Best Used For:ArmadillosCatsGroundhogsMuskratsOpossumsRaccoonsSkunks
Set and Release with One Hand
This trap can be set in just 1 simple step. Just pull back the patented Easy Set® lever to open the door, and it's ready for a catch. Best of all, the lever also allows you to release the animal while standing away from the trap, clear of the animal's escape path. Check out our videos for more information.
Enlarged Hand Guard and Carrying Handle Protect You
An enlarged steel plate covers the entire width of the top of the trap, protecting your hand from contact with the animal. Additionally, the rigid plastic carrying handle gives you better control and provides more comfort when handling large animals.
Safe, Rolled Metal Edges that Protect the Animal
Easy Set® traps are constructed of one-piece wire mesh, galvanized for resistance to rust and corrosion. The edges are polished smooth to protect the animal from injuring itself during transport.
No-Escape Door Locks Give You Peace of Mind
Our strong spring-loaded door features an updated lock with added reinforcements, making your groundhog trap more escape-proof than ever.
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Made in the USA
Havahart® traps have been proudly manufactured in the US for over 70 years.
Model # 1085 Dimensions 32" x 10" x 12" Weight 13.25 lb Material Galvanized Steel; One-Piece 12-Gauge Wire Mesh; Plastic Carrying Handle Door Type 1 Spring-Loaded Door Setting Mechanism 1-Step Easy Set® Lever Animals Armadillos, Cats, Groundhogs, Muskrats, Nutria, Opossums, Raccoons, and Skunks
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateTrip plate not sensitive enough
I use the smaller 2-door traps and they work awesome in catching squirrels and rats. However, the past two weeks I have used this larger model in order to attempt to catch something under my house that is too big for the smaller traps. I need some advice because the sensitivity knob cannot be set sensitive enough and the animal is merely grabbing the food despite it being placed at the back of the trap per the instructions without setting off the trap. It is either bypassing the trip mechanism altogether, or perhaps it is not heavy enough to trip the trap while stepping on it? I have even placed obstacles in the trap to force it to have to cross onto the trip plate, but to no avail yet. The problem seems to be with the lack of sensitivity with this particular trap. Can anyone offer me some guidance on this? I have adjusted the sensitivity screw knob many different ways, but nothing is working and the critter always gets away with the bait. Thank you.Response From Havahart®Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate your feedback, thank you for taking the time to provide it! To further increase the sensitivity, weight can be added to the trigger pedal in the form of small stones, metal washers, and similar objects. Suspending the bait from the top of the trap may increase the interaction the animal has with the trigger pedal, ensuring a successful catch. These traps are covered by our 30-day guarantee and a 1-year replacement policy with a copy of the purchase receipt. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for assistance.
Review RateNew easy set trap ,,
The new easy set trap ls so much better to use than the older model. I wasn't intending to " get rid " of animals with it. I intended using it to catch a few cats so they can be brought to homes. Now anyone want to buy my other trap ? It's clean and new. I never used it. I will be keeping model 1085. It's easier to set.
Review RateNot good
The trap work well as far as catching the large racoon. The problem is that it couldn’t hold it. The racoon easily overpowered the back lash and got out after eating the bate. It did this twice. So I don’t plan to use it again until I can custom modify the locking mechanism into something more stury that doesn’t allow a racoon to back out of it.Response From Havahart®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for providing this feedback! We are very sorry for this experience. For the best results, we recommend monitoring the trap frequently. Animals can quickly become scared and anxious and will go to extreme measures to escape. To ensure a safe and successful catch and release, we recommend releasing the animal as quickly as possible.
Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) with any questions or for additional assistance.
Review RateExcellent trap
Extremely easy to set the trap and just as easy to release the animal. Very quickly snagged two raccoons and one cat. Place the bait in the very back of the trap. My initial baiting I had the bait past the trip plate, but close enough to the trip plate that the raccoon was able to secure the bait without triggering the trap. The trap is well made and designed such that the animal cannot reach your hand when you're carrying a caged animal. I have no reservations in recommending this trap for the suggested animals.
Review RateThis is the only trap you should ever use!
This is the only trap you should ever use! We just recently bought this one so we had our own trap. We have enough trouble animals show up in our yard, it was just time to get our own. Before this we rented the same model of this trap that didn't have the easy set function. It worked great! We caught many animals including Opossum, Raccoon, and Skunks. Once we got two skunks at once! This easy set trap is definitely SO MUCH EASIER to use. Just one lever, and it's an awesome feature when you have to release the animal. The traps are made sturdy and will last for a good long time. I can't speak to longevity of this particular model, but the rental we used they had for many years and it showed very little wear after serving so many customers. Built tough to last. Highly recommended!
Review RateGreat Trap - Great Customer Service
After a skunk had damaged one of my Havahart 1085 traps, I called the company via their toll free number to ask about the warranty policy, as my purchase (through Amazon) was just a few days shy of 1 year ago. My call was immediately answered by a very friendly representative who told me they would definitely cover that type of damage (apparently their warranty is 1 year) She advised me to send (email) them at (ConsumerCare@Woodstream.com) a copy of my purchase receipt (from Amazon), a photo of the damaged cage and a brief explanation of what happened and they would process a claim to replace the trap. (I did as she requested). That same day, I received a return email (from a representative at Havahart – Woodstream) assuring me that a new cage was ordered to replace the one that was damaged and I should receive it within 3-5 business days. The cage arrived by Fed-Ex on as promised – I can’t say enough good about this company and their product! BTW: I have trapped several animals using Havahart cages and none have ever caused the damage this skunk did. I actually watched him through my kitchen window trying to get out, but it was the middle of the night and I could not take care of the issue until the AM.
Review Ratecatching racoons
We love animals, but when they come in the house and eat all the cat food, we can do without them. This summer a family of raccoons did just that. We ordered a Havahart trap, baited it with cat food and a marshmallow, and set it on the back porch. Sure enough, we caught the whole family, one at a time. After being trapped and released, they were no longer interested in coming around.
Review RateWell made trap.
The trap is made well. I have caught several raccoons this year. I would recommend the trap to other people.
Review RateYup, it works
Got the raccoon within a few days but not his portly partner in crime the garden-stripping groundhog... any suggestions?? Best bait? The alleged 'catnip' cantaloupe didn't do it,.
Review RateTrap is way too sensitive. Slightest touch to the cage sets it off.
The "easy reset" system is easy to reset, but the trip mechanism is so delicate that the slightest touch to the trap sets the thing off. Raccoons are curious and intelligent animals and they jiggle the cage before they enter it. This sets the trap off 90% of the time. GET THE TRAP WITHOUT THIS EASY RESET HANDLE! The "convenience" of the easy reset is absolutely. not worth it. This version of the trap is all but useless.Response From Havahart®Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. We are sorry to hear that you did not experience the success we typically see with this trap. This product is covered by a 30-day guarantee and a 1-year warranty. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for assistance.