Havahart® Large 2-Door Trap

Model #: 1045

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  • Item #1045
  • Best Used For: Armadillos, Cats, Groundhogs, Nutria, Opossums, and Raccoons
  • Dimensions: 36” x 10” x 12”
  • Constructed with Sturdy, Rust-Resistant Galvanized Steel
  • Made in the U.S.A.

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Model #1045

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Designed for You by Trapping Professionals

The Havahart® Large 2-Door Live Animal Trap is designed by trapping experts to be the most effective, reliable, and durable trap of its kind. It is carefully constructed with a fine-tuned tripping mechanism that specially targets large animals and eliminates false triggers. Its spring-loaded doors deliver effective captures and prevent escapes.


Simple to Operate

You don't have to be a pro to use this Havahart® two-door trap. Its design allows trappers of all experience levels to capture, transport, and release animals like woodchucks and raccoons with ease. Check out our How To Set video to see how simple the trap is to operate.

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Safe for You and the Animal

For You: A handle guard and solid metal doors protect you from contact with the animal, and the carrying handle allows you to hold the trap away from your body while an animal is inside.

For the Animal: Strong door locks keep animals safely in the cage, and smooth, rolled edges prevent anxious critters from injuring themselves during transport.

A Two-Door Trap is Effective and Versatile

Two spring-loaded doors allow animals to enter from either direction, increasing your odds of a catch. Additionally, a two-door trap can be less intimidating to the animal as it provides a clear path and unobstructed line of sight from one end of the trap to the other. Place two-door traps against walls or along animal travel paths in order to capture critters as they move from either direction. Two-door animal traps can also be set with only one door open, giving you the ability to try different methods of capture.

Havahart® Means Built to Last

Havahart® builds the strongest, most durable traps with premium materials, intended to endure harsh weather and unpredictable animal behavior. Made in the USA, this trap is constructed of industrial-strength, one-piece wire mesh, which is galvanized for maximum resistance to rust and corrosion. Solid doors and steel reinforcements add to the durability of the trap, ensuring an even longer trap life.

Compare Havahart® Large-Sized Traps

Trap Length
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# of Doors
Set as 1 or 2-Door Trap
Easy Set® 1-Step Set & Release
Enlarged Handle
Galvanized Steel
Manufacturer's Warranty
1 Year
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1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty

Havahart® stands behind the quality of its traps with a 1-year manufacturer's warranty. Learn more here »

Made in the USA

Havahart® traps have been proudly manufactured in the US for over 70 years.

Havahart Trap - Model #1045
Model # 1045
Dimensions 36" x 10" x 12"
Weight 12.75 lb
Material Galvanized Steel; One-Piece 12-Gauge Wire Mesh
Door Type 2 Spring-Loaded Doors
Animals Armadillos, Cats, Groundhogs, Nutria, Opossums, and Raccoons

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Most Recent Customer Reviews

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
August 29, 2017
Great buy By mama

Very impressed was all set to go and did the job perrrrrrfect

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
August 7, 2017
I would not recommend; I would not buy another one By CB

Trigger rods do not come pre-assembled; instructions are worthless; trying to put trigger rods together is not easy.

Response From Havahart®
Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative

Thank you for sharing this feedback. This trap should come completely assembled when it arrives in the box. We apologize for this experience and would like to learn more about what is occurring so we may better assist.

Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for troubleshooting.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
July 7, 2017
Excellent trap By Bob

Caught three groundhogs within 12 hours and relocated them. They didn't appear to seriously hurt themselves with this trap like other traps I've tried.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
June 20, 2017
Not happy By IRv

Not happy with this trap. Had armadillo trapped but when I went to pick up the cage to transport him he was able to push the trap door open and bent the wire framing of the door and escaped. The flaw is the angle at which the trap doors close...which makes it easy to pry open.

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.

We recommend checking traps often and placing a blanket or tarp over the trap when an animal is captured.  This helps to calm the animal and reduce the efforts to escape.  

Our traps are covered by a one year replacement warranty. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for additional assistance.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
April 4, 2017
would recommend : HAVAHART® LARGE 2-DOOR TRAPit for those with critter problems. By chiefironcalves

I have this trap and have had much success trapping cats and skunks (24) to date.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
October 30, 2016
The trap worked beyond my expectations By Chuckers
We purchased the trap within this past month and the first time we set it, we caught the woodchuck that has been terrorizing my plants. We released the animal in a wooded area about five miles from our house and have not seen him since. So glad about that
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Review posted on www.havahart.com
October 12, 2016
Great sensitivity! By Vbgri
This item arrived very fast and has great sensitivity. It's very easy to set and caught the raccoon within days !
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Review posted on www.havahart.com
August 12, 2016
Works well. By Al V
I bought this a couple of months ago to take of a ground hog problem. Once I had the cage in the right setting, i.e. under my deck vice beside, it worked great. My friend borrowed it, and he caught himself a raccoon. The only thing wrong with it is that I lost the handle already. That design issue needs to be addressed but the rest worked great.
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Review posted on www.havahart.com
January 16, 2016
Tripping Mechanism By Catch Em If You Can

Tripping mechanism wants to hang up. It requires too much weight to be placed on the trip board to trigger the door closure. If anyone has encountered the same problem and has a fix, please contact us at the email address below.

Response From Havahart®
Kelly : Consumer Relations Representative


Thank you for contacting Havahart®. We apologize for this experience and would be happy to provide assistance.

Once the trap is set it should not require a lot of force to trigger it. Are you able to provide pictures of the trap showing the trigger rod in the set position and pictures of the entire trap? Does the trap appear to be bent or damaged in any way?

We look forward to hearing from you. Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) with any questions.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
November 15, 2015
Works great and easy to operate. By dgs59
I borrowed a neighbors trap to catch armadillos that were reaking havoc in my flower beds. Caught two within 3 days. Trap worked so well I ordered two for myself and returned my neighbors. Would recommend this product to anyone.
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Q.How do I bait the trap? I need to catch a cat and I have no idea where to put food??

If the trap is set with both doors open, the food should be placed on the trip pedal in the middle of the trap. This trap can also be set with one door open. When setting it this way, the food should be placed all the way in the back in front of the closed door.

Q.Is there any way to adjust the sensitivity of the tripping mechanism on the 1045? Thank you.

There is no adjustment for the sensitivity.  For animals that are smaller or lighter, taping some weight (such as coins) to the trigger pan can help. Also, placing the bait under the trigger pan will cause more interaction in that area and can increase the catch rate.

Q.Please describe the differences between the Model #1045 and #1050 Havahart traps? Is one better for catching groundhogs?

The difference in these traps is the size. The 1045 measures 36” x 10” x 12” while the 1050 measures 42” x 11” x 13”. Both traps can be used for groundhogs, depending on their size.

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