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In this section, Havahart® provides general live animal trapping information. You’ll find an overview of how to trap animals, different trap types, and answers to your most common animal trapping questions!
- How to Trap
- How to Bait
- Trap Types
Havahart® offers over 20 varieties of live animal cage traps to tailor to your needs. Below, Havahart® provides information about each trap type available, to better help you choose which trap is right for you.
1-Door vs. 2-Door
- Better bait protection: Place bait just beyond the trigger plate towards the back of the trap.
- Easier for larger animals to fully enter trap.
- Favored by professionals due to the style's simplicity.
- Dual entry provides a higher catch rate, since animals can enter from either direction.
- Ability to see through trap makes cautious animals more confident in entering.
- Versatile: can be set with either 1 or 2 doors open.
TIP: Havahart® recommends using a 2-door trap when you want to catch an animal that has a regular path, or that travels along a wall. Bait the trap and set it along the wall in order to successfully catch your critter traveling from either direction.
Collapsible vs. Non-Collapsible
- Easy to store: takes up less room in storage - can be broken down and stored flat.
- Ready to use out of the box: does not require assembly prior to setting.
- Easy and perfect set every time: in one motion, pull the lever on top of the trap to lock doors into place.
- Allows you to release an animal without touching the doors.
- Most comfortable to carry due to a rigid plastic handle and enlarged handle guard.
Visit our Easy Set® Brand page for more information.
- Specially designed for the capture and short-term care of feral cats.
- Allows a trapper to feed and care for a cat without it escaping: features a divider and hinged back door with lock.
- More comfortable for cats: burlap cover soothes cats while inside the cage.
Need More Help Finding the Right Trap?
Before operating a live animal trap, please check with your local authorities to determine the trapping laws in your area.