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Havahart Live Trap

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Havahart Live Animal Cage Trap is ideal for squirrels, skunks, stray cats, ground hogs etc. Comprised of sturdy, rust resistant wire mesh and steel reinforcements, this product will provide you with years of reliable trapping. Each Havahart Live Animal Cage Trap is made in the U.S.A.

Target Pests

This trap is ideal for trapping squirrels small rabbits mink and skunks.

For Use In

This product can be ideally used in yards garden fields recreational areas play parks and other turf sites.


Designed and used by professional trappers, have one spring loaded door for safe, secure catches. Animal control officers also trust and use these sturdy small traps.

Use only where directed and on the listed animals above.

Time to Kill

Solid doors and handle guards protect users during transportation, while smoothed internal edges protect and prevent injuries to animals. These traps are made in the U.S.A

Havahart Live Trap

Havahart Traps: A Humane Answer To Pest Control

For those of you who do not want to use harsh chemicals or inhumane methods to get rid of pests, Havahart traps are the right product for you. Our traps are meant to catch many larger pests including skunks, squirrels, moles, raccoons, etc. In the wild these animals are great, adorable and useful creatures that normally belong to a family or pack. However, when they are stinking up your house, digging holes in your vegetable garden or stealing all your nuts, they become a problem.


How Havahart traps work to humanely get rid of pest problems

The first thing you want to do is identify and monitor the animal. You can do this mentally or keep a log of its activities. Take note of its size, color, damage it is doing, where it seems to be coming from, where it goes and how long it stays. You can easily search characteristics online in order to better assist this identification process.


Once you know what kind of animal it is and if there are more than one present, you can begin searching for a trap. We have different sizes and price ranges available and we even have traps with double doors. All of our models are easy to use, easy to bait and are safe for the animals; all traps have smooth inside edges to prevent injury. Due to its sensitive triggers, the gravity-action door ensures a quick catch.


Now that you have your trap, you need to set it. Make sure you read all included directions and safety information before using it. It is helpful to read up on what these animals eat and place those types of foods inside the trap. Try to place the trap somewhere where it is not in plain sight, but somewhere the animal will easily walk into it. You can hide them in bushes or low brush, under decks, behind things or if they are burrowing, or going into a hole you can place the trap outside the hole or borrow.


Now you just wait for the animal to walk into your Havahart trap. Always take precautions to ensure you safety and the safety of others while working with the trapped animal. Most cities have local organizations that will take your trapped pests for you. If there is ANY suspicion of rabies or other disease notify someone immediately upon capture.


Benefits of Havahart Traps

These traps make it easy to remove unwanted pests and animals in the most humane way. As the leading manufacturer of live animal traps for over 60 years, Havahart is the best choice for humane animal capture. Thse live animal traps are made of rust-resistant wire mesh that is sturdy and is secured with steel reinforcements. You can rest assured that these traps provide lifelong maximum resistance to rust and the mesh openings are designed to prevent escapes.


The Company’s Promise

Havahart’s traps have been proven to remain durable, reliable, and provide excellent results. Their durable products are not only effective, but they are also safe for both you and for the wild life. With extensive field testing, they are confident that their product will deliver with snug fitting doors and fast spring loaded action for trapping those unwanted animals and pests. This animal-friendly company offers a range of devices that are specifically made to assist you in safely and humanely removing or relocating nuisance animals and pests from your home.


Additional information for trapping Armadillos, Chipmunks and Opossums using Havahart traps


  • To live trap an armadillo, you will need the 1050 or 1079 cage trap. In order to entice the animal into the trap, you will need to construct a funnel of sorts to lead the armadillo into the trap. One idea is to place wood barriers on either side of the trap to guide them into the trap.
  • Bait suggestions for Armadillo is to trap with meal worms, maggots, spoiled meat, overripe fruit, sardines or fish. Transport the armadillo at least 2 miles away.
  • Remember to check with your local or state game commission for regulations concerning relocating animals.


  • Live trapping can be used with chipmunks. You will most likely have to trap many chipmunks to control the population. Havahart® model 0745 is manufacturedspecifically for chipmunks.
  • Check the route that is used most often and set the trap in the appropriate place.
  • Check the trap often and if in agreement with local and state laws, release the animal in a suitable habitat at least 5 miles away.
  • Check the traps often.

Suggested baits:

  • Chipmunks are attracted to prune pits, un-roasted peanuts, corn, sunflower seeds, peanut butter, cereal, grains, popcorn.


  • Live catch traps may be used to humanely capture and release opossums. Havahart® 1050 traps are best suited for this type of catch.
  • They should be placed where activity has been seen. Transport opossums at least 5 miles away for release in a suitable habitat.
  • Avoid trapping during early spring and summer as young may be orphaned by the capture of their mother.

Suggested baits:

  • Opossum are attracted to Fish, apples, or canned pet food.

Product Q & A

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Is it necessary to have a divider & do you have one to accommodate this particular trap?
A shopper on Sep 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: What are you trying to trap with this Havahart trap?
What's the best trap for feral cats? I've no idea of this night cat's size. Have never seen it. Destroying garden!
Hal H on Jul 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The Raccoon or the Cayote would work.
How do you trap rats?
Diane S on Jun 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It could trap a rat, yes. Might not be the easiest to get them comfortable entering the trap.

Better to use glue boards and or snap traps.

How long does it take to trap a skittish cat?
A shopper on Nov 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It will depend on hunger level and location, most can catch an animal the same night if the cat is hungry. Be patient, might need to make the location of the trap gives you the animal some cover and shelter.
terese d on Sep 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Which trap are you asking about?

Customer Reviews

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I caught a Raccoon!
I didn't believe my husband when he said we had a raccoon in our yard. So we purchased this item and what do you know we caught one The night we got this trap!
January 6, 2015
Great Squirrel trap.....
I bought this trap and caught a squirrel on the second day I set it up.

I had to add some smaller mesh to the sides as the squirrel was able to reach through the cage and grab the bait. Once the mesh was on the sides, they were forced to enter the cage to get the bait.
September 13, 2014
Havahart Cage Trap Model 1078
We had several Squirrels in our garden not too long ago. They pretty much ate all of our nice flowers and chased after the birds to get their nuts. We have already caught three of them, using peanut butter and released them few miles away, unharmed. We are very pleased with the product and highly recommend it.
October 4, 2010
Be prepared.
Well made, sturdy trap suitable for large racoons. However, be prepared to make initial adjustments to the trap trip release. Instructions are vague and tools are required.
July 3, 2010
Havaheart 1081 live trap
Very good trap for racoons, caught 2 the first week.
May 7, 2010

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