Steven Simko | June 27th, 2020
This trap is a chipmunk magnet. Big enough for munks, yet too small for other critters. It is my second one because we are wearing out the first one!
Larry Lagace | June 24th, 2020
Purchased two after a loaner from a friend. Simple, no false triggers. Easy to set. 35 chipmunks and 6 mice from home and a vacation home. Relocated across a river. Please tell me they can't swim.
Larry Lagace | June 2nd, 2020
I've had a chipmunk problem for several years. I've used the small double door Havahart but was not happy. It false triggered sometimes, chipmunks sometimes got out. A friend loaned me this and 18 chipmunks later, I'm still catching and off to buy two of my own.
Carole Bodnovich | March 9th, 2020
Work great! Like the design. But, would like to see them a little less expensive (considering how they are made)
joepennanti | December 30th, 2019
I've had Sherman traps destroyed by chewing on the mechanism that holds open the entrance door. The galvanized sheet metal on these Safeguards seems to prevent that. I also like that I can see what I've caught without having to open the trap (couldn't do that with the Shermans). And that ventilation I'm sure also aids in scent dispersal of bait. With 1/2doz of these have so far captured: Deer Mice, Short-tailed Shrews, Red-backed Voles, an Ermine, a Chipmunk, a Flying Squirrel, and Red Squirrels.
Dave | June 20th, 2019
Works well. Easy to set, bait, and clean
Wayne Fauchier | July 16th, 2018
We have a chipmunk problem and have implemented for a few years now a chipmunk relocation programÂ that's been pretty effective (we take them to prairie, lake very close too). I've tried numerous live traps. Either they're too big and you get squirrels, or they're too flimsy and don't work well. This one works very well. In fact, it's the ONLY small live trap I've found that really works and is dependable. Occasionally a shrew goes in, I just release it. It gets a little meal out of its adventure. Chipmunks take over the yard, however, so they get a new home. Highly recommend this trap.
John Elsegood | June 21st, 2018
With the new addition of the spring retainer, which is a good improvement the trap works well. Had the old ones for 10 years but they still work.
Alton Blodgett | August 1st, 2017
I caught 52 chipmunks and 17 mice in six weeks using two of these traps in one location. The video suggests burying them in mulch beds but all I did was cover them with a piece of burlap...worked like a charm. Do tweak the trigger as instructed and salt the entry with seeds for bait as well as the back of the trap. Keep the area under the trigger pan clean.
William Eickmeyer | November 4th, 2012
I had purchased several rodent traps to try and catch the rodent that had decided to make our home his home. I tried several different live traps. I tried the Victor Model M333. I guess he was just to big, or the trap was too complicated for him to navigate his way to the bait. I tried the Havahart, but with the way the mechanism worked and animal weight required to trigger it, I ended up just feeding my friend for several nights. Then, I ordered this Safeguard Rodent Trap. It worked the first night. Perfect for catching Roof Rats. I will be resetting it tonight to ensure that he didn't leave any friends, but this trap just works. Easy set up, no rodent contact. Perfect.