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Havahart Animal Traps for Pest Control: "Have a Heart"

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Image of mallard duck. You may catch this bird accidentally in a Havahart trap.

You never know what you're going to catch in a Havahart trap, because some bait will attract multiple kinds of animals. I've caught birds many times without meaning to do so.

David Beaulieu

The Bottom Line

Havahart animal traps (sometimes misspelled "Have-A-Heart" traps) are fun, durable and effective live trapping devices. Since pests are trapped unharmed and later released (relocated), the humane sometimes prefer this method of garden pest control, although relocating animals is hardly unproblematic.

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  • Different sizes for different animals.
  • Stands up to the elements.
  • Simple and safe to have around kids.


  • Quality of customer service is questionable.


  • Www.Havahart.com provides tips for selecting the correct size and instructions for using the trap.
  • Traps have 2 doors. Havahart.com explains when it's better to use one door, and when to use both.
  • Construction: sturdy wire mesh, galvanized for maximum resistance to rust and corrosion.
  • Fully assembled, Havahart live traps are ready for use as pest control devices upon delivery.
  • Havahart live animal traps come in models sized for a variety of animals, from mice to coyotes.
  • Smaller sizes trap mice, moles, voles, chipmunks and other small rodents.
  • Medium sizes trap rats, squirrels, weasels, ferrets, rabbits, mink and other medium-sized varmints.
  • Large sizes trap raccoons, woodchucks (groundhogs), skunks, opossums and other larger vermin.
  • The largest sizes are for porcupines, armadillos, foxes, coyotes.
  • Stray nuisance dogs and cats can be trapped unharmed and brought to a local Humane Society.

Guide Review - Havahart Animal Traps for Pest Control: "Have a Heart"


Havahart animal traps are inexpensive, with most traps being in the $30-$60 price range. Prices depend on the size of the unit. You'll want to purchase one that is in proportion to the size of your prey.

In addition to eradicating rodents and other pests from your garden, using Havahart animal traps can be great family fun, allowing children to experience wildlife up-close. The way the trap works is simple and safe enough for even kids to use (although adults should take charge of releasing trapped animals, with children at a safe distance). Simply set the door(s) to the open position, apply bait, set the tripping mechanism, and set the door(s) to the trapping position. Camouflage the unit for best results.


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