Reviews for Havahart® X-Large 1-Door Animal Trap
Aug 29, 2022
works well but haven't caught fox yet due to cats and opossum taking bait
Great product! Thank you so much for speedy delivery and equipment that works!
Aug 4, 2022
I didn't catch the fox yet but did relocate some raccoons! Great product! Thank you!!
Aug 2, 2022
works great caught six racoons that were eating my sweet corn
Jun 28, 2022
I bought the beaver trap and caught a large beaver. It was in the trap for 3 hours or so before it chewed some of the latches and got out. Does not seem well made.
I'm not opposed to your products overall, but this one does not work.
Jun 24, 2022
The cage that I got does not work. There is an issue with the latch. It will not release properly. I've used several of these traps and never had an issue.
Jun 20, 2022
I live in the Hill Country of Texas, in a remote area, and have lots of song birds that I enjoy feeding. Unfortunately, so do the raccoons like to come and steal all the seed and damage my feeders. So I have been trapping them with my Havahart X-1079 Large Trap, but the mother of all raccoons showed up and will not fit in it. So I purchased the 1081 to catch her. The cage is well made. All the clasp joints are tight. The trap mechanism is good as well, though I would have liked to have seen two things. One is, a slightly shorter connection rod, that would elevate the trap platform a little higher. There is no adjustment that can be made for this. Second, I would have liked to have seen a bigger trap plate. Compared to the size of the cage, the plate is so small, the opportunity to step over it is too easy. I always put cardboard down over the plate so they don't see it and walk on the cardboard, but because it is small, it doesn't necessarily get the weight down to set it off. I have since learned about putting a piece of rebar of a stick through the cage at a height that will cause the raccoon to step over it right onto the trip plate, or crawl under it, to set off the trip plate. This inconvenience for the raccoon will be its undoing. I am very happy with the trap. I would just like to see those two corrections. Havahart cannot predict every animals actions, so you must adjudge the situation and work with the platform they have given, and make some adjustments and you will trap the animal safely. I do recommend this trap. I rate it 4*s out of 5.
Figured we couldn't go wrong ...
Jun 5, 2022
Figured we couldn't go wrong going with the trusted name Havahart. Wrong! The first trap would not trip out of the box, you could push the trip plate all the way to the floor and it would not trigger. I called Havahart and they said no problem send it back for a replacement, a week or so later we got the new trap and although this one will trip, with a lot of effort, I think we will send this one back for a refund. Immediately after setting the first one I commented to my wife what a POOR design for the trigger mechanism. Had I read the reviews I would have realized this. Like one guy commented the C clips that hold the door are cheap and there is not enough space to latch the door open without interference of the door and top of the trap which causes extreme pressure on the hook making it hard for the whole release mechanism to work. The only reason I gave it a 2 is the structure of the trap itself is sufficient. Like he said I could make it work, he put wire ties in place of the clips, but I'm not going to modify something that should work right in the first place. Also the travel for the trip mechanism is way to short in my opinion.
May 26, 2022
The trip for this particular trap seems to be malformed. It makes it difficult to set the trap and there is very little travel on the trip plate.
The trap arrived, but did ...
May 23, 2022
The trap arrived, but did not work. I have used them succesfully in the past. But for this one, the release mechanism took great strength to dislodge, and the trigger only lifts 1/4" off the floor. It does not move sufficiciently to operate the trap. I asked for help from the company the day I received it, two weeks ago, but have heard nothing except a cheerful "tell us about your experience" email.
This is my 4th Havahart ...This is by far the worse.
Apr 18, 2022
This is my 4th Havahart trap. All different sizes. The previous three are a 5-star. This is by far the worse design for a trigger mechanism. Same issue as some others. The trigger mechanism was all wrong right out of the box. No way this was factory tested. To hook the trigger required a lot of force, actually flexing the door and breaking loose a c-clip. After that, the pedal would not trip the trigger. And I put a lot of elbow into it. The latch to set the trigger had too much hook, was bent wrong, and had burrs on the end. Fortunately, I am handy as well. A bit of bending and filing the latch smooth helped. I also removed the remaining crappy c-clips (acting as door hinges) and used zip ties instead. This gave me a bit of pay so I didn't have to use so much force to set the trigger. So after 45 minutes or so of bending and filing and lots of dry runs, I got it to work pretty well. I have have good luck with HavaHart products in the past. I wish they would have used a similar mechanism for this trigger. On the positive side, I like the cage construction. I like the heavy weight of the door as well. A darker color would be nice.
Response from Admin
Apr 20, 2022
Oh no, we are sorry to hear about this experience! We appreciate you taking the time to share this feedback with us and will be sure to pass along these comments to the Product Manager for further review. We are only ever looking to improve upon our traps, which is why your feedback is so critical. It is good to know that this trap is backed by a 30 day return policy and 1 year replacement policy. Please contact us at 855-542-8242 for assistance. - Rachel