We've made removing nuisance animals from your yard
as easy as it can get!
The durable, rust resistant Easy Set® Trap from Havahart® lets you set and release with just one hand, keeping you far away from the captured animal. The trap features a solid plate covering the top and doors that serves as a hand guard to limit contact with the animal.
A sturdy door lock ensures that the animal won’t escape while the smoothed interior edges protect it from harm. To top off Easy Set® traps, a rigid, plastic carry handle makes it easy to transport, holding it away from your body. When it’s time to release, just stand to the rear of the trap and open the door using the patented, safe-release lever on top. Easy Set® traps are perfect for first time trappers – one simple move and the trap is set!
Spring-loaded doors and sensitive triggers ensure quick, secure captures that target the specific animal's size, preventing undesired catches. Simply bait the trap following the easy instructions included, and place it outside at dusk, the best time to attract raccoons and other critters.
It’s that easy! No more trash cans knocked over. No more destructive digging in your garden. Take the easy way out with the Easy Set® Trap from Havahart. Easy – Effective – Safe.
Havahart® Traps are proudly MADE IN THE U.S.A. for over 70 years.
Humane Live Easy Set ® Animal Traps from Havahart® – the recognized
brand leader in nuisance animal control.
Havahart® Small 2-Door Easy Set® Trap - Specifications
Gardening How to Member Tested and Approved
Set and release with just one hand
Galvanized for Rust Resistance
Durable – High Tensile Steel
Body is One Continuous Piece of Machine Welded Mesh
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.