Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 81
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MisterB Be patient
I bought a very similar trap in the fall of 2014 (Model 1062). If I had rated it in the first couple of months, I would have given it a very poor rating. After two years, I highly recommend the trap.
I have lived in a suburban area for a little over 30 years. In the last six or seven years, squirrels started showing up. At first, they were cute. After a while, there were 6 - 8 squirrels digging in my yard at one time. In the fall of 2014, I set out my trap, baited it with raisins and cereal, and hoped for the best with both doors open. I have a number of huge oak trees in my yard, so acorns were plentiful, and squirrels didn't show any interest in the trap. I would have given it a poor rating.
The following spring, I did a little online research. I loaded the trap with peanuts (thank you Texas Roadhouse), and closed one of the doors. I was shocked. I tried to keep track, and trapped at least 32 squirrels that spring. I had no clue that there were that may squirrels in the area. In the fall, I put the trap away when the acorns started falling again. In the spring of this year (2016), I set the trap out again. By my best count, I've trapped at least 25 squirrels this year.
I'm please with the quality of the trap. On occasion, it's a little hard to get the doors to stay open when re-setting the trap. It's just a little effort to move the trap a little or lift up on the door while setting.
The acorns are falling now, and I haven't trapped a squirrel in a couple of weeks. It's probably time to stow the trap until next spring.
September 17, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Dan Good and bad luck with Havaheart trap
I bought 2 of these, the medium size. One has worked well, the other one has trouble closing when the animal is in the trap---the metal parts that activate the trap seem to have gotten "rusty" after only 2 months.
September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RabbitLover Havaheart medium 2 door cage
We have a terrible problem with rabbits destroying the lawn. We bought these and put them on the edge of the lawn. We bait them with apple slices, cereal, crackers, grapes, cherries and other left over foods. We have hauled 12 rabbits away from our lawn in the past month. We take the rabbits about five miles away to a more remote area. It is a more humane way to help our rabbit problem than killing the rabbits.
July 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by trixie Good for the price.
This was very easy to handle. Simple and effective.
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BoiseGuy It WORKS!
We stopped counting when we reached 300.
Peanut butter is the best.
July 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jerry The trap hasn't captured anything yet but the bait/food has been eaten.
The trap hasn't worked yet; however, the food bait has been mostly eaten. We're trying different things and have kept the trap well covered by hedge bushes where the rabbits are known to come and go. The trap trigger has worked on some occasions and not on others. So far, we are disappointed with the product.
May 31, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by zep works great after i modified the cage
I ordered the medium 2door #1030 off of home depots website and it only took two days to get to home depot, with free shipping!, i had it sent to home depot so i could make sure it didn't come damaged to my front door an avoid the hassle of returns,, anyway i picked it up an brought it home, we got a bunch of squirrels in the attic, after reading the reviews i decided to practice with it in our backyard as its a pain to climb up to our attic, i used a empty jar lid as a tray to put bait in, i put peanut butter in the lid, an put a few peanuts around the front of the cage, after the cage was triggered three times with no squirrels i had to come up with better plan, i figured the squirrels were probably reaching their little arms into the cage an setting the trap off, so i went to my local hardware store an bought some mesh screen, i wrapped the cage with the mesh an used zip ties to secure it $6 total,, now i caught three sguirrels in a row , i keep one door CLOSED an put my lid with peanut butter all the way in the back of cage an put a few peanuts in front of cage,, i don't put anything on the trigger , the squirrels trigger it while they are in the cage eating peanut butter, just set the trigger as sensitive as you can, the sguirrels will just reach in the cage unless you WRAP it with metal mesh, after you modify the cage it is a excellent trap, i paid $40 for the cage an $6 for metal screen mesh, after i trap a squirrel i put a towel over the cage an they calm down, i take them 5 miles away to the park, so its a fool proof trap if you modify it! the cage is made out of good steel an the trigger can be set to super sensitivity , the cage should last forever, i spray the cage out with a hose after a trap, i saved a few hundred dollars on pest control an the squirrel has a chance to live in the park,
May 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GM Hav a Heart traps work
works like a charm, I have removed 5 rodents from the property already. the run thru design gives the rats a since of security.....the size is correct as the smaller traps haven't caught any and I tried them also.
May 3, 2016