Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 98
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rich Great for catching chipmunks
I purchased this live trap this morning at the Allentown, Pa Store. Within an hour of setting it up, it caught my pesky chipmunk. Bait used was peanut butter on a cracker with sunflower seeds, corn and some grapes. I relocated the critter to a park, a few miles away. I have always had good luck with Havahart products.
September 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kara Have a Heart, Use Havahart!
We tried other kinds of live traps to no avail... but Havahart trapped our furry little home invader immediately! We used cheese and peanut butter and it worked! Please consider keeping a live trap around instead of the gruesome alternative... it's good karma! <3 :-)
January 4, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by tchestman Squirells in attic didn't go near, mice walk in and out with no problem.
Not sure why the squirrels weren't attracted to the peanut butter. But mice go in, eat the food, then left. Trap was up and properly set. I'm assuming the mouse just didn't weigh enough.
February 14, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by gidoc1 Havahart 1025 trap supports only a squirrel feeding program
This smaller HH 1025 trap was an inferior product and I would not recommend it to anyone attempting to trap grey squirrels. Thankfully my local Home Depot accepted my explanation and I was able to return it.I caught one squirrel in about 40 episodes of bait placement and finally got rid of it. After seeing the same squirrel repeatedly steal the bait from the trap, I called the HH company and they suggested closing one side, which I did. The trip plate did not trigger. The squirrel could easily get the bait. I saw a HH film online which suggested placing a cylinder like a PVC pipe on wires hanging hanging beyond the trip plate. I used a cardboard toilet roll inside and put peanut butter in it. I also place a bait just beyond the trip plate as before. After the first attempt when the squirrel actually ate all of the peanut butter out of the tube, I placed a glue trap just beyond the trip plate. The next day the peanut butter was all gone as well as the crackers that I had also placed. There is no doubt in my mind that the animal would have had to step on the trip plate to get the suspended bait and not step on the glue trap. Prior to using the glue trap, the same squirrel was trapped. I covered the trap like I had read online. When I went back later the animal had escaped the trap. Numerous times I observed the squirrel back out of the trap before the door would close. On time I actually saw the thing in the trap eating the bait and rotating 360 degrees in the middle of the device without triggering anything. The trip device is inferior. The doors are not spring loaded and if they ever close do not stay that way. Eventually, I purchased a similar sized one door trap from Tomahawk Traps in Wisconsin. I have trapped four squirrels in 7 days with only four bait placement,three in the first three days of using it. The 1025 is a waste of money. All it did was give me an interesting experience observing squirrel behavior. It will not trap a medium to large sized squirrel and certainly would not trap a smaller animal due to the lack of trip pan triggering. I did see online from a website of a professional in Conn. that he uses a slightly larger HH trap. I believe it was the 1040 model. So some of the HH traps must be well designed and effective. This one certainly was not; a total waste of money. The other trap that I bought cost more of course, but is far superior. I would go so far as to state that the HD is doing a disservice by only offering this trap in the store where I bought it in St. Louis Park Minnesota. When I went back to turn it in, they did not have any HH products in the store. Lucky for me I guess. You and HD can do better than this stupid device. I can not generalize to all the HH products.But based on the rather rudimentary trigger hook design and the lack of a reliable spring loaded door, both of which I think are probably not standard in the smaller HH products,I have no plans to ever purchase one again under any circumstances. The HH strategy appears to encourage compassion for the animals as you feed them until they get too big to fit in the trap you bought and then force you to buy the slight larger HH trap. I have no intention of feeding these stupid things any longer.
February 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Robert Small 2-Door Animal Trap
Works great for trapping chipmunks!
Trapping squirrels is problematic. To be fair, if you read the description on the box, it says "Flying Squirrels" (which are a lot smaller than Grey Squirrels). If you put the bait on the tray, the squirrel will start eating it with his butt hanging out of the back of the cage. When the door falls, his butt keeps it from locking, and the squirrel just backs out of the trap. The solution is to keep one of the doors down when you set up the trap, so that the squirrel only has one way in. The important thing is to place the bait at the far end of the cage (under the closed door), rather than on the bait tray. When the squirrel enters the cage, it must crawl over the bait tray to get to the bait at the far side of the cage. The squirrel's weight on the tray will trip the trap mechanism, and he/she is caught!
June 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tripod SMALL 2-DOOR ANIMAL TRAP
Worked for what I needed it to do. Simple set up. No issues.
May 12, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cameron Works as advertised
I was not able to catch anything using both doors open. Once I set the trap with one door open, I was able to catch the two squirrels (at diff times) in my attic. The trigger mechanism is very sensitive but it worked.
May 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Doug Good Trap - using 2 traps for 13 relocations
Takes a little practice setting the trap. We found that the most effective bait is peanut butter and a sliver of a pecan. Squirrels are pretty savvy and you need a little patience, but the trap works. if I was buying another trap right now for squirrels. I would get a slightly larger one. I did see them actually hold the door open with their tail - a bigger trap would fix that.
April 28, 2015