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Havahart 1040 Live Animal Two-Door Skunk, Muskrat, and Opossum Cage Trap


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  • Constructed of sturdy rust-resistant wire mesh with steel reinforcements for long life and galvanized for maximum resistance to rust and corrosion. Mesh openings are smaller than competing traps of comparable size to prevent escapes and stolen bait.
  • Two spring-loaded doors allow animals to enter from either direction. Sensitive triggers ensure quick, secure captures that target the specific animal's size, eliminating undesired catches
  • Solid doors and handle guards protect users during transportation, while smoothed internal edges protect and prevent injuries to animals
  • Trigger rod is located outside of the trap so animal cannot damage it while in the trap. This trap is made in U.S.A.
  • Ideal for catching skunks, muskrats, opossums, and similar-size nuisance animals
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  • Product Dimensions: 30 x 7 x 7 inches ; 6.7 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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  • ASIN: B000BQW65A
  • Item model number: 1040
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,505 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

Product Description

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Havahart Medium 2-Door Trap (#1040)

Keep unwelcome raccoons, opossums and muskrats at bay by using using the Havahart Medium 2-Door Trap with spring loaded doors. Made in the USA, these traps are designed, tested, and used by professional trappers, ensuring a safe and secure catch for you and the nuisance animal.

Best for Trapping:

The Medium 2-Door Trap is best for capturing opossums, raccoons, squirrels, rabbits, skunks, and muskrats.

Opossums, Raccoons, Squirrels, Rabbits, Skunks, Muskrats

Reasons You'll Love the Havahart Medium 2-Door Trap

Havahart provides you the quality and peace of mind you need to get the job done right:

Quality

A sensitive external trigger rod is located outside to prevent damage from the animal
Sturdy, high tensile, wire mesh keeps neighborhood pest contained
Galvanized steel fights rust and corrosion
Based on extensive field testing, Havahart traps are over 3x stronger than imports

Peace Of Mind

Two powerful spring-loaded doors allow an animal to enter from either direction, providing an increased catch rate
Large handle guard offers protection during transportation
Smoothed internal edges protect and prevent injuries to animal and to you

Havahart traps are expert tested and proven effective since 1960. These traps arrive preassembled and are products of the U.S.A. Try our new Easy Set Traps, made with premium technology that allows you to capture and release pests with one hand.

 
 
 

Features

 
1.

Two Powerful Spring-Loaded Doors

2.

Large Protective Handle Guard

3.

External Trigger Rod

4.

Rust Resistant Galvanized Wire

Features: Patented Easy Set  lever, solid hand guard, sensitive trip plate, sturdy door lock, and galvanized steel.
 
 

Choosing the Right Havahart Medium Trap

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Trusted Design
Collapsible
Space Saving
Easy Set
Premium Technology
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1030
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Dimensions
Trap Length 24 in. 24 in. 30 in. 24 in. 24 in. 24 in. 25 in.
Extra Long — Will Also Trap Small Raccoons, Muskrats and Opossums Yes
# of Doors 1 2 2 1 1 1 2
Dual Entry - Higher Catch Rate Yes Yes Yes
Can be set with 1 or 2 Openings Yes Yes Yes
Collapsible - space-saving, easy to store Yes Yes
EasySet (patented) Yes Yes Yes
One Step Set and Release Yes Yes Yes
Enlarged Handle Guard - Added Protection Yes Yes Yes
Galvanized Steel - durable, long-lasting Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Manufacturer's Warranty 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year
 
 

Step-by-Step Trapping Guide

Before using a live trap, please consult your local laws regarding trapping and releasing wildlife.

Step 1: Place bait in back of trap

Rabbits: Carrots, lettuce
Skunks: Fish (canned), cat food, bread
crust coated with peanut butter
Squirrels: Nuts (especially peanuts), sunflower seeds, apples
Mink: Fish, fresh liver, chicken entrails

Step 2: Set the trap

Set the live animal trap in the location of the nuisance animal. You can camouflage the trap by placing twigs and leaves on
top. You can also leave an unset baited
trap for a few days to entice the animal.

Step 3: Check the trap regularly

Animals can become stressed if caged for long periods of time. Hot and cold weather conditions can also harm the animal.

Product Description

Ideal for trapping small raccoons, muskrats, opossums, and similar-size nuisance animals. The Havahart two-door cage trap has been designed for the safety of animals. This humane trap, with its two spring loaded doors, has many features to allow safe, quick and easy catches. Constructed of sturdy wire mesh with steel reinforcements for long life, and galvanized for maximum resistance to rust and corrosion. Mesh openings are smaller than competing traps of comparable size to prevent escapes and stolen bait. Two spring loaded doors allow animals to enter from either direction. Sensitive trigger ensures quick, secure capture. Solid door and handle guard protect user during transportation, while smoothed internal edges protect and prevent injuries to animals. Made in the USA. Havahart recommends checking with your local authorities to determine the trapping laws in your area before using a live trap.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

This trap really works great.
J. W. Cotton
This way, once the bait pan is tripped, the doors will release more easily.
Sunnyside Up
Catch and release is very easy with no damage to the animal.
Coderpitt

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Sagnamon Taylor on January 11, 2007
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It takes a few minutes to figure out how the thing works,

the levers had to be moved a bit after the shipment, but it does catch the bushy-tailed pests all right.

You must figure out how to dispose of them: if don't you have a heart to dip the trap into a water-filled garbage can, drive at least 5 miles away before letting them out. Spray-paint the behind to see if they come back.

Beware: it is illegal to release them in NJ, so whatever you do, avoid the public eye.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By James Louis on February 16, 2007
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This product works great. Superfast shipping. I have squirels in my attic and they were pulling down my insulation. I caught 3 squirels and set them free unharmed. This cage is a great idea.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By John MacDougall on November 27, 2009
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I got the trap, set it up, and three days later caught the skunk that was making our house unlivable.

Took a bit of fiddling to figure out how to set it. The instructions could have been just a little bit more clear, but that's a nit pick. Also, the first night I set it, I forgot to close the catches that hold the doors closed after the trap springs, and it was sprung the first night, so I might have caught the critter sooner and let it escape, not sure.

Used kibbled cat food as bait. Seemed to work.

Compared the single and double door traps. Not sure how much difference the two doors make, but a couple of previous single door traps we had borrowed in the past were not as successful. Also, Animal Control took the trap with them when the took away the skunk and we had to drive 7 miles and go through some hassle to get it back, so next time I will use the second door to get the skunk out of the trap into a box that I won't care about getting back.

I was worried that the 7" x 7" trap would be too small for a skunk, but the skunk I caught was not an adult and was small enough to be able to turn around in it, so I think it would be fine for a larger skunk as well.

It was a little tricky covering the trap to carry it out of the yard (to keep it away from our dog, "Stinky"). I laid one trash bag over the top, and then slid the trap into another trash bag. It's like the old joke: How do you put a skunk in a bag? Very carefully! But it worked fine.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By F. Pinkul on January 12, 2011
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Havahart 1040. Other reviewers recommended this size trap for squirrels, rather than the shorter model, and it seems about right to me. I put put the trap on a flat roof near where the squirrel were entering my attic. I held a small plastic tray on the bait pan with a magnet and put in two 1" x 1" squares of bread coated with peanut butter and wired the trap open so they could eat the bait without it tripping. I replaced the bait a few times per day so they could all get used to eating from it. On the third day I set the trap while I was eating lunch and caught my first squirrel within ten minutes. I immediately drove about 8 miles away and released him in the woods. I then rebaited the trap and wired it open again. I only set the trap when I could be there to immediately remove the squirrel. I got four in three days and haven't had a squirrel in the attic since. There are still plenty running around in the yard but the ones that went in the attic are gone.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. W. Cotton on June 5, 2013
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This trap really works great. Be sure to place only a little bait in the middle of the trigger; otherwise, the varmints reach in and trip the trap prematurely. I also put a piece of aluminum foil and topped it with plastic on the outside of the trap to keep the squirrel's paws from reaching in, but I know know that a little bait is the real solution to my problem. This trap really works, and is easy to give the squirrels a one way ride out of my neighborhood. I put the entire trap in a garbage bag and this seems to quieten them, and keeps their droppings out of my car while I transport them. Highly recommend this item.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jarrett.T on May 10, 2011
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Have had it for several weeks. Squirrels were eating "ALL" the fruit from our trees and harassing our birds. To date we have had 100% success; 11 for 11. It's well made, very easy to adjust and set up. Best to go with a 2 door and a larger size. We feel the larger size and open ends is less intimidating. Cover the trap with a sheet and drive it away. We do not paint their tails. It's inhumane and reduces the squirrels ability to assimilate it its new milieu.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lisa A. Littrell on August 20, 2009
it took about 4 days to try different ways,the cats we were trying to catch were shifty,1st we caught a big something as we found the cage across the yard upside down, so we staked the cage to the ground,then they dug holes under the cage & got the food, then we tiewrapped cardboard on the sides so they couldn't fish the food out & we finally caught all the wild cats to take to the shelter. We also caught opossums. Be careful & let them sit for at least half a day to move the cage as they are very angry . Good luck, it's nice without the pests, well, now the racoons are here. Here we go again, I might need bigger cages. I suggest you measure out the size so you can see exactly how big (or small) this is.The smallest one is very small. I got 2 sizes,& caught in both.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Paolo Lorenzi on December 8, 2009
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This is a great trap for squirrels. I use peanut butter on the trigger and smear some at the front of each entrance to lure them in. If you remember to put down the lock levers, it's very rare for a squirel to get to the bait without getting trapped. If you can't catch dozens of squirrels with this, your doing something wrong.

I probably caught over 300 in the past 10 years with my last trap before someone stole it on me. These hold up well to years of service.

I've also hung these out my window balanced on my gutter to catch a problem squirrel or two in my attic.

I doubt this would be the right size for a raccoon. The smaller squirrel traps are too small and squirrels can get out before the doors close.
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