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

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

Q.can you make this a little more sensitive? model#1082
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There is not a way to increase the sensitivity of the trap. Tying the bait from the roof of the trap above the trigger plate or burying the bait under the trap works well to ensure that the animal is fully inside the trap and has to maneuver on the trigger plate, increasing the chances of a catch.

Q.What animals can I trap in this Havahart® Small 1-Door Easy Set® Trap?
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Use Havahart® Model #1082 to trap chipmunks, rats, weasels, and other similar-sized animals.