Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 67
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Razorbacker catch and release
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.
August 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jaxbutterfly Great trap
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.
February 2, 2009
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gsquared This trap works, I caught 7 squirrels
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.
September 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GeeBee1 Buy the Large
Purchased this to secure and transport a reluctant cat. The medium was too small for an average-sized cat. Had to buy the large at the local Home Depot store, instead.
June 30, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Don It catches Squirrels.
Two squirrels moved into my house. Don't ever try to cover up the hole they make because they only will make another to get back in. Well after a little adjusting on my case it is now ready to work. After catching several i just throw the peanuts on the ground and put the case on top. Being sure some are under the door trap. This works best for me and i have not lost any peanuts without catching a squirrel. Great product thank you.
October 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sogginator Keep one side closed and it works great!
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.
February 16, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Squirrelady Disappointed
First, this item was very difficult to pull out of the box. I had to cut up the box to get it out. I am still not able to make the trap work after carefully studying the (worthless) instructions and the cage. The design is way to complicated for such a simple task. Of course squirrels are smarter than us anyway!
October 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by geewhiz Great Squirrel Catcher
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.
June 13, 2007