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

Model #: 1082

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  • Item #1082
  • Best Used For: Chipmunks, Rats, Squirrels, and Weasels
  • Dimensions: 17” x 5” x 5.5”
  • Patented Easy Set® Design – Set & Release with One Hand
  • Made in the U.S.A.

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Model #1082

Best Used For:


Trapping Has Never Been Easier

Endorsed by top rescue leagues around the country, this all-in-one feral cat trapping kit has everything you need to trap and care for stray and feral cats. This trap is ideal for use with Trap-Neuter-Return programs, as well as catching the pesky stray in your yard.


Set and Release with One Hand

Set this humane squirrel 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.

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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.

Safe, Rolled Metal Edges Protect the Animal

Just like the Havahart® squirrel trap you've relied on for years, 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.

No-Escape Door Lock Gives You Peace of Mind

The tightly spring-loaded door features updated door locks and added reinforcements, making your squirrel 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 that require more sensitivity to trip the trap, turn the sensitivity screw to the left (-). Larger animals 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 Traps

Trap Opening
(w x h)
Trap Length
3 x 3 in
10 in
5 x 5 in
18 in
6 x 6 in
17 in
7 x7 in
17 in
5 x 5 in
17 in
7 x 7 in
17 in
# of Doors
Set as 1 or 2-Door Trap
Easy Set® 1-Step Set & Release
Enlarged Handle
Galvanized Steel
Manufacturer's Warranty
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
1 year
1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty

Havahart® stands behind the quality of its traps with a 1-year manufacturer's warranty. Learn more here »

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.


WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead and lead compounds, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to
Havahart Trap - Model #1082
Model # 1082
Dimensions 17" x 5" x 5.5"
Weight 3.06 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 Chipmunks, Rats, Squirrels, and Weasels

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Most Recent Customer Reviews

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Review posted on
July 22, 2019
Extremely Happy By Elaine

We have been overrun by squirrels! They are eating my plants and digging holes. The trap is both easy to use and just as easy to release the squirrels into a new environment. Within an hour of set up the first time we had a guest in the trap.

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Review posted on
July 18, 2019
Good trap By RM

Trap did not attract chipmunks the first few days but then I disguised it more completely and was successful the first day after that. Trap was easy to set. I am fully satisfied with it.

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Review posted on
June 17, 2019
great product By Stu
Does what it is supposed to works fine. Thanks
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Review posted on
June 13, 2019
Works well for catching chipmunks By Todd

I purchased this trap for catch and release of chipmunks. It is relatively easy to set-up and the bar spacing is perfect to prevent the captured chipmunks from getting caught in the bars and injuring themselves. It took a few tries to properly adjust the trip sensitivity, but the trap is otherwise well-suited for catching small rodents.

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Review posted on
April 29, 2019
Caught 9 chipmunks and one squirel over the weekend By steven

Just purchased. Good instructions, fast delivery. I am very pleased with the 17 inch Easy set trap. Had to adjust the knob a few times to get the trap sensitivity just right. I bought two traps, this one and another type from Havahart that has the drop door. I could not be more pleased with both. Over the weekend I caught 9 chipmunks and one grey squirrel which kept both traps busy. Let them loose in the woods about a mile from the house. Great product.

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Review posted on
April 28, 2019
Low success rate ... By Richard

I've used this trap for just under three (3) years, and the success rate is less than 10%, There a couple of reasons for this … 1) Some squirrels are able to 'nose' their way out of trap once tripped by pushing open the door. I've seen it happen. 2) With part of the tripping mechanism outside of the trap, animals that crawl around the outside of trap can trip it. I've seen it happen. Overall, a poorly designed trap.

Response From Havahart®
Jules : Consumer Relations Representative

Hello Richard,

Thank you for taking the time to share your review! We have passed your comments along to our Product Managers. If the squirrels you're trying to catch are strong enough to "nose" their way out of the door, then we recommend using a medium trap, such as the Havahart® Medium 1-Door Easy Set™ Trap (1084).

In order to keep the trap from being tripped accidentally, try placing the trap along a fence or wall with the outside tripping mechanisms close to it. This will help prevent animals from running against that side of the trap. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact our Customer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) We're happy to help!

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Review posted on
January 4, 2019
Works fine for one time and they get wise. By Susie

I love the ease of setting this smaller trap. I caught one rat the first night and not one has come near the trap since. Do they leave a scent on the trap so their friends beware? If so how to "clean" the trap before next time?

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Review posted on
November 5, 2018
Can’t lesion tension By Claudia

I bought the large and small trap same day. Large trap was missing a part so they sent a replacement trap. One has a knob to turn to adjust the tension the other does not. The smaller strap has no knob to lessen the tension either. Kittens have been eating but not being trapped. I can’t catch the kittens and I want to do so to be able to fix them and adopt them out. Disappointed. How do u add pebbles the the plate!

Response From Havahart®
Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative

Hello Claudia,

Your feedback is appreciated, thank you for taking the time to provide it. Weight can be added to the trigger pan with pebble taped to the trigger pan, or metal washers, magnets are also effective. These traps are covered by a 30-day guarantee and a 1-year warranty with a copy of the purchase receipt. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) with any questions. We are happy to help!

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Review posted on
October 12, 2018
Very pleased By Ralph

In the past 2 1/2 weeks I have trapped and relocated 31 chipmunks . This product is more effective than my neighbors trap. I am very pleased with this trap.

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Review posted on
October 9, 2018
Critters On The Run By Outsmarted

After purchasing three (3) of the 1082, easy set traps my experience is that the traps are not sensitive enough to catch chipmunks. Two of the traps featured an adjustment knob while the third did not. After watching chipmunks enter the trap, walk across pressure trip plate, consume several dry roasted peanuts and scamper away, it is time to procure a different Havahart model.

Response From Havahart®
Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative


Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback! The sensitivity of this trap may be increased by adding weight to the trigger pan with small stones, metal washers, or magnets. This trap is covered by a 30-day guarantee and a 1-year warranty with a copy of the purchase receipt. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) with any questions.

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Q.Confused by your specs: This item Model #: 1082 described as SMALL one door easy set is 17 inches long by FIVE by FIVE and HALF inches width/height. And this item on your site: Model #: b1083-3 is described as a 3 pack of SMALL one door easy set traps, which are 17 inches long by SEVEN by SEVEN inches width/height. So just what size is the SMALL one door easy set trap?
The size referenced in the trap's name is indicative of the animals
the trap is designed to catch and not a reference to the trap's size.
Q.Small squirrels escape by putting nose under door when trapped. Any way to prevent this

We recommend confirming the door is locking properly, once closed, animals should not be able to lift the door from the inside.

Q.What are the dimensions of the square/rectangular hole wire mesh on the 1082 and the 1062 models?

The mesh is 1 inch by 1 inch.

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