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Best Used For:RabbitsSkunkSquirrelWeasel
Set and Release with One Hand
Set this animal 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.
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.
Rolled Metal Edges Protect the Animal
Like other Havahart® traps, 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 or as it struggles to escape.
No-Escape Door Locks Give You Peace of Mind
The tight spring-loaded door features an updated door lock with added reinforcements, making your trap more escape-proof than ever.
Sensitivity Screw to Target Specific Sized Animals
This sensitivity screw allows you to tailor the trip force of the trap to the target animal. For small animals like squirrels that require more sensitivity to trip the trap, turn the sensitivity screw to the left (-). Larger animals like skunks need less sensitivity, so turn the screw to the right (+), generating a less sensitive trip action. The sensitivity screw gives you the opportunity to catch only the animals you want.
Compare Havahart® Small-Sized TrapsTRADITIONAL EASY-SET®Model #1020102507451077DIMENSIONSTrap Opening
(w x h)Trap Length3 x 3 in10 in5 x 5 in18 in6 x 6 in17 in7 x7 in17 in5 x 5 in17 in7 x 7 in17 inANIMALS BEST USED FORShrewsMiceVolesChipmunksRatsSquirrelsWeaselsRabbitsSkunksDESIGN & CONSTRUCTION# of DoorsSet as 1 or 2-Door TrapEasy Set® 1-Step Set & ReleaseEnlarged Handle
GuardGalvanized SteelManufacturer's Warranty21 Year21 Year11 Year11 Year11 Year11 year1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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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.
Model # 1083 Dimensions 17" x 7" x 7" Weight 4.7 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 Rabbits, Skunks, Squirrels, and Weasels
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateAdjusted for smaller critters
I love this trap but had some small squirrels and rats either fail to trip the plate or squeeze through the mesh once the door closed. I simply covered the back portions of the cage with a smaller gauge hardware cloth using zip ties. I filed down the trigger to make it more sensitive and it works like a charm on big or small critters with a hair trigger. The galvanized steel can be a bit rough or irregular. I would suggest looking at the mechanism of your trap to be sure the mechanism works smoothly and file down catch points as needed.
Review RateRecommend but carefully examine before use.
I bought this Easy Set Trap a couple of weeks ago. At first I was puzzled because my bait was being eaten but no squirrels were being captured. I experimented with the. trigger sensitivity but still no squirrel! Finally I inspected the linkage and trap door and bingo! The problem was the door had been installed at an angle causing the door to jam against the cage wall. A couple of whacks with my hammer corrected the angle and two hours later I captured my first squirrel ! I would have rated this product five stars otherwise. I would buy it again and I full heartedly recommend it!
Review RateWorks great !Caught 3 in no time at all !
Review RateEXCELLENT TRAPS FOR GREY SQUIRRELS
This should really just be an update to my earlier review, but can't see how to add/edit that, so writing another. These traps are excellent for capturing Eastern Grey Squirrels! From Christmas Day, December 25th of 2017 until mid-October 2018, I trapped and removed 182...yes ONE-HUNDRED-EIGHTY-TWO of these pesky grey squirrels from my fenced-in back yard. And my yard is just a 1/12th acre in-town lot! Also captured, and released two blue jays, and either two or the same one twice, red squirrels. People always roll out the "Red squirrels are the worst" comments, but to me, they are cute, and there are far far far fewer of them, and they never try to climb the bird feeder poles! Also have a couple of well behaved, and trained, chipmunks. After October 2018 I stopped setting the traps, and didn't really have a problem with squirrels throughout the Winter. And then in the last week of March 2019, one, then two, then three of the greys suddenly arrived in the yard under the bird feeders. I set out the traps, and in that one week I captured 7 and removed them. Also a young opossum, which I promptly let loose. (They supposedly love to eat ticks, and are the mammal most resistant to rabies, so felt no need to remove him.) After April 1, rarely saw a single grey squirrel. Then about 3 weeks ago (late July) suddenly grey squirrels started showing up in the yard again. Got out my trusty traps, and have now captured and transported away 9 squirrels. This size and these easy set traps are EXCELLENT!! I can't stress enough how great they are, how well they work, and how easy to use! On another note, using a large two door Havahart trap, I've recently captured and removed a really huge smelly woodchuck (biggest and stinkiest I've ever captured..never noted the smell before, figured this one to be a fully mature male) and a smaller first year juvenile just yesterday. Those traps also work great, but are more touchy to set, and bulkier to carry with the animal in it, but still excellent to rid us of the invasive pests. And all this (including more woodchucks and three skunks last year)in my fenced in 1/12th of an acre town lot! Amazing. By the way, the blue jays love to steal the peanuts in the shell, and often have emptied the trap of that bait! Only twice got caught, but they will try it always. Even putting the peanuts UNDER the trap doesn't stop them, they just peck through the shell until they can get the nut. Really funny and amazing to me to watch occasionally.....the other times I'm whooping and shooing them away! I transport all these captures over a large river and about five miles away to some wooded areas. I'm confident NONE of them have ever made the return journey to my yard, again contrary to some lore on that subject. I've also become the neighborhood trapper, setting and catching nuisance woodchucks and skunks in other neighbors yards. Except once, whenever I've got a skunk, I usually call for a licensed wildlife trapper to come deal with it, but I suspect he terminates them versus releasing so I don't ask questions.
Review RateCANNOT RECOMMEND ESPECIALLY FOR RABBITS
At this time we must agree with others that feel that this trap (and we bought TWO) was a total waste of money. We caught one squirrel and that is all this product wrote. After reading many, many reviews that made suggestions and other work-arounds, such as hanging the bait from the top of the cage or weighing down the trip plate, and numerous other well-intended recommendations, we either have the cagiest (yes, pun intended) critters roaming our property or this product just does not work, especially for rabbits, which have been our biggest nuisance for many years. We had tried all of the other useless methods such as repellents based on scent (like cayenne pepper, mothballs, soap, human hair, animal urine, blood meal, etc.), to chasing them or hosing them away, as well as modifying our gardens with plants that rabbits supposedly don't like. Right. There ARE none. Unfortunately, as a local garden center employee once said, "the only thing rabbits understand is a shot gun." Too bad it's illegal. After 14 years, I HAVE no heart left.Response From Havahart®Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
We're sorry to hear the rabbits have become such a nuisance! We'd like to know more about your experience attempting to catch these animals in our traps. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for assistance, we're happy to help.
Excellent squirrel trap. Easy to set & very effective.
Review RateWorks Well & Easy TO Set!
This trap works extremely well! Used it to catch and relocate a bunch of nuisance squirrels from my yard..caught 5 just in the first 2 days! It is so easy to use..no fidgeting to set it, just pull the handle back on the top. I tied a peanut in the shell with a twisty tie behind the trip plate just in case the trap wasn't as sensitive. This way when they struggle with the nut, it would trip the plate. I spread a bit of peanut butter on the peanut and placed some sunflower seeds inside the trap and outside the entrance. Worked like a charm every time!
Review RateOne door east sett squirrel trap doesn't work
One door easy trap doesn't work. Purchased this trap months ago, baiting with peanut butter on crackers and bread also with peanuts. bait is always missing and trap is still set. Borrowed the one door trap from a friend and the first week caught 2 squirrels, baiting the same.Response From Havahart®Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
We are sorry to hear about this experience! When bait is being stolen, we recommend increasing the sensitivity of the trap by adding weight to the trigger pan with small stones, metal washers, or magnets. We have shared your valuable comments with our Product Managers. These traps are covered by our 30-day guarantee and a 1-year replacement policy. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for assistance.
Review RateGreat squirrel trap
I put it away for the winter. I caught two black squirrels which I released in a park1/2 km. away under an oak tree. A cotton tail rabbit is too long, when the trap went off, the door hit it in the back and it just backed out. The gray squirrel left the area with a Blue Jay chasing it. I have gone through a $10 bag of peanuts in the shell from Sobeys. I have caught the Blue Jay at least 10 times. After the first time I let it go in the park also and it was home sitting on the fence waiting for more peanuts. After 4 days the bag was empty and it started to snow so I put it away. Next year I think I will be competing with Jimmy Carter for the Jay has the flower bed well planted with Sobeys peanuts.
Review RateCorn is the bait
For a couple years I tried to get squirrels from going into my attic. Until one day a friend suggested this bait: corn. After that, everything else is history. 8 squirrels in counting. It seems I caught one and more start coming. I'll continue to trap them. Don't like to kill them, I take them to a far forrest. Corn is the bait. Blessings