Best Used For:SkunksSquirrelsWild Rabbits
Best-Selling Medium 1-Door Animal Trap
Havahart® Medium 1-Door Traps, designed and used by professional trappers, have one spring loaded door for safe, secure catches. Havahart® Medium 1-Door Traps are constructed of sturdy rust-resistant wire mesh with steel reinforcements for long life and galvanized for maximum resistance to rust and corrosion. Mesh openings are smaller than competing traps of comparable size to prevent escapes and stolen bait. Spring loaded doors and sensitive triggers ensure quick, secure captures that target the specific animal's size, eliminating undesired catches.Solid doors and handle guards protect users during transportation, while smoothed internal edges protect and prevent injuries to animals.
Compare Havahart® Medium-Sized TrapsTRADITIONAL EASY-SET®Model #107810301040DIMENSIONSTrap LengthExtra Long will also trap muskrats & opossums24 in24 in30 in24 in24 in24 in25 inDESIGN & CONSTRUCTION# of DoorsCollapsibleSet as 1 or 2-Door TrapEasy Set® 1-Step Set & ReleaseEnlarged Handle
GuardGalvanized SteelManufacturer's Warranty11 Year21 Year21 Year11 Year11 Year11 Year21 Year1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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Model # 1078 Dimensions 24" x 7" x 7" Weight 5.72 lb Material Galvanized Steel; One-Piece 12-Gauge Wire Mesh Door Type 1 Spring-Loaded Door Animals Skunks, Squirrels, Rabbits
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review Ratedidn't work
Didn't work. Possum went in, ate the food, door didn't shut. I bought this product after I had bought a 745. The animal was trapped but broke out. Still looking for a trap that works.Response From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience. This trap is recommended for rabbits, skunks, and squirrels. Please click this link to be directed to traps recommended for opossums.
This trap is covered by a 30 day return policy and a one year warranty with a copy of the purchase receipt. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for further assistance. We are happy to help!
Review RateTrap works well but needs a more robust trigger platform
The trap arrived in perfect shape and on time. I bought the trap for a raccoon. Due to the presence of several neighborhood cats, I had to experiment a little with baits. I caught several cats and released them unharmed but thoroughly miffed at the experience. Switched to marshmallows and quickly caught the raccoon. He was in the trap for overnight and succeeded in digging a trench about 4 inches wide and 3 inches deep on both sides of the trap. I successfully transported and released him (legal in Louisiana). The trigger platform was bent and deformed by the raccoon and I had to reshape it before it could be reset.
Review RatePoor design
Do not purchase this trap. It is poorly designed and your critters will escape. I have video evidence of a nice possum getting out of my trap. The door is able to be pushed up allowing the animal to get free. I will just spend the extra money the next time on a better trap. Putting the trap together is easy and not difficult at all. However, I am trying to re-enforce my trap with extra links to secure it and a new fabrication of the door so it is not so easy to push back up. This is a pain and not worth the money I spent on the trap.Response From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback. The information has been shared with our Product Managers.
This trap is covered by a 30 day return policy and a one year warranty with a copy of the purchase receipt. For further assistance, please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242).
Review Ratepiece of crap
Terrible design on the door spring. The spring collapsed on the first set and the animal escaped. Very poor quality.Response From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and would like to learn more about what occurred. For further assistance, please feel free to contact us directly. Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242).
bought two to remedy a rabbit problem in my yard. The squirrels love this because the trap set is so stiff, that the squirrels can't set it off when the get the lettuce I leave for the rabbits. Taking them back to the store.Response From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience. To increase the sensitivity of the trap, we recommend adding something small to the trigger plate such as a pebble or washer. Also, tying the bait from the roof of the trap works well to ensure the rabbit has to maneuver on the trigger plate, increasing the chances of a catch.
Our Consumer Relations Team is happy to provide additional assistance. Please feel free to contact us at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242).
Review RateGreat Product easy to use
This trap was easy to set and it worked without injuring the animal inside. Thank you so much Havahart now our pesky muskrat has a new home in the woods where it can't bother anyone.
Review RateWort trap ever!
Worst trap ever! The door catches on the metal fittings on the sides of the trap, that is when it decides to actually trigger the door to close. I had a opossum simply walk right out of this trap (the spring on the door is not strong enough to keep the animal inside).Response From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience. Havahart® is known for providing high quality products. We regret that you received something not meeting this standard.
This trap is covered by a 30 day return policy and a one year warranty with a copy of the purchase receipt. We would like to learn more about what is occurring and offer additional assistance. Please feel free to contact us. Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242).
Review RateTrap wont set.
My neighbor bought one of the model 1064 and became upset with it because when you bring the handle over to set the trap it will not stay set, as a results of his problem he gave it to me and told me to fix it for him or throw it in the dumpster. I am sure there is a adjustment to the trigger assembly that can be adjusted and make it work, I would appreciate some information on the trap that could make it work. I have a good pecan crop and the coons really like them, we have caught 14 squirrels with your smaller trap.Thanks L-RoyResponse From WoodstreambrandsPatty : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for providing this feedback. We apologize for the experience and will be happy to help.
To make sure the tension is setting properly, swiftly and firmly move the handle to the set position. Our Consumer Relations Team will be glad to provide additional assistance. We can be reached at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242).
Review RateCollapsing feature poor design.
As stated before, failure to lock. Easy to Set, but the collapsible feature which I liked causes a problem. When collapsed, the door is held open, which stretches the spring that closes the locking bail. After sitting for a long time collapsed, I got it out and trapped an armadillo. It failed to lock and animal escaped. Moving the spring to a different rung to tighten fixed, but have to store uncollapsed or remove spring to insure it will work again. Kinda defeats the collapsing intent!Response From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and would like to learn more about what is occurring. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for further assistance.
Review RateWhat works for me.
I have a Model#1078 and Model#1084 I have caught three squirrels in two years with the Model# 1084 I have caught over eighty squirrels with the Model 1078. I tried peanut butter and failed miserably. I use a jar lid filled with sunflower seeds and place it behind the floor pan/trigger mechanism forcing the squirrel to cross over the floor pan to get to the sunflower seeds. It works. Be sure to place the lid about one and one half inches behind the floor pan/trigger mechanism. The trigger mechanism out of the box is insufficient. Take a fine file or I use steel wool and polish the bar on the trap door and the whole trap door itself, the hook also. I do this frequently because they will corrode and become less effective. I do this on all moving mechanisms. Setting the trap door is a very delicate process. Do not push the bar all the way forward. Set it in just a way as to cause it to trigger easily. Also I placed a cardboard bottom at the entrance almost to the trigger mechanism and place a trail of sunflower seeds toward the trigger mechanism. Frequent use of silicone spray on all moving parts works well and the odor has no effect on the squirrel. The Model #1078 is by far, with manipulation, better than any other trap for squirrels. When it rains take the trap inside.