Trapping nuisance animals has never been easier! Patented Easy Set® technology allows you to set your trap with one pull of a lever. Expert-tested and proven effective, Havahart® Easy Set® traps are the most robust traps on the market, contructed with rust-resistant galvanized steel and strudy hardware, making the handling experience safe and comfortable.
Easy to Set & Release
Simply bait the trap and then pull back the Easy Set® lever to set it with a single hand. The trip plate's sensitivity targets the animal's specific size and weight, while a solid spring-loaded door ensures a quick and secure capture. To release, just stand to the rear of the cage and pull back the Easy Set® lever. It's that easy - no more destructive digging, and no more tipped trash cans!
Safe for You and the Animal
Inside the cage, smooth, rounded edges and a strudy door lock keep the animal safely inside, while a solid hand guard limits contact with the carrier. And a rigid carry handle makes it easy to carry even large animals at a safe distance.
Effective & Trusted Since 1940
Field testing shows Havahart® traps are 3x stronger than others.
Havahart® traps are designed and tested by trapping professionals for the best efficacy and strength in the industry. Constructed of premium galvanized steel for added durability, these traps stand up to the test of time. And with the added features of a patented lever and enlarged handle guard, Easy Set® is the premium choice.
Patented East Set® Lever: Set or release in one step
Solid Hand Guard: Protect hand from animal contact
Sensitive Trip Plate: Specific for capturing large animals
Sturdy Door Lock: Keeps the animal from escaping
Patented East Set® Lever: High-tensile; strong and rust resistant
We encourage you to learn a bit about the little critters that surround you and how to control them in the most humane and caring way. Please click on the pictures below to access general facts, suggested control options and more!
Havahart® Recommends the Following Baits
Use a small plate to place the bait at the end of the live trap.
Suggested squirrel baits
◊ Cereal ◊ Grain ◊ Nuts (especially peanuts) ◊ Sunflower seeds ◊ Anise oil (a drop or two on bread) ◊ Shelled corn ◊ Apples ◊ Mixed peanut butter and oatmeal or peanut butter and molasses ◊ Popcorn
◊ One trapper swears by almond extract on bread as bait
• Trapped animals should not be left out in the elements as they can die from prolonged exposure to heat and cold.
• When catching animals inside, place the trap along walls, under stairs or where you suspect they are entering the building.
• Consult your local game commission for rules and regulations on how and where wildlife may be released.
LIVE ANIMALTRAPPING FAQs
Q: What bait should I use for my target animal?
A: Squirrels: Cereal, grains, nuts (especially peanuts) sunflower seeds, anise oil (a drop or two on bread), shelled corn, or apples Armadillos: Meal worms, other worms, or insects enclosed in a little cloth bag, maggots, or sardines Chipmunks: Prune pits, un-roasted peanuts, corn, sunflower seeds, peanut butter, cereal, grains, or popcorn Groundhogs: Fresh string beans, sweet corn, lettuce, peas, cantaloupe, strawberries, cucumbers, peaches, or vanilla extract Opossums: Vegetables, sweet apples, chicken entrails, sardines, crisp bacon, or canned cat food Skunks: Chicken entrails, cracknels, fish-canned or fresh-insect larvae such as may beetles, crisp bacon, or cat food Porcupines: Apples, salt, or carrots Rabbits: Fresh vegetables (brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, lettuce), or apples. In the wintertime, bread is a good bait. Spraying the inside of the trap with apple cider is also effective. Stray Cats: Fish, meats, oil of catnip, sardines, canned tuna, or chicken Raccoons: Fish, fresh or canned, honey or sugar covered vegetables, smoked fish, watermelon, sweet corn, cooked fatty meat, crisp bacon, or marshmallow.
Q: Okay, I've safely caught the animal, now what should I do?
A: We recommend contacting the Humane Society, or the local or state game commission to determine the lawful method of releasing a captured wild or nuisance animal before setting the trap. Many species are protected by law in various states.
Q: What are the advantages of using a 2 door trap versus a 1 door trap?
A: Most people use two-door traps with more cautious animals like squirrels. The thought is that if the animal can see an unblocked path through the trap (since both doors are open), they will have more confidence entering the cage. On the other hand, one door traps allow the animal to walk further in and past the trip plate. Havahart traps offer both one-door and two-door Easy Set Traps to satisfy all customers.
Q: Where should I place the bait?
A: Place some bait on top of the trip plate and some more under the trip plate. You can also place the bait just above the trip plate on the ceiling of the trap. You can even secure or fasten the bait to the mesh by using string or a garbage bag twist tie. This forces the animal to stand on the trigger plate in order to reach the bait. It’s important that the bait isn’t placed in an area where the animal can reach it through the mesh without entering the trap.
Q: What should I do if I catch a skunk?
A: First, find an old cloth, towel or sheet that can be used to cover the trap. Next, approach the trap cautiously, holding the trap covering in front of you. Make sure the covering extends to the ground while holding it - don't let the skunk see your feet coming as this may alarm the animal. When you're close enough to the trap, gently cover the trapped animal--trap and all.
I love this trap! Have gotten about 6 squirrels in it so far... I borrowed my friend's older Havahart trap which is not an easy release one & it's a real pain to set & the squirrels trash it & knock it over to get bait out. They can't do it with this one. I'm going to invest in another trap soon because our yard is overrun with the little varmints. I told our Ace Hardware to get this trap instead of the old version.
best trap November 26, 2011
Used this trap for 5 months and relocated 100+ squirrels and caputred rats more than that. Great durable item that worked well where other traps failed.