Havahart® 17 Inch Small 1-Door Easy Set® Trap

Model #: 1082

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  • Item #1082
  • Best Used For: Chipmunks, Rats, Squirrels, and Weasels
  • Dimensions: 17” x 5” x 5.5”
  • Patented Easy Set® Design – Set & Release with One Hand
  • Made in the U.S.A.

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Model #1082

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Trapping Has Never Been Easier

Endorsed by top rescue leagues around the country, this all-in-one feral cat trapping kit has everything you need to trap and care for stray and feral cats. This trap is ideal for use with Trap-Neuter-Return programs, as well as catching the pesky stray in your yard.


Set and Release with One Hand

Set this humane squirrel trap in just 1 simple step. Just pull on the patented Easy Set® lever to lock open the door, and it's ready for a catch. Best of all, the lever also allows you to release the animal while standing away from the trap, clear of the animal's escape path.

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Enlarged Hand Guard and Carrying Handle Protect You

An enlarged steel plate covers the entire width of the top of the trap, protecting your hand from contact with the animal, and the updated, rigid plastic carrying handle makes the handling experience even more comfortable for you.

Safe, Rolled Metal Edges Protect the Animal

Just like the Havahart® squirrel trap you've relied on for years, this one is constructed of one-piece wire mesh, galvanized for resistance to rust and corrosion. And edges are polished smooth to protect the animal from injuring itself during transport.

No-Escape Door Lock Gives You Peace of Mind

The tightly spring-loaded door features updated door locks and added reinforcements, making your squirrel trap more escape-proof than ever.

Compare Havahart® Small-Sized Traps

Trap Opening
(w x h)
Trap Length
3 x 3 in
10 in
5 x 5 in
18 in
6 x 6 in
17 in
7 x7 in
17 in
5 x 5 in
17 in
7 x 7 in
17 in
# of Doors
Set as 1 or 2-Door Trap
Easy Set® 1-Step Set & Release
Enlarged Handle
Galvanized Steel
Manufacturer's Warranty
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
1 year
1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty

Havahart® stands behind the quality of its traps with a 1-year manufacturer's warranty. Learn more here »

Gardener Recommended & Made in the USA

Member tested and recommended by The National Home Gardening Club – one of the most revered garden associations in America. Havahart® was awarded this endorsement based on the quality and effectiveness of our traps. Proudly made in the USA, Havahart® traps are made in the small town of Lititz, PA.

Havahart Trap - Model #1082
Model # 1082
Dimensions 17" x 5" x 5.5"
Weight 3.06 lb
Material Galvanized Steel; One-Piece 12-Gauge Wire Mesh; Plastic Carrying Handle
Door Type 1 Spring-Loaded Door
Setting Mechanism 1-Step Easy Set® Lever
Animals Chipmunks, Rats, Squirrels, and Weasels

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Most Recent Customer Reviews

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
May 19, 2018
Not great for Chipmunks By Phill

Not great for catching chipmunks which is what I bought if for. Should be a method for adjusting tension. I would not recommend this for this reason. Try the Havaheart x-small 1 door trap. Works much better for chipmunks.

Response From Havahart®
Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative

This trap is ideal for catching smaller animals such as chipmunks, rats, squirrels and weasels. If more weight is needed to trip the trap, we recommend adding something small onto the trigger plate such as a pebble or washer. Different bait placement can also help adjust the tension.

Our products are backed by a 30 day return policy with a copy of the purchase receipt. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) with any questions or for additional assistance.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
May 12, 2018
Chipmunks are light weight challenges By mkb

As with some of the reviews above, the chipmunks can get in and out without setting off the trap. The sunflower seed shells and the empty peanut shells were beside the cage. It seems to work well for capturing the squirrels. We also have 3 other traps from your company but with a more sensitive design, unfortunately they sometimes unset themselves.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
December 29, 2017
Worked as represented, very well. By Catilinus

The trap performed as represented. I appreciated the carrying handle and the one-hand setting. A rat had gnawed through the wooden trim around a door of the house and was squatting in the resulting interior space. I baited and set the trap and placed its opening against the trim. It caught the rat quickly.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
October 6, 2017
chipmunk trapping made easy By andy Mr Gopher in florida

these people that can't catch a chipmunk should try an old trick i used to catch rats, put a small mouse trap with the bait on it deep into the cage, when the mouse trap is tripper, the chip will jump around and trip the trigger.or place a mouse glue trap in the trap, trying to get out of the glue will trip the trigger

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
October 6, 2017
easy set rat review By andy mr gopher

We have a engineering problem with the Easy set Rat trap Cage...I had a young rat about 4 inches long .in the trap, he was there a while because the bait was gone. I picked the cage up, it ran aran the cage llke a nut. any way i watched him squeeze under the door and was gone looking over the door there is a small gap enough for it to squeeze throw .take a good look at the door and let me know what i can do. if the door stop was back by less then a 1/4 of an inch we could keep the rat in, I had a lot of pernature Trap triggered on the double door rat trap.I think that is because the trigger is so sensitive. all you have to do is sneeze and the doors would close. but could it be the small rats getting out? I like the Easy set trap because once you get it place ,then just pull the handle back , and let it go. where the double doors are too sensitive and you have to be verrry careful when setting it in position.. I own Three large easy set tapes & five old style traps and i am going to sell the old style ones. I trap professionally in Florida under Mr.Gopher of north florida.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
June 23, 2017
Very Simple to Use By Roctel

Used rat trap and a peanut for years, until we had 3 young ones in a parent less burrow. Bought model 1025, but had to adjust it by slightly bending the looped arm away from trap to reduce contact length on bait pan arm. It then took much less pressure on bait pan to trip doors. Used it in single door mode, and have caught "Larry and Moe" today. "Curly" hopefully will be caught tomorrow morning. Their forever home is much nicer than my front yard. Used peanut butter on the pan with a peanut stuck in it.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
August 2, 2016
Chipmunk catcher By Happy Geoff
Our new unwanted tenant, ' Mr. Chipmunk ' moved in for a stay just before we had to leave for a weekend and stayed. Finding your info took a few days to receive. The first night he didn't take advantage of his new quarters, but on the second night he settled in and the next morning was set loose & really ran.
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Review posted on www.havahart.com
July 23, 2016
Requires extra wt By jlljax
I like this live trap. The cat brought in two live chipmunks. The chipmunks took refuge under the kitchen cabinet =((. The trigger platform required more weight i.e. making two rows of quarters ($2.00) to capture the chipmunks. The chipmunk ate one peanut without triggering the trap. Munching on a second peanut caused the trigger plate to work.
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July 21, 2016
Worked great By Mary Alison
Worked great only took two days to catch the garage rat I had been after for several weeks. He took the good in my first trap and didn't trigger the door. He then went after the second trap and that was it caught finally. Anazing how much damage rats can do to walls water lines washing machines etc
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Review posted on www.havahart.com
July 18, 2016
Easy Set Trap too focused on \"easy set\" ... By JohnDeere55

After having used this trap for several weeks, my qualified opinion is that the Easy Set Trap design is too focused on "easy set" and not enough on function. Initially, I watched chipmunks on several different occasions walk on and across the release plate without tripping the door; other reviewers have complained about this. Havahart recommends placing a coin or two on the release plate but, that shouldn't be necessary. I mean, this is not rocket science folks. After moving the release parts around while watching closely, one issue became apparent ... The amount of tension/friction that must be initially overcome to release the door is too high. I partly solved this problem by inserting a piece of plastic straw in between the metal parts that rub together; see the photo. This improved performance significantly but chipmunks still get away without tripping the door.

Response From Havahart®
Patty : Consumer Relations Representative

We appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback and apologize for the experience. Our product team always looks for possible product improvements and consumer suggestions are helpful. Placing the bait so the animal must have increased interaction with the trip plate can also increase the catch rate.

Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for any additional assistant needed.

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Q.I just purchased one of these traps. Unfortunately, the set handle does not lock into position; it just springs back up and the trap stays open. How do I adjust the trap so the handle stays down and locks the door open? If I can't adjust it, I will have to return it.

We recommend pulling the handle back and vigorously locking it into place several times until the trap remains in the set position. This is sometimes necessary when the trap is brand new.

Q.Hi, Purchased the Model #1082 to catch a pesky chipmunk.  I've tried peanut butter and bird seed and each morning it's all gone and the trap door never activated?  What am I doing wrong? Thanks

To increase the sensitivity, we recommend adding something small onto the trigger plate such as a washer or a pebble. Tying the bait from the roof of the trap above the trigger plate or burying the bait under the trap also works well also to increasing the chances of a catch.

Q.Can I use 1083 for a chipmunk?

We would recommend the Havahart® 17 inch Small 1-door Easy Set® Trap, model # 1082 for chipmunks.

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