The Havahart #1079 cage trap measures 32" x 10" x 12" trap and is suitable for trapping armadillos, racoons and groundhogs (woodchucks). Easy to bait, set and release, this high tensil wire mesh trap is steel reinforced for long life and maximum resistance to damage. The smooth inside edges are for the protection of the animal, while the gravity-action door has sensitive triggers to ensure a quick, secure catch. Click on the "product label" link under the picture to the left for use instructions.
The live trap may be placed where ever nuisance animals are present
32 in. L x 10 in. W x 12 in. H
Material / Construction:
Galvanized wire mesh
Constructed of sturdy galvanized wire mesh for maximum resistance to rust and corrosion Internal edges to protect and prevent injuries to animals Trigger rod is located outside of the trap so animal cannot damage it while in the trap Each cage comes fully assembled and ready for use with one spring loaded door Made in the U.S.A
2 Door Trap The following tips should be used when preparing to live catch your nuisance animal.
Havahart recommends that you contact the Humane Society, or the local or state game commission before setting a trap to determine the lawful method of releasing a captured wild or nuisance animal. Many species are protected by law in various states.
Following the instructions contained in the carton, you may want to test the trap and spring it a few times to make sure that it works properly. For example, spring it by touching the trip plate from each end, This should be done also after the trap has been set and camouflaged to make sure it works freely. If you feel the doors do not work fast enough, place small stones or other weights on top of the door. This will cause doors to drop faster.
When you receive the trap it will be bright and new. Therefore do not be discouraged in case you do not catch what you anticipated the first night or day. The effectiveness of Havahart traps usually improve with age. Some animals do not mind a new trap while others do. So instead of setting the trap to catch the first animal to come along, bait the trap, or simply place it where you intend to set it and fasten the doors open by means of a stick or wire.
After a couple of days, when you notice the bait has been disturbed or taken, it is time to set the trap. Camouflaging the trap is an effective means to entice the animal. Place twigs and leaves all over the trap to remove a lot of the glare from the trap. You can even spray it with water and throw dirt on it to give it a conditioned look. Animals will not be discouraged from entering the trap by the smell of your handling the trap or from supposed machine/oil odors in the manufacturing process.
Top Trapping Tips
Be aware of weather conditions. Trapped animals should not be left out in the elements as they can die from prolonged exposure to heat and cold.
Check traps FREQUENTLY. Wild animals stress easily and may seriously injure themselves as they attempt to escape.
Other animals besides the target animal may get caught in the trap. If this happens, advice on releasing it safely can be obtained from a licensed wildlife rehabilitator in your state.
Depending on the time of year, you may trap a nursing mother and if you relocate only her, her babies will not survive. To see if you've trapped a nursing female, stand the trap on one end to observe the belly.
Traps should be washed, disinfected with a bleach solution (1 part bleach to 9 parts of water and let it remain on for 20 minutes), and thoroughly rinsed after each capture to stop the spread of any potential disease. Animals frequently defecate and urinate when captured and it is unhealthy to put bait down unless trap is cleaned thoroughly.
The following are good bait suggestions for groundhogs:
Fresh string beans
The following are good bait suggestions for raccoons:
The trap arrived very soon, set it up with a trail of sliced apples that afternoon and the next morning I had my groundhog! The trap worked GREAT; I couldn’t believe how easy I trapped the groundhog that was causing a mess under my shed and in my garden. The only thing the instructions are tricky to read for the first time and the release of the animal is not as simple as the instructions say. I don't want my hands or my body near the cage when releasing a wild trapped animal.
I would would like to know if this Model 1079 Havahart animal trap is a one-door model or two? How do you release the trap door to let the animal out, without getting your hands so near the trap? It seems like a hard release, unless it is a 2-door trap.
The Havahart Model 1079 is a one door trap. Below is a link to a gentlemen using the 1079 and catching and releasing animals. He does a great job of visually showing folks what to expect. Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAbMNccWR6M
You can try using Havahart Cage Trap to treat for raccoons to eradicate them from the area. We also provided different size trap as well as repellents on our site for complete control. Please contact us for further information at 1-866-581-7378.