Havahart 1020 Live 2021 Animal Two-Door Mouse Cage discount Trap outlet sale

Havahart 1020 Live 2021 Animal Two-Door Mouse Cage discount Trap outlet sale

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Brand
HAVAHART
Color
Gray
Material
Metal
Item Dimensions LxWxH
10 x 3 x 3 inches
Item Weight
0.9 Pounds

  • Includes : 1 x Havahart 1020 Live Animal Two-Door Mouse Cage Trap

  • Reasons You'll Love the Havahart X-Small 2-Door Trap

    Frustrated by unwelcome animals invading your garden? Easily and safely remove unwanted guests with a Havahart X-Small 2-Door Trap. 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.

    Quality

    - Made with a sensitive trigger and smaller mesh opening to prevents any stolen bait.

    - Sturdy, high tensile, wire mesh keeps neighborhood pest contained.

    - Galvanized steel fights rust and corrosion.

    Peace Of Mind

    - Two gravity-action 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.

    Traditional X-Small Animal Trap Traditional X-Small Animal Trap Traditional Small Animal Trap Easy Set X-Small Animal Trap Easy Set X-Small Animal Trap Easy Set Small Animal Trap
    Model No. 1020 0745 1077 1082 1061 1083
    Trap Opening Dimensions (width x height) 3x3 in. 6x6 in. 7x7 in. 5x5 in. 5x5 in. 7x7 in.
    Trap Length 10 in. 17 in. 17 in. 17 in. 18 in. 17 in.
    Animal Sizes (best used for) Mice, Voles, Chipmunks, Rats Chipminks, Rats, Squirrels, Voles, Weasels Large Squirrels, Rabbits Chipminks, Rats, Squirrels Chipminks, Rats, Squirrels Large Squirrels, Rabbits
    No. of Doors 2 1 1 1 2 1
    Easy Set - One Step Set and Release
    Galvanized Steel

    Step-by-Step Trapping Guide


    Step 1: Place bait in back of trap

    Chipmunk: Un-roasted peanuts, sunflower seeds, peanut butter, cereal.

    Rats: Cheese, bread, birdseed, peanut butter.

    Weasels: 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.

    Description

    The Havahart X-Small 2-Door Small Animal Trap has been designed with the safety of the small animals in mind. This humane mouse trap, with its two gravity action doors, has many features to allow safe, quick and easy catches. This Havahart two-door animal cage trap is constructed of sturdy rust-resistant wire mesh with steel reinforcements for long life and galvanized for maximum resistance to rust and corrosion. It contains mesh openings, smaller than competing traps of comparable size, which help prevent escapes and stolen bait. Two gravity-action doors allow an animal to enter from either direction. Sensitive trigger ensures quick, secure capture that targets the specific animal''s size, eliminating undesired catches. Solid door and handle guard protect the user during transportation, while smoothed internal edges protect and prevent injuries to animals.

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    Q: Will this trap catch more than 2 mice at a time?

    A: We''ve caught 23 mice in three months with this trap. On two separate occasions, we got tw…

    Beagleville | 3 years ago

    Q: I have an problem with field mice and chipmunks. looks like this is the one to get?

    A: I bought 3 of these cages, b/c I had quite a few chipmunks. It''ll take them a couple of da…

    michele | 8 years ago

    Q: I have a hamster loose in the house, would this work to catch it?

    A: You need a larger trap, squirrel size. I raised hamsters, have for almost 30 years, and I''…

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    Q: Just got this today. when i try setting it, the ''trigger'' rod just keeps sliding up the s…

    A: When setting the trap, the end of the looped trigger rod will rest under the flat end of t…

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    Soloviajero
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    "Yay Daddy!"
    Reviewed in the United States on November 28, 2016
    I''ve used these traps for over 20 years, and if there''s any product that rates 5-stars, this one does. It always works, without fail if you know how to use it and where to set it. We live near a huge open field in the Rocky Mountains where thousands of mice spend their... See more
    I''ve used these traps for over 20 years, and if there''s any product that rates 5-stars, this one does. It always works, without fail if you know how to use it and where to set it. We live near a huge open field in the Rocky Mountains where thousands of mice spend their summers in relative peace, avoiding hawks and owl hazards as necessary, but when the snows begin to fall they think about coming indoors to keep warm. In their place, you''d do the same. So every winter our family begins the annual mouse hunt, a competition based on visual acuity, mouse recognition, trap placement, and a scoring system which values both total number of mice caught and the speed of each catch. We wager on how many and how fast daddy can bag them. I am the unquestioned mouse master and, although I''ve contrived live-catch mousetraps of my own, I use Havahart traps exclusively for competition purposes. When the kids were young, they''d yell "Yay Daddy!" every time I''d score a mouse, and we''d parade him in the cage in triumph before bundling up to convey the terrified creature back outside for a live release. We''d have to jot down the time of first sighting of a possible mouse or fresh droppings to avoid quibbles about how long it really took daddy to catch him. On my best day, I positiomed the trap in a likely place, set the catch, and I was walking away when I heard the gates clang shut. I thought I''d just set the catch poorly and returned to re-set it when I could already hear the mouse jumping around inside. Last year a visitor from Europe spotted a mouse and reported it, and I told her no problem, I''d have the mouse in half an hour. She scoffed at the boast, but when I produced the captured mouse in 20 minutes, she thought it was a trick mouse I''d trained to do that to impress visitors. All it takes is confidence in the trap and the skill to know where to position it, and how to bait it.

    As for "confidence," I learned tonight that Havahart has been making this same design for about 70 years, a testament to a design that can''t be further refined. It''s made of galvanized sheet metal, not of cheap plastic that an aggressive mouse can chew through. The trap will work like new for decades. The parts don''t rust or get brittle with age. There are no springs to lose tension over time. They are easy to set and to handle with a mouse inside, and release of the mouse is easy even in the dark outside. They clean easily after use. If you''re not catching the mouse, it''s not the fault of the trap.

    Havahart recommends peanut butter and birdseed for bait, which is unnecessarily messy. We don''t keep birdseed around anyway. A 1" square of bread with peanut butter on top will work every time. Put a dab of peanut butter on the bottom of the bread cube to "stick" it to the trigger-paddle so it doesn''t fall off. Any peanut butter residue left on the paddle after use can be blasted off with a stream of hot water from the sink.

    Placement of the trap is key to success. You place it exactly or very near to where you''ve spotted (or suspect) a mouse, or where you''ve found fresh droppings. If a mouse came there recently, he''s still nearby and coming back to or through the same place once the lights go out. Just set the trap and go watch television or go to bed. When the metal doors slam shut, it produces an identifiable clang you can hear across the house. Just check the trap in the morning. If you don''t catch the mouse in 8-10 hours, the trap''s in the wrong place. I set two traps to hedge my bets.

    Mice come into the house where warm air is bleeding outside near the ground. They follow the path of warm air escaping. If you''re getting a lot of mice inside, you need to search for ground level air leaks, including clothes dryer vents which (although well above ground) have firewood or something else stacked up beneath the flapper. Outside plants near the vents can be mouse ladders.

    When it''s cold, mice will cuddle-up next to the threshold of an exterior door where warm air is escaping between the threshold and the door bottom. They''re just laying against the threshold keeping warm when you suddenly open the door and they get surprised and tumble inside in a panic to escape. If you think your mice are getting in that way, just give the door a gentle kick at the bottom before opening to give them a chance to boogie before the door opens inside. Then adjust the threshold height to eliminate the warm air escape.

    Doors left open for some purpose are an open invitation to mice. Kids are the most likely cause, but adults leaving the door ajar while shuttling packages or luggage inside from the car is another likely suspect. Whatever the specifics be, the mice are following the path of escaping warm air.

    I''ve read several reviews that contain suspicious information where I''d beg to differ. The first is that Havahart traps, now made in China, are flimsy and inferior to the old ones made in the USA. I''d love to have them still manufactured in the USA, however the new trap I received from Amazon today is EXACTLY the same as the ones I bought 20 years ago. I inspected and even weighed them side-by-side. Each weighs 11.20 ounces (319 grams) and the measurements, design and construction is identical.

    You don''t need to wash the trap with bleach afterwards to remove "human odor," unless you''re somehow worried about viruses or something. If anything, human smell would be an attractant and the smell of beach residue would drive them away. Just shake out any droppings after use when you release the animal, wash out any peanut butter residue with hot water in the sink and air dry the trap. I agree with the reviewer who thinks "mouse smell" on the trap from prior catches would attract rather than repel other mice.

    Released mice don''t "remember" how they got in and travel back from miles away to find your house. They don''t get smarter every time they get caught; that''s ludicrous. Go a reasonable distance from the house to release them if you''re worried. If there are 10,000 mice in the fields around your house, releasing one back into the wild won''t make any difference. IF a mouse does somehow get back in, it''s because you haven''t found the warm air breach in house security that let him in to begin with, and which will be obvious to all mice in the vicinity. Don''t store dogfood, birdseed or people food in the garage, especially in winter, and especially near an exterior door.

    If you have kids, involve them in the live release process. It''s a great opportunity to talk about nature, the sanctity of life (flies and mosquitos excepted), good karma building, and how dead mice with broken necks, or poisoned mice decaying in the cupboards, is a real bad idea. And each time you release one and they yell "Yay Daddy!," take a bow because the kids will be happy and you''ll be a hero for awhile.
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    likeitis
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Bait the inside roof of the trap and not the tray
    Reviewed in the United States on June 5, 2017
    it took me a while to figure out how to work this thing. it definitely is frustrating to set because it has such a hair trigger. it has a hair trigger when you are learning to set it without baiting it. but when you bait it, it becomes even more difficult to set. I use... See more
    it took me a while to figure out how to work this thing. it definitely is frustrating to set because it has such a hair trigger. it has a hair trigger when you are learning to set it without baiting it. but when you bait it, it becomes even more difficult to set. I use creamy peanut butter only. but the bait tray is connected to the trigger or vice versa depending which way you look at it. to make a long story short, the trick I learned was to put the peanut butter on the roof of the cage right above the tray. it''s easy to do and you can smear it broadly with a knife to give maximum surface exposure and hence aroma to attract the tiny creatures. the mice I have are tiny, tiny, but when they have to jump up on the empty bait tray to get at the pb on the roof, zingo, even with their light weight, they spring the trigger and have a new home. try it. leave the bait tray alone and DO NOT PUT BAIT ON IT. I''m sure someone else has figured this out but I''m not interested in reading the hundreds of reviews to find their post.
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    A. Laine
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Great mouse trap that humanely does the job!
    Reviewed in the United States on November 5, 2016
    I love this trap! I caught 19 mice in my garage (I live in a rural area and I made the mistake of leaving the garage door open overnight, thus inspiring some mice to set up home in my garage and start multiplying over the... See more
    I love this trap! I caught 19 mice in my garage (I live in a rural area and I made the mistake of leaving the garage door open overnight, thus inspiring some mice to set up home in my garage and start multiplying over the summer). I have tried a multi-mice no-kill trap in the past, and never caught a mouse. In desperation to avoid a kill trap, I bought this Havahart trap since I do TNR (trap neuter return) with feral cats using the Havahart brand of traps and I know their traps work well with feral cats. Every time I set the trap, I caught a mouse; so easy! I cleaned the trap after every mouse I trapped. I trapped 19 mice in total, and then no more mice were being trapped. So I did a clean up in my garage, and there was no more evidence of mice in the garage. Sure it''s an easy trigger on the trap, but the mice are small, light-weight, and I didn''t have a problem setting the trap and having it trigger just for the mouse as long as I was careful not to jostle it too much. I used peanut butter and mixed bird seed, and the each mouse would eat the goodies overnight while biding time until morning when I would inspect the trap. It is pretty easy to release the mice. Some dart out once the door is lifted, others are more timid. Usually I released each mouse in a tree trunk with a hole in it so they had a safe place to hide until dark (and judging from the pinon pine nuts shells in the tree hole, a great place for mice).
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    Freddy The Frog
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Most Sensitive Most Effective LIVE CATCH Mouse Trap EVER
    Reviewed in the United States on January 9, 2018
    I have been using the Havahart 1020 Live Animal Two-Door Mouse Trap for years here in rural Pennsylvania. I''m back for more and decided to leave a review for others. Let me start by saying that we have an... See more
    I have been using the Havahart 1020 Live Animal Two-Door Mouse Trap for years here in rural Pennsylvania.
    I''m back for more and decided to leave a review for others.

    Let me start by saying that we have an abundance of deer mice, voles, moles, and shrews. I have traps of all shapes and sizes at my disposal.
    I was the victim of "empty trap syndrome"... that''s where you set a trap with peanut butter or something else, and return to find the trap still perfectly set, with the bait completely missing. That was until I got ahold of the 1020 Live Animal traps!

    To my knowledge, these are the smallest live animal catch traps that Havahart makes and they are EXTREMELY SENSITIVE!
    I have motion camera video of mice licking peanut butter right off of traps and walking away to share about it.
    Now, I''m almost out of mice to test my traps on, thanks in large part to the model 1020.
    These are the very best "indoor traps", or where there will not be vibrations as would be cmmon on wooden stair cases, doorways, etc.. AND where there will not be wind etc. The very thing that makes them effective in trapping tiny mice, is the very thing that is apt to trip them with nothing inside.

    *** A Test of Patience and Dexterity ***
    If you are good at games like Operation and have the steady hands of a surgeon, you can probably set these traps just fine.
    However, if you''re all thumbs, or have shaky fingers, you''ll be hugely frustrated when trying to set the trigger plate.
    This is a lightweight trap, made for tiny mammals, with thin wire trip mechanism components that are designed more for tripping than for setting.
    and that my friends is why you will catch even the most stealthy and seasoned bait-thieving mouse.
    These are perfect for attics, basement floors, tool sheds, inside kitchen cabinets etc where they will be sheltered.

    I bait the trap by putting peanut butter on the inside roof, directly above the trip plate. This way, the mouse will have to rest its feet on the trip plate in order to reach the peanut butter. If the peanut butter is only on the trip plate, I have seen mice stand inside the trap, next to the plate and lick the surface in such a sensitive way that it may not trip. But with the interior roof surface baited... I have had 100% success. How do I know? Because the video cameras show the activity and results. They also show me if there are mice showing up that don''t go inside the cages.

    A final note on these excellent traps, wear respiratory protection and disposable surgical gloves as there are diseases associated with the feces and waste materials from wild mice... DO NOT TAKE CHANCES. AND, do not wash them unless you''re putting them into storage, as mice like to follow the scent trail of other mice and will more quickly enter a trap that already smells of mice and even has tiny mouse droppings in it. Leave them smelling like mice and you''ll get even more of them.

    I recommend these cages without hesitation. BUT if you need something for out in the garden etc... I would go with the next size up or you will have lots of false trips. I also suggest mounting these small traps onto a flat piece of board so they cannot easily be turned over and this will also prevent cats or other pets from getting in to the trapped animals. If the trap flips upside down, the doors will open and your captive will be free.... =<'';''>=
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    wannabe perfectionist 💬
    1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    I wanted to have a heart... but going back to a kill trap
    Reviewed in the United States on August 23, 2020
    I have many chipmunks in our backyards and they are digging behind our retaining wall and under our deck. I got this live trap so I can catch and release them and I couldn''t get larger live cage because we also have skunks... See more
    I have many chipmunks in our backyards and they are digging behind our retaining wall and under our deck.
    I got this live trap so I can catch and release them and I couldn''t get larger live cage because we also have skunks and baby groundhogs. I actually once caught a skunk in a bigger live trap and had to pay the professional to remove it from my property so I''m not going to get any big enough live trap to catch them again.

    Sadly, this live trap did not catch any chipmunks for more than a month. I did find that the trap was tripped with the both doors closed many times but there was nothing inside the trap. I believe the trap is too small for a chipmunk where they can go inside and trip it without their entire body inside the cage.

    When it finally caught something, it was a small bird and it was hurt... You can see in the video that the bird is limping and hurt and even after I released it, it couldn''t fly... it broke my heart.

    So I''m not using this trap anymore and decided to not have a heart. Did some more research and got 4 different types of kill traps and caught 11 chipmunks in 2 weeks.

    I tried to have a heart.. I really did but I spent thousands of dollars on a new retaining wall and I just can''t afford to have it get ruined by chipmunks. I would not recommend this live trap for chipmunks but I do recommend this for small mice or birds. This particular trap is too small for a chipmunk.
    Hope my video and photos were useful... and if they were, please click on the helpful button below. Thank you!
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    L
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Very effective (won''t harm mouse) and Tips for success
    Reviewed in the United States on May 28, 2021
    These work extremely well! I''ve tried various humane traps with little success and I''ve also read reviews about other types of live-catch traps injuring the poor little critters. (To me, a trap with a mechanism that could potentially injure the mouse defeats the purpose of... See more
    These work extremely well! I''ve tried various humane traps with little success and I''ve also read reviews about other types of live-catch traps injuring the poor little critters. (To me, a trap with a mechanism that could potentially injure the mouse defeats the purpose of humanely live-catching.) Since I ordered THIS trap, I''ve had amazing success catching our mice!
    + An advantage to live-catching is that you will have easier (less gross) clean-up. Another advantage to this specific trap, is that you don''t have to handle the trap very much to release the mouse. I was able to use a stick or my foot to open the trap for release.
    + Another advantage to this trap is that there is plenty of air-flow, so the mouse doesn''t suffocate or get covered with condensation.
    + The mechanism works very well, and the mice cannot escape, and they cannot chew through it. The trap work over and over again.

    Here is exactly how I caught our mice, in hopes that it might help you have the success that I have had with these traps!

    TIPS:
    1) PLACING THE TRAP: Locate a spot along a wall where you have seen evidence of mouse traffic.
    2) Cut holes on both ends of a small box (shoe box size) and place it upside-down on top of the trap. A dark space entices the mouse and the darkness makes it feel less stressed. Mice like to feel like they can run THROUGH something, which is one reason I think this trap works so well, with openings on each end.
    3) BAITING: I used water bottle caps to hold the bait. It makes for easier clean up. I used a combination of birdseed, walnut pieces, peanuts, ketchup, honey, and jam (as I could see our mice in my house had a sweet tooth.)
    4) SETTING: Use salad tongs to place the bait (in the water bottle cap) on the platform. This makes for easier setting, as it can be difficult to get your hand inside the trap to set the bait without setting it off.
    5) Don''t be discouraged if, at first, it seems tricky to set this trap. It is quite sensitive, which is what makes it so effective. It will get much easier after you have done it a few times.
    6) I also placed some torn up napkin pieces inside the trap. It gives the mouse something to chew on and hide under, causing a less stressful experience for him. It also absorbs any pee, and the mouse poop sticks to it, making for easier clean-up.
    7) I placed a water bottle cap filled with water inside the trap. I could see that our mice were using the basement drain as a water source, so I thought providing water might also lure them. (Plus, they have a chance to hydrate before their release.)
    8) CHECK the trap at least 2-3 times daily, especially first thing in the morning. The mouse needs to be released as soon as possible (definitely the same day) after it is caught, or it will die inside the trap. You will most likely catch mice at night, as they are mainly nocturnal.
    9) Patience is key. The mouse may not go in the trap on the first night or even the second night, as they are cautious of new unfamiliar things. Once they get used to seeing it for a few nights, they will venture inside of it.
    10) After I caught one, I dropped some extra food inside the trap an hour or two before making the drive to release him. (I wanted him to have a full belly when he starts his new life in the wilderness.)
    11) RELEASING: Before putting the trap in my car for the release trip, I placed the trap inside a box with a lid. This helps the mouse stay calm, and prevents any mess from inside the trap from spilling onto your car floor.
    12) Find a release spot that is at least 2-miles from your home. This may sound extreme, but several studies have shown mice to have amazing navigational abilities to travel more than a mile to return, even crossing creeks and roads to do so!
    13) The best release location includes cover, such as trees and/or undergrowth or tall uncut grass, a nearby water source. Hopefully, it is quite a distance from homes and buildings. (If the mouse ends up in someone else''s house, garage, or business, they are likely get poisoned or caught in a trap that is not humane.)
    14) To release the mouse, lift the locking bars off the tops of the door flaps, and tip the trap on it''s side. The doors may swing open on their own. If they don''t, just move the levers on the side of the trap, which opens the doors. You can do this with your shoe or a stick, if you don''t want to handle the trap too much. The mouse may take a few moments to feel brave enough to make the exit, taking a moment to sniff the air and get his bearings.
    15) I recommend the video on the Amazon Havahart site demonstrating how to set and release the trap. It helps to practice a few times before catching your first mouse so you have a good understanding of how the mechanism works.
    16) CLEAN-UP: I use a stick to remove the napkins into the garbage. I have just hosed the trap out and placed it in the sun to help kill germs. I have not used bleach, as I fear the bleach smell will deter future visitors from entering the trap. I''ve read that some remaining mouse scent on the trap can help lure other mice into it. I use plastic gloves when I handle the trap.
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    RScott
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    The mice can''t chew through this!
    Reviewed in the United States on November 6, 2019
    This is very close to the perfect no-kill mousetrap. I had been using the cheaper plastic TomCat ones, but the mice learned they could chew through them -- but these are made of metal, which mice can''t chew through. I thought I had only one mouse to catch, but... See more
    This is very close to the perfect no-kill mousetrap. I had been using the cheaper plastic TomCat ones, but the mice learned they could chew through them -- but these are made of metal, which mice can''t chew through.

    I thought I had only one mouse to catch, but either he keeps coming back, or there are more: it seems that every time I check the trap, there''s a mouse in there. I even went 2 times in a row without re-baiting (the first time there was a little left; the second time just a bit of scent from the peanut butter).

    The key with any mousetrap is the location (I had one sit unused for months because the mouse didn''t visit that area much), and the bait (out local supermarket Wegmans has a peanut butter made from just peanuts and salt; it has a strong scent and works very well).

    Remember to check your mousetrap frequently: when I check in the morning, the mice are always very lethargic. If you just check once a day, you''ll likely have a dead mouse (in which case the standard ''kill'' traps would be more humane).

    The only drawback with this one is that it is a bit complicated. If the doors won''t open, first check that they aren''t locked (a movable piece of metal blocking them); if they still don''t open, try moving the trap from side to side. Setting the trap takes getting used to, as it is fairly sensitive. Just remember when setting the trap to [1] make sure that the bait tray inside is centered (if not, the trap isn''t set), and [2] the door locks are set (otherwise, the mouse will just walk right out).

    Of course, it is important to remember that if the mouse was inside your house, it (or a friend of his) can just come right back in the way it originally came in. I used steel wool (the most coarse type, not the fine type) with gloves and pushed it into tiny (dime-sized) holes outside the garage where the mice could fit through.
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    ConsiderThis
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    I''ve found a better way to set it ...
    Reviewed in the United States on January 5, 2017
    11/4/2017 ~ Update: The mice kept taking my peanut without tripping the trap. I tried gluing the peanut in place with peanut butter and still the steady little mice took the peanut and left the trap empty. THEN I discovered that if I put a peanut in shell UNDER the trip... See more
    11/4/2017 ~ Update: The mice kept taking my peanut without tripping the trap. I tried gluing the peanut in place with peanut butter and still the steady little mice took the peanut and left the trap empty. THEN I discovered that if I put a peanut in shell UNDER the trip plate, the mouse almost invariably tripped the trap. Last night I caught 14. Yes, I had no idea they multiplied. I believed they were more Platonic. In any case, it''s super fast to set the trap when you put the peanut under the trip plate, and you can push the peanut into place with a chop stick, or some such.

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    Last year ~ I''ve caught three mice with it. It''s taken awhile, though. I''m amazed at how the mice can take a peanut off the trigger plate without triggering the trap. And yes, I''ve tried peanut butter to "glue" the peanuts in place. As soon as I use peanut butter, the mice/mouse ignores the peanut. I swear they have a telepathy they use among themselves to warn each other.

    Last night I caught what I hope is the last mouse. I put just the tiniest dot of peanut butter under each of two peanuts... and hoped for the best. The mouse had taken peanuts for several nights running, so I hoped it would feel secure about taking these... and be just the least bit reckless.

    I cannot tell you what a HAPPY sound it was, to hear the trap rattle shut. The poor little mouse looked very sad, in contrast to my happiness.

    I took it outside this morning, and released it near some bales of straw. I put a lot of peanuts out for it, hoping that it is able to stay warm and well fed... but outside my kitchen.

    10/18/2017 ~ I caught 3 mice the other evening. I think the trick to catching a lot is to immediately release them outside so that remaining mice don''t get any idea of the trap being scary... (and, keeping the door shut)
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    Gene S
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Worked perfectly
    Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 8, 2017
    So far I''ve caught 3 mice with a Big Cheese live trap. However the 4th (Barry) knew his stuff and wouldn''t dare venture inside. I bought a Havahart instead and baited it with nuts & choc and Barry just couldn''t help himself. Caught him within an hour after spending days...See more
    So far I''ve caught 3 mice with a Big Cheese live trap. However the 4th (Barry) knew his stuff and wouldn''t dare venture inside. I bought a Havahart instead and baited it with nuts & choc and Barry just couldn''t help himself. Caught him within an hour after spending days looking at videos of him ignoring the others. I think the advantage is that they can see all the way through the trap, no need to push down any doors. Yes, it''s a bit fiddly to set up and add bait, but I just used their YouTube video as a guide - didn''t even read the instructions. I have video of Barry getting caught but can''t find a way of uploading. Barry now lives near a nice barn 5 miles away...
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    Lee
    2.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Works probably only 1 in 4 times...
    Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 4, 2018
    Works probably only 1 in 4 times. Caught a few mice but the number of times the mechanism failed to shut the door and the mice got a free feed significantly outweighed the catch ratio.... The mechanism is simply too basic. It relies on quite an exact positioning of the...See more
    Works probably only 1 in 4 times. Caught a few mice but the number of times the mechanism failed to shut the door and the mice got a free feed significantly outweighed the catch ratio.... The mechanism is simply too basic. It relies on quite an exact positioning of the levers yet the quality of the metal work means that it catches and fails to shut far too often. It''s also ridiculously hard to load the food in through the doors once the trap is set. If you have hands bigger than a 4 year old, you''ll constantly trigger the mechanism that shuts the doors (if only it was this sensitive to the actual mice....) I found the best way was to sprinkle porridge oats on the top panel and then brush them through the gaps to land in the trap. On the plus side, it is a very humane way to catch the mice and the doors shut quite loudly so you can easily hear when it does,
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    Mr. C
    4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Works but tricky to set
    Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 27, 2018
    This is awkward to use, particularly once you have caught a mouse and become concerned about hygiene issues. It is possible to remove the bars that fall into place to stop the mouse escaping. That makes loading bait easier but it is a tricky operation and the instructions...See more
    This is awkward to use, particularly once you have caught a mouse and become concerned about hygiene issues. It is possible to remove the bars that fall into place to stop the mouse escaping. That makes loading bait easier but it is a tricky operation and the instructions are inadequate. On the plus side the trap caught three mice in a relatively short time. Another type of trap caught one and there are no signs of mice at the moment. All mice were released at more than three miles away with at least one small river and a stream between them and my house. Whether that is enough or whether they can survive, I don’t really know.
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    L. Mcintyre
    3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Nightmare to figure out
    Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 28, 2018
    I gave up trying to set up with both doors open. When I did finally have it set with the two doors open they didnt shut fully so the mouse got out. Now using it with the one door only and it is fine. Had been using the little green plastic ones that tilt the door shut but...See more
    I gave up trying to set up with both doors open. When I did finally have it set with the two doors open they didnt shut fully so the mouse got out. Now using it with the one door only and it is fine. Had been using the little green plastic ones that tilt the door shut but the mice were chewing their way out of them or knocking the door shut as they investigate then chewing to get to the nutella. Have caught a mouse every night now for 3 nights now and its never discoverd with bait gone and no mouse once I gave up on having two doors open.
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    The Brass Monkey
    4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Fiddly to set, but works great.
    Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 7, 2017
    Works very well, have caught 6 mice in the last couple of weeks. Only four stars due to the trap mechanism design - it''s quite hard to set and bait as any little nudge or vibration tends to trigger it. However it performs flawlessly in catching small rodents! Tried several...See more
    Works very well, have caught 6 mice in the last couple of weeks. Only four stars due to the trap mechanism design - it''s quite hard to set and bait as any little nudge or vibration tends to trigger it. However it performs flawlessly in catching small rodents! Tried several different baits, found cat food worked quite well (somewhat ironically...) as well as peanut butter and chocolate.
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