Tomahawk Model E80 is an excluder with a one way door designed for skunks, feral cats, raccoons and similar sized animals. Excluders are designed to let animals remove themselves from unwanted areas. Excluders have mounting wings which allow them to be attached directly over the animals' entry/exit hole. The one way door lets animals exit but prevents them from returning. Model E80 is constructed from 1" x 1" - 14 gauge galvanized wire mesh, measures 14L x 8W x 8L and weighs 3 lbs.
Tomahawk Excluder One Way Door for Raccoon & similar sized a
By Jean on 09/22/2015
I purchased the Tomahawk Excluder to remove skunks from under my shed. I purposely waited until late summer, so that all the animals would be able to escape through the one-way door. It worked like a charm. I waited 4 or 5 days and sprinkled flour by the exit to make sure all the animals were out. I would not use this product in spring or early summer, as I don't believe baby animals would be able to exit, and the mother would not be able to return to them. Service was exceptional as well.
I placed this one way door at the opening where two full size raccoons had taken up residencies. The first night I heard them leave and never came back! This door works great very well built and heavy duty.
One of the crawl space vents on my house had always been open. With the help of a camera, I discovered that we had a variety of creatures coming and going over time, including 3 different cats, a skunk, and a possum. I bought the E80 and placed it securely in front of the vent. It worked great and solved my dilemma (I did not want to seal a critter in). I am still using the camera to verify, and after about a week, I am 100% sure the critters are out. They all still come around, but they cannot get in. Now I feel safe to seal the vent for good.
The openning that raccoon using to enter is larger than 8x8. It's the crawl space enterance. if we don't seal the gaps it will not go into this excluder - it will squeeze past it.
We have checked with the manufacturer and they offered the following advice for attaching the E80 Excluder. You can put up boards or heavy hardware cloth found at a local hardware store around to make the gaps go away. Then attach the excluded flaps using wire/hardware clips or staples.
Can the Tomahawk Excluder One Way Door E80 be mounted vertically, with the "tunnel" portion pointing downwards?
We have a critter hole in the soffit of our roof eaves, and would want to ensure it would still work mounted vertically vs. horizontally. TIA
The Tomahawk Excluder One Way Door E80 and other excluders must be mounted or set horizontally to function properly. If the excluder were vertical with the mounting wings on the top, the door would fall open, allowing the animals to re-enter.