Constructed of sturdy rust-resistant wire mesh with steel reinforcements for long life and galvanized for maximum resistance to rust and corrosion * Mesh openings of our groundhog traps are smaller than competing traps of comparable size to prevent escapes and stolen bait. * Spring loaded door and sensitive triggers ensure quick, secure captures that target the specific animal's size, eliminating undesired catches. * Solid door 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 * Ideal for catching raccoons, stray cats, groundhogs (woodchucks), opossums,and similar-size nuisance animals. Havahart traps are made in the U.S.A. Ideal for trapping raccoons, stray cats, groundhogs (woodchucks), opossums, armadillos, and similar-size nuisance animals. Havahart traps are designed and used by professional trappers. Animal control officers also trust and use Havahart traps -- so can you! 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. Spring loaded door and sensitive trigger ensure quick, secure captures. Solid door and handle guard protect user during transportation, while smoothed internal edges protect and prevent injuries to animals. Made in the USA.
Anyone who deals with feral animals on a regular basis will do well to have their own Havahart trap, rather than getting one for a limited time from the Humane Society; that way when the opportunity for capturing the animal presents itself, one is ready for the moment. Also, trapping some wary or streetwise animals can take patience, gradually placing the food further in the trap. A few critters take time to get used to the mesh under their paws, and feel secure enough to venture into the trap, and occasion..
I've used this trap to catch groundhogs (woodchucks) and done so successfully on a number of occasions.The trap is easy to set up. We covered it with a little hay both inside and on top to make it seem more natural. We use fresh ice burg lettuce as bait, which they absolutely love and we put the trap near their hole. It took about 3 days to catch the first one, then 2 days for the second and third.Releasing can be tricky - the trap is easy enough to open, but you want to make sure you're safe and that the a..
Fortunately I've used this type of trap before and know how the trigger is supposed to work. The unit I received required some "custom bending" of the trigger arm before I could set it at all, and a little more tweaking to get the trigger set to a sensitive level.Since practically any critter you're likely to trap is going to poop in the cage (out of fear or impatience)it would make sense to make a solid bottom to the trap that wont transfer poop to whatever vehicle you use to transfer the animal. You wil..