Questions about Havahart® 17 Inch Small 1-Door Easy Set® Trap
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.
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.
We would recommend the Havahart® 17 inch Small 1-door Easy Set® Trap, model # 1082 for chipmunks.
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.
Use Havahart® Model #1082 to trap chipmunks, rats, weasels, and other similar-sized animals.