Best Used For:ArmadillosCatsGroundhogsMuskratsNutriaOpossumsRaccoonsSkunks
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 Rate11 Raccoons and counting.
First off, I am a city boy that has never caught any live animals before. But in the last two weeks I have trapped and relocated 11 raccoons and it appears I am going to be busy for at least another week. It was somewhat dumb luck that I picked the model #1085 since I knew nothing about trapping. But I had good instincts that the large cover plate surrounding the handle would be a good thing when picking a loaded cage up ( don't know why you would even build a cage without the large protective plate). The Easy-Set feature pays off in droves at release time. You can stand in back of the cage and safely release the raccoon. Out of 11 times, they all have gone shooting straight ahead without every stopping to say goodbye. The cage and the raccoons both require some thinking time. Sooner or later you will find the food gone and the door closed. How did it happen? I borrowed a trail cam to fid out that answer. Sometime the raccoon would reach inside the cage to grab some food (usually marshmallows) and would hit the trip plate while dragging the food around. Other times, the big raccoons would walk in the cage, grab the food and may hit the trip plate, but his giant behind was still partially out the door and he was able to back out. That required some adjustment as to how to force him back further in the cage to get the food. I found taking a small plastic lid, poking two holes in it and securing it with a plastic wire tie to the bottom of the cage, kept him from being able to drag the lid closer to him without tripping the plate. He was forced to go all the way in and then WHAM....he was trapped. Before transporting the raccoon, I would put a couple of thick carabiner clips just above the closed door. That was a safeguard for putting him in my SUV for the drive to their new home. Didn't want to find Rocky Raccoon had pulled a Houdini while driving down the highway. I have inspected the cage carefully and there is not a bent wire anywhere. I would say this was very sturdy construction. To be successful, you just have to think a little smarter than the raccoons and realize that you will occasionally provide a free meal....but don't worry as they will be back and become a prisoner. These are wild animals and you need to always glove up with thick leather gloves before picking the cage up. I always clean the cage out with a bleach solution (50-50) in a spray bottle and then wash it down with soap and water. Rabies are not uncommon in raccoons so keep that in mind. Even when setting the trap and putting food inside, I am mindful of disease and put on disposable surgical gloves before loading the food in. That also has the added bonus of keeping the human scent off of your food. It works for me!
Review RatePoor quality of wire in cage....good design.....
We purchased trap model #1085, last week, purchase price of $50. We have a coon problem, destroying flowering shurbs.......the design of the trap is great....the ease of releasing works very well....Buuutt....the quality of the wire is poor.....we've captured four coons....each one bending and breaking the wires of the cage....must be a soft wire, certainly not strong enough for coons....3 of the coons were released and #4 escaped.....We now have a hole in the cage, which will require patching.....should NOT have to repair a cage that's less then a week old!!Response From Havahart®Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to share this experience. Havahart® is known for its long history of providing high-quality products. We regret that you received something not meeting this standard.
Our traps are constructed with high tensile galvanized steel. We would like to learn more about this experience and take this opportunity to make things right. This trap is backed by a 30 day return policy and covered under a one year warranty.
Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for additional assistance.
Review RateDo Not Recommend this trap
This will be the last trap I buy from this company. Had a coon get out just last night. Cheap spring material, and now the trap is useless as it doesn't have enough tension to keep it closed.Response From Havahart®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
Havahart® has a long history of producing high-quality and reliable products. We apologize for this experience and would be happy to provide assistance.
Our traps are covered by a one year replacement warranty. Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) so we can learn more and make this right.
Review RateDO NOT CARRIE SPARE PARTS
I will not purchase another trap from havaheart due to the fact you cannot get parts for them when they fail. the upper cable that lifts the trap door broke. I called the company and was told they do not offer spare parts for their traps. THAT MAKES ME VERY ANGRY. YOU SHOULD STAND BEHIND YOUR PRODUCT. SHAM ON YOU HAVAHART. BALTIMORE, MD.Response From Havahart®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
Havahart® has a long history of producing high-quality and reliable products. We apologize for this experience and appreciate the feedback.
All of our traps are fully backed by a one year replacement warranty. Since most parts of the traps are put together with machines, the raw materials are not available as parts that consumers could use to repair older traps.
Feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) with any additional questions.
Review RateDont buy this product.
Very poor trap, only caught one coon in 6 sets. Five excapted after eating the food. The factory only made excuses, I even offered to pay the shipping for them too look at it and they declined.the model was a 1085. It just shows that buying American isn't always the way too go.Response From Havahart®Susan : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and appreciate the time taken to share this feedback.
When the bait is taken and the doors close without a catch, we recommend testing the trap on it's own. If the doors are locking as they should, most likely what is occurring is that the animal is not fully inside the trap when it is triggered. This can result in the animal being able to back out of the trap before the doors are able to lock.
Your comments are valued and have been shared with our Product Manager. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) with any questions.
Review RateWorks well on rabbits.
Caught several rabbits, but the squirrels out smarted it!
Review RateGood with a limitation
I like this model a lot more than others as it is easy to open with the handle/wire cable. We have lost a few raccoons (as mentioned in other reviews) but not all that often. What is unfortunate is that the cable used to open the door rusted enough so that it broke. How much more would it cost to use a quality stainless steel cable?Response From Havahart®Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for sharing this feedback. Havahart® aims to provide our customers with high-quality and reliable products. We regret that this trap did not meet those expectations and apologize for this experience.
These comments and concerns have been shared with our Product Manager for review. Please keep in mind that our traps are covered under a one year warranty for replacement. Contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for additional assistance.
Review RateForget About Catching Raccoons
This is a great trap for possums; they are docile and just lie down and wait after they're caught. But raccoons bust their way out, first eating the bait and leaving the door closed behind them. I've lost five that way so far. I'm giving it two stars because of the possum effectiveness; for raccoons, it's a zero.Response From Havahart®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
Havahart® has a long history of producing high-quality and reliable products. We regret to hear that what was received did not meet these expectations. Our traps are covered by a one yer replacement warranty. Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) so we can better understand what is happening and provide assistance.
Review Ratea real catcheri empathized with the groundhog,and i was trapped! [as was a rabbit] the quality and durability is exceptional. the trap will last longer than my last 45 year old one.even that one would have lasted longer had i not run over it with the tractor. keep up the good work!
Review RateOh my, how well this works!!!!I received my cage and put it out there in the backyard and withen twenty minutes had caught the cat and the next morning took her and had her spayed and her ear notched so that everyone can tell she has been fixed. Next there are three babies to catch and get spayed or neutered. This neighborhood thanks you very much for your perfect, safe cages. No problems, just great results!!