to rid the yard of squirrels, which are decimating the fruit trees. Total so far: 4 raccoons, 1 opossum, 7 squirrels, and 1 mourning dove. I caught the raccoons and the opossum using peanut butter on fruit as bait, leaving the trap out overnight under the trees. Hav-a-heart makes a a smaller trap for "small squirrels," but it seemed too small to me. The box for the smaller trap said to use peanut butter as bait for squirrels. I saw one squirrel walk into the trap, sniff the peanut butter from a safe distance, then walk out of the trap. Instead, I've been successful with roasted peanuts in the shell and roasted sunflower seeds in the shell from the supermarket, I dropped 6-8 peanuts in, mostly at the end, and sprinkled a few dozen sunflower seeds from outside the trap all the way in. I then put the trap out during the day (not at night - I didn't want any more raccoons) under our bird feeders . Putting the trap under the tree in the daytime should also work -- we'll see. Still more squirrels to go.
August 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Edwhit Great Tarp
caught 3 raccoons and 1 skunk so far. Trap works great!!
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BunnyRangler Works
In 2 days I "relocated" 2 bunnies & 1 squirrel. I used some birdseed for bait in a jar lid to keep it from falling through to the ground. I'm not sure if a smaller trap may have also worke but this is working.
July 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gourami747 Excellent product that works for getting rid of critters !
The item is pricey at $50 but it works. I've tried animal repellents and its just a total waste of money. I've also tried sonic deterrent but that also does not work.
I just bought this awhile ago ( about 1 hour ago ) and instantly set it. Attached is the picture where I caught one after setting it in an hour. You'll still see that I forgot to remove the price tag as I was too excited to use and caught one already. Well worth it !
July 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lenflady Works - as long as you put the food in the right spot!
Had a raccoon taking up residence under my deck. So I got this trap and a cheddar cheese biscuit from Red Lobster and put some bacon grease on top (wasn't giving it my good Applewood smoked bacon from the Amish market!). I put the biscuit way in the back - the sucker got in, ate it, AND LEFT! So, on the second try, I put some steak scraps right on the part the animal needs to step on. Got him (or her)! So the trick is to put the food right on the part that trips the door closed. The cage is very sturdy - the raccoon was moving himself around but could not get out. I just think it's rather pricey at almost $50 but I would recommend the product.
March 4, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by chris Escaped
I caught an armadillo, and he broke out the same night. Totally bent the trap and is unusable now.
October 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ricky Catches raccoons like crazy
Not sure why people say trap not sturdy enough. I had raccoons tearing up my back lawn and caught 6 of them. I will give you a hint though. Do not place trap on a good lawn as the raccoons will try digging out and will tear up every inch of the lawn under trap. Put a board under it or on concrete. Also marshmallows are great bait.
October 8, 2016