Product Comparison: Havahart 1078 vs Havahart 1079

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General Specifications
About the Product
The Havahart Medium 1-Door Animal Trap, designed and used by professional trappers, has one spring loaded door for safe, secure catches. This trap is ideal for trapping large squirrels, skunks, mink and rabbits. Havahart one door live animal cage traps are constructed of sturdy rust-resistant wire mesh with steel reinforcements for long life and galvanized for maximum resistance to rust and corrosion.
Having trouble with a skunk, raccoon or opossum? The Havahart® Large 1-Door trap is a humane solution for trapping live animals. Offering safety features for you and the animal, this all-metal trap is made in the U.S. and designed, tested and used by professional trappers. Measuring 32-inches long, it’s perfect for capturing and removing the most common nuisance animals in North America.
Key Specs
Type of trap
Humane Animal Trap
Humane Animal Trap
Best Used For
Rabbits, Skunks, Squirrels
Raccoons, Stray cats, Groundhogs (woodchucks), Opossums, Armadillos and similar-size nuisance animals
Area of Use
Entry Doors
Door Type
Spring-Loaded Door
Spring-Loaded Door
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Havahart 1078 Medium Professional Style One-Door Animal Trap
  • I bought this because my wife was giving me grief about the bunnies that set up shop in our back yard last summer.
  • I bought this cage to trap the two squirrels who were using my roof soffits as a home and jungle gym.
  • For my cage trap, I used a light trigger setting by just placing the tip of the trigger rod under the trap door's cross-rod.
  • Larger sized cage with spring loaded doors keeps squirrels from escaping if they trigger the trap. Adjustable trigger tension.
  • I finally caught that one smart squirrel that kept eating my garden tomatoes with this medium sized one door trap.
Havahart 1079 Large 1-Door Humane Animal Trap
  • Works like a charm. I have seen where other people have had issues with animals eating the bait and tripping the cage, but without trapping an animal inside the cage. There is no way any earth born animal can escape this cage if the trap springs while it is inside.
  • This trap saved my cat's life! She's been running around the neighborhood for a month, and I was unable to coax her back inside. It's Ohio and the weather gets down to below freezing and she wasn't going to survive out there. So, I decided to buy this trap to see if I could catch her.
  • This trap has helped me remove several opossums easily. Within the last three weeks a couple of opossums "wandered" into the trap without any bait. TRUE!!
  • This trap works great for me. I trap feral cats in my neighborhood so I can get them spayed or neutered.
  • The only downside is that I wish there was a more elegant way to open the trap when you want to let the animal out , I mean far away in an animal preserve.
  • This is very flimsy and poorly constructed product and I am returning it. I have a similar trap from Amazon made by a different company that I have used for several years and it still is in good condition.
Size & Weight
7 in.
12 in.
24 in.
32 in.
7 in.
10 in.
5.72 lb.
9.95 lb.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Havahart 1078 Medium Professional Style One-Door Animal Trap
  • This product is absolutely awesome, however for rabbits I think I would go a size larger.
  • This trap was the perfect size for a cat and strong enough to keep them in even when they really wanted out.
  • The ones I have caught on this one stayed inside and is a good size for the squirrels to have some room. I
  • The medium sized unit is well built and performs flawlessly.
  • I like the size for trapping rabbits and sending them on there way five miles away from our back yard.
Havahart 1079 Large 1-Door Humane Animal Trap
  • I'd never used a trap before, but it was easy to bait and set, lightweight for easy maneuverability, with solid construction. It was the perfect size for a possum, raccoon or stray cat.
  • From my experience, this cage is great if you're looking to catch small or medium sized animals. Large ones may get nipped in the butt if they spring the trap and the door slams down.
  • I highly recommend this size for cats. We take the cats in the trap directly to the spay/neuter mobile clinics in our area, and they transfer the cats while still groggy from anesthesia into the carriers we bring when we pick them up.
  • I have 3 havahart traps different sizes; it is true that this racoon trap may not be heavy duty, but IT WORKS within reason. Totally worth the money and very happy.
Sturdy, Rust-Resistant Galvanized Steel
Galvanized stainless steel, One-Piece 12-Gauge Wire Mesh
Door Lock
Strong door lock
Strong door lock
Enlarged Handle Guard
Setting Mechanism
Metal trigger & Trigger hook
Metal trigger & Trigger hook
Designed for You by Trapping Professionals, Simple to Operate, Safe for You and the Animal, Havahart® Traps are Built to Last
Smoothed internal edges prevent injuries to animals, Made to last - Resists rust and corrosion, Comes fully assembled and ready to use, Trigger rod is located outside of the trap
What customers say about "Features"
Havahart 1078 Medium Professional Style One-Door Animal Trap
  • The animal trapped is very scared. Use a thick glove to pick up the cage and only use the handle at the top.
  • It is made of quality material. What I don't like is how to let animals out of the trap.
  • These should be made of stronger material, very flimsy material. It will catch a small squirrel however.
  • Good door and trip mechanics. good materials and finish. holds up will to the elements.
  • This model of trap is longer and has a spring loaded locking door which slams shut and locks, keeping the squirrel from escaping.
Havahart 1079 Large 1-Door Humane Animal Trap
  • I bought this to catch feral cats which have been lurking around my property and relieving themselves on my lawn and gardens. All I've caught is an opossum.
  • It works just as it should, but it is made of lighter weight materials than I expected. Still, it should stand up to a fairly exuberant tomcat or raccoon. I trapped a large groundhog with it.
  • We use it to catch opossums and raccoons in our chicken coop. I shoot them, but if you want to release what you catch then you can do that too. Just keep all fingers away from the business end! Works excellent and has kept our coop varmint free!
  • I caught two ground hogs. It works well. I used lettuce bait for the fist one. I used quartered apples as bait for the second one caught the next day. I used a blanket to cover the trap. I took the groundhogs to a preserve and let them go.
  • This trap has already broke at the handle on top and when 1 small raccoon got into this trap it totally wrecked the trigger plate so badly that I cannot use it any longer.
  • I cannot get the trap to latch after it catches the raccoon. I used my finger to set it like the instructions said to do. The trap sprang closed but I was able to push the door right out. If there was any kind of animal in the trap it would've been able to walk right out.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
51.99 $
61.99 $

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