The Havahart 1025 is designed to trap squirrels (red and flying), rats, weasels, chipmunks and similar sized animals. The Havahart 1025 has two (2) spring loaded doors and comes fully assembled measuring 17.5"L x 5.25"W x 5.25"H.
Red Squirrels, Flying Squirrels, Rats, Weasels, Chipmunks and similar sized animals
For use in
The live trap may be placed where ever nuisance animals are present
17.5 in. L x 5.25 in. W x 5.25 in. H
Material / Construction
Galvanized wire mesh
Constructed of sturdy galvanized wire mesh for maximum resistance to rust and corrosion Internal edges to protect and prevent injuries to animals Trigger rod is located outside of the trap so animal cannot damage it while in the trap Each cage comes fully assembled and ready for use with two spring loaded doors Made in the U.S.A
The Havahart 1025 squirrel trap is also ideal for catching weasels, chipmunks, rats and similar-sized nuisance animal.
The Havahart 1025 is most effective when used in combination with a bait or lure.
First Time Traping
Havahart recommends that you contact the Humane Society, or the local or state game commission before setting a trap to determine the lawful method of releasing a captured wild or nuisance animal. Many species are protected by law in various states.
The following tips should be used when preparing to live catch your nuisance animal:
Testing the Trap
Following the instructions contained in the carton, you may want to test the trap and spring it a few times to make sure that it works properly. For example, spring it by touching the trip plate from each end.
This should be done also after the trap has been set and camouflaged to make sure it works freely. If you feel the doors do not work fast enough, place small stones or other weights on top of the door. This will cause doors to drop faster.
Tips for New Traps
When you receive the trap it will be bright and new. Therefore do not be discouraged in case you do not catch what you anticipated the first night or day. The effectiveness of Havahart® traps usually improve with age. Some animals do not mind a new trap while others do.
So instead of setting the trap to catch the first animal to come along, bait the trap, or simply place it where you intend to set it and fasten the doors open by means of a stick or wire.
After a couple of days, when you notice the bait has been disturbed or taken, it is time to set the trap.
Camouflaging your Trap
Camouflaging the trap is an effective means to entice the animal.
Place twigs and leaves all over the trap to remove a lot of the glare from the trap. You can even spray it with water and throw dirt on it to give it a conditioned look.
Animals will not be discouraged from entering the trap by the smell of your handling the trap or from supposed machine/oil odors in the manufacturing process.
So far upon looks it does look very much like the one that we presently have that we like. Since it was a Christmas Present and we do live in Maine, we do not trap much during the winter. But - from Spring through Fall, we have trapped as many as 30 or more chipmunks and anywhere from 20-30 red squirrels. One trap was not enough when you see two of these little animals running around at the same time - With this additional one it will save on us making 2 trips a day on frequent occasions. I would like to add, the order came through very promptly. Thank you.
While the description for this trap says it is good for Squirrels, etc.......it appears to be to small to catch most Squirrels......except perhaps a baby or small flying Squirrel. Product did come on time and in perfect condition however. It just does not work as expected.
Ordered a Model 1025. Received a Model 1085.
Company sent me a replacement 1025 and a label to send the 1085 back to them. I traveled 90 miles to do that and to send the replacement 1025 back to them at my own cost which did not work at all.......
I recently bought the Havahart animal trap with free small trap at Atwoods as the small trap looked like a rat would not escape it. After I failed to catch the garage rat, I ordered this smaller trap online. While waiting for shipment, I caught the garage rat in free small trap! Have caught 4 rats in it so far, plus a small raccoon in the barn along with Mama in larger trap. However, tho snapped, this smallest trap has not caught anything yet. It is also easily snapped by vibration so needs to be on a steady surface.
Getting rid of squirrels that have taken up residence in your attic can be difficult. The only thing that really works is trapping them. You can use a cage trap such as the Havahart 1025 baited with nutmeats or birdseed. Since this is a no kill trap, you need to check with your local authorities to see if(and where) the animal can be released or if it must be destroyed. Once you have trapped and removed the squirrels, you need to figure out how they gained entry and seal up the opening to avoid having more of these pests move in. Most openings that are 2" or less in diameter can be closed with a product such as Stuf-Fit copper mesh and expanding foam. Larger openings may require a fine mesh hardware cloth (available at most home improvement stores) or other suitable material. Be sure to trim back tree branches so that they do not overhang or touch your home. Bushes should also be trimmed, so that they do not touch your home and so that you can see the soil beneath them. Bird feeders should be removed or relocated away from the house to eliminate food sources. By changing the environment around your home, you are making the area less suitable for squirrels and lessening the chance that you will have them invade your home again.
Can this small Havahart 1025 trap also be used to trap moles?
Since moles spend almost of their time underground it is very doubtful that the Havart 1025 trap would be effective for them. They are also very wary of any changes to their tunnels and would likely steer clear of a large trap being placed underground. We do not have any no-kill traps available for mole control. Please take a look at our mole control page to see a full listing of our mole control products.
Will the Havahart Cage Trap - Model 1025 work to catch squirrels in my attic?
Getting rid of squirrels that have taken up residence in your attic can be difficult. The only thing that really works is trapping them. You can use a cage trap such as the Havahart 1025 baited with nutmeats or birdseed. Since this is a no kill trap, you need to check with your local authorities to see if (and where) the animal can be released or if it must be destroyed.
We also have one way door excluders which allows the squirrels to leave the attic but not re-enter using the same hole. It is very important to seal up every hole possible to keep the squirrels out for good.