Havahart Cage Trap - Model 0745


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The Havahart #0745 cage trap measures 16" x 6" x 6 3/8" and is suitable for trapping squirrels (both flying squirrels and red squirrels), chipmunks, and rats. Easy to bait, set and release, this high tensile wire mesh trap is steel reinforced for long life and maximum resistance to damage. The smooth inside edges are for the protection of the animal, while the gravity-action door has sensitive triggers to ensure a quick, secure catch. Click on the "product label" link under the picture to the left for use instructions.

Target pests: Red squirrels, flying squirrels, rats, weasels, chipmunks and similar sized animals
For use in: The Havahart 0745 may be placed where ever nuisance animals are present.
Dimensions: 16 in. L x 6 in. W x 6 3/8 in. H
Color: Grey
Material/Construction: Galvanized wire mesh
Special Features: Suitable for trapping flying squirrels, red squirrels, chipmunks, rats and weasels, constructed of sturdy galvanized wire mesh for maximum resistance to rust and corrosion, has 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, one gravity action door, made in the U.S.A
Manufactured By: Havahart (Manufacturer Product Number: 0745)

The Havahart #0745 cage trap measures 16" x 6" x 6 3/8" and is suitable for trapping squirrels (both flying squirrels and red squirrels), chipmunks, and rats. It is constructed of sturdy galvanized wire mesh for maximum resistance to rust and corrosion. Each cage comes fully assembled and ready for use.

General Trapping Tips

1 x Door Traps The following tips should be used when preparing to live catch your nuisance animal.

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.

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.

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 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.

Top Trapping Tips

  • Be aware of weather conditions. Trapped animals should not be left out in the elements as they can die from prolonged exposure to heat and cold.
  • Check traps FREQUENTLY. Wild animals stress easily and may seriously injure themselves as they attempt to escape.
  • Other animals besides the target animal may get caught in the trap. If this happens, advice on releasing it safely can be obtained from a licensed wildlife rehabilitator in your state.
  • Depending on the time of year, you may trap a nursing mother and if you relocate only her, her babies will not survive. To see if you've trapped a nursing female, stand the trap on one end to observe the belly.
  • Traps should be washed, disinfected with a bleach solution (1 part bleach to 9 parts of water and let it remain on for 20 minutes), and thoroughly rinsed after each capture to stop the spread of any potential disease. Animals frequently defecate and urinate when captured and it is unhealthy to put bait down unless trap is cleaned thoroughly.

The following are good bait suggestions for squirrels.

  • Cereal
  • Grains
  • Nuts (especially peanuts)
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Anise oil (a drop or two on bread)
  • Shelled corn
  • Apples
  • Mixed peanut butter and oatmeal or peanut butter and molasses, popcorn
  • One trapper swears by almond extract on bread as bait to tempt the nearest squirrel

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  Worth it
    By Diane in Modesto CA on 11/14/2010

    Rat traps & glue boards are effective but the expressions on the faces of the killed had disturbed me. Entered garage & saw rat run for cover. Had lost instructions for trap, but found info for similar on Internet. Baited with peanut butter on cracker & put in place within 30 minutes of sighting. Rat caught within 34 hrs & released in the wild within 37. Seems solid, cage bars are close set for safety. Bars on cage floor make it easier to clean but likely hard on animals paws. Used leather gloves & carried cage in a cardboard box. Compact size = easier to handle/transport, however might be a little small for large size squirrels. Glad I got it - no haunting faces. In an imperfect world a good idea.

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful:

    1 of 5 stars  Havahart Cage Trap - Model 0745
    By Diana in Warner Robins, Ga. on 10/24/2012
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    Total crap ... no matter how I bait the trap my squirrels and chips manage to escape.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Havahart cage works great
    By Simon in Bahamas on 11/17/2010

    I have caught 3 rats and one bird, the bird was set free and the rats were not so lucky. Great product if you dont want to use poisions. Thanks Simon

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  • 4 of 5 stars  Havahart Cage Trap
    By in Tallahassee FL on 09/06/2013
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    This trap is made well and of quality material. Only problem is somehow some of the critters are eating the bait and still able to get out before the door closes. Also, would recommend tying the trap to a secure object. The first time I trapped an animal I found the trap the next day about 45 feet away from it's original location.

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  • 4 of 5 stars  Model 0745 squirrel trap
    By R.t. in Mesa, AZ on 12/12/2012
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    Trapped & relocated the squirrel in just a few hours. I was disappointed in the quality of the materials. The squirrel was able to pull the door securing latch under the thin metal top. The door remained secure, but it sure made it difficult to open the door to release the frightened and angry squirrel. It would be helpful if the top and latch material were heavier. But it worked - hence the 4 stars.

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  • 4 of 5 stars  Havahart Cage Trap Model 0745
    By Alfred in New CASTLE,dE. on 12/10/2012
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    Once I figured out how to secure with a brick to weigh it down so the traped squirel could'nt turn it over ,this trap worked great I removed 4 in one day. Good ,light weight trap .

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  BIG Rat !!
    By Stars in Zephyrhills, Florida. on 11/23/2012
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    Received the trap very fast, Second day having it I got a small mouse and the next two days after that I got the mother I think because it was BIG.. Took to edge of forest to let go.. Five stars from me. Yay..

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  • 4 of 5 stars  Works...
    By Terry in Frisco, TX on 11/06/2012
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    Good news... It works! Bad news... It works! gotta deal with a trapped animal now! :) Simple to set up, and works very well.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Model 0745 trap.
    By Mike in Santa Barbara, CA on 07/18/2012
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    Like this particular cage. Used to get them in the local hardware stores, but now they just carry the larger, fancier model. Bought one and the local squirrles weren't tempted. Found this one at your web site. Easy to buy, arrived quickly, Mr. Squirrel loved the peanut butter and is now transported to a canyon about a mile away. Wish I had visited the web page first!

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Best trap
    By Gloria in Sault, Mi. on 05/18/2012
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    This live trap really work great for catching chipmunks we hardly get it set and there is a chipmunk in the trap,I didn't realize how many chipmunks we had here we catch 11 already and bring them to a safe area to let go. Glad I order two.

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  • 4 of 5 stars  Great Gray Squirrel Trap
    By Norm in Peninsula, W. Washington on 12/12/2011
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    I didn't realize I had so much wildlife on my deck at night. In one week I caught and relocated 3 gray squirrels and 5 chipmunks using peanut butter (chunky) and cracked corn/birdseed as bait. This Havahart trap is made in China- but works well.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Old standby
    By Ken in Santa Fe, NM on 05/20/2016

    I've this model of trap for years for pack rats and ground squirrels. It gives me the ability to release non-target species.

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06/13/2010 Anonymous

QHow can I get rid of and prevent the return of squirrels in my attic?

ASquirrels are a protected species, so the only thing labeled and legal for getting rid of squirrels is to trap them.   You would do that using a havahart trap 0745.  Once you have caught the squirrels in your attic you should release them over 10 miles away from your home.  The only real way to prevent future squirrels from re-entering your home is to exclude them.  You have to find where the squirrels are getting into the attic and close up the entry points.  That is the only option for future squirrel free living. 

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