Product Comparison: Havahart 1085 vs Havahart 1079

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General Specifications
About the Product
The Havahart Easy Set Large 1-Door Animal Trap is the new standard in live animal traps. This patent pending design is easy to set – easy to release. These raccoon traps are perfect for first time trappers: one simple move and the trap is set! This trap is ideal for raccoons, stray cats, groundhogs (woodchucks), opossums, armadillos and similar-sized animals.
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
Armadillos, Cats, Groundhogs, Muskrats, Opossums, Raccoons, Skunks
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 1085 Easy Set One-Door Cage Trap
  • Worked great, caught five groundhogs that I was able to relocate 10 miles away. I'll see come spring if I have to use it again, if so I know that it worked.
  • I bought this trap and when I received it I was skeptical about it because it is very sensitive.
  • The door is not heavy and it is easy for raccoons to just push the door open and leave. There is no latching mechanism to keep the door locked shut once the trap is triggered.
  • If there is a large angry raccoon, I can see that a heavy trap could be in order, but this one is fine for the average possum, rabbit, etc. I'm very happy with this purchase so far. review image
  • This trap is ok for most small animals, but it doesn't work for armadillos. The product states it's good for armadillos...not so!
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
12 in.
12 in.
32 in.
32 in.
10 in.
10 in.
13.25 lb.
9.95 lb.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Havahart 1085 Easy Set One-Door Cage Trap
  • Available in 2 sizes but this one is the large size. It handles the smaller squirrels the same as the larger ones without any harm to them or to me.
  • We have them in two sizes. A small one that we trapped four feral kittens in to turn over to the animal rescue.
  • Three stars only because the size is good and the easy set mechanism is a great concept.
  • I can think of no other animal this size around here that would have the strength to push this door open - so if you're trapping something that is not as strong as an enraged raccoon, you might be okay.
  • The design is amazing, but mine arrived with the trip-wire just slightly the wrong size. I
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.
Galvanized stainless steel, One-Piece 12-Gauge Wire Mesh, Plastic
Galvanized stainless steel, One-Piece 12-Gauge Wire Mesh
Door Lock
Updated door lock with added reinforcements
Strong door lock
Enlarged Handle Guard
Setting Mechanism
Step Easy Set® Lever
Metal trigger & Trigger hook
Set and Release with One Hand, Enlarged Hand Guard and Carrying Handle Protect You, Safe, Rolled Metal Edges that Protect the Animal, No-Escape Door Locks Give You Peace of Mind
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 1085 Easy Set One-Door Cage Trap
  • Being able to set it one-handed was very helpful. I didn't have the problems with the cable that other buyers reported, the cable between the handle and the door was adjusted correctly, and set the trap perfectly.
  • The easy-set feature makes this very easy to set and very easy to open when releasing captured pests.
  • Works perfectly. The easy open feature is excellent
  • The handle that holds the door open kept closing. I'd set the trap up with food, pull the handle back to open the door, and think it was set.
  • If I could suggest an improvement, I would put a carrying handle on each end instead of just the one on the top middle,
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
72.99 $
61.99 $

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