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Review posted on www.havahart.com
October 9, 2017
more innovation and testing needed By Steve

I bought a model 1085 to trap a raccoon about tree years ago. The trap set in my attic until last week, when an armadillo needed to be trapped. Everything looked good until the next morning. The trap appeared to have been attacked by Godzilla. The trap door was severely bent and the door arm was bent almost in two. After spend- ing 2 hours repairing the trap, I noticed that the door had not seated itself properly. I also mounted 2 narrow steel bars on the trap door to seat the door more quickly and securely. Now the trap can function properly.

Response From Havahart®
Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative

We apologize for this experience. The time taken to share this feedback  is appreciated and the information has been passed along to our Product Managers.

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.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
March 16, 2017
Good with a limitation By trapper1

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.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
July 21, 2016
works with adjustments By bobbi

I bought this trap to capture and relocate a 25-30 lb. raccoon. Raccoons are very smart so he was able to reach in and eat the food without entering the trap. I had to box the end of the trap so the raccoon could not reach the food without entering the trap. Once inside the trap he was able to reach under the trap door. I had to secure the trap door closed so he would not be able to push it open during transport. I do not think the spring on the trap door is strong enough to hold the door closed once the animal is inside. Getting the door secured closed is tricky once the animal is inside because it can reach through the cage and hurt your hand.

Response From Havahart®
Patty : Consumer Relations Representative

Thank you for providing this valuable feedback, Bobbi. We are glad you were able to relocate the raccoon. For the safety of both the trap owner and the animal, we recommend wearing gloves and covering the trap with a blanket or cloth. If the animal seems especially agitated or scared, approach the trap slowly while holding a blanket in front of you to help keep it calm.


Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) with additional questions.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
May 31, 2016
Large live trap By Reddog

The easy set is a nice feature, you honestly can't make a mistake with it. The end of the cage that has the trigger plate on, is made just ok. I took some heavy gauge tie wraps and secured the cage a bit better. They have a metal type fastener that aren't too rigid, that hold the bottom and side cage together. Need some spot welds to really makes this a durable cage. It does work, just have to see for how long.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
October 18, 2015
Up Side and Down Side By Lady Trapper
On the Up side, you will never find a trap that is easier to set than this one and I have caught quite a few possums with them ( I have 2 of them). On the Down side, it must be on very level ground or it will trip itself. This limits the areas where you can set it and that is why I give it 3 stars out of 5.
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Review posted on www.havahart.com
September 11, 2015
elusive varments By Joe W
still have not caught the noctutnal armadillo. Some instructions on trap placement, baits and such would be helpful.
Response From Havahart®
Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Hello Joe,

Thank you for sharing this feedback. We apologize for this experience and are happy to offer assistance.

More information on baiting, catching and releasing armadillos can be found at our informational web page, linked below.

http://www.havahart.com/how-to-get-rid-of-armadillos

Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) with any additional questions.
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Review posted on www.havahart.com
August 6, 2015
it springs shut to easy. Hard to keep set By Steve 42
Only fairly satisfied. Not made as good as the older models

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