Havahart Easy Set Large Animal Raccoon Trap #1085
- This trap can be set with one hand!
- The set and release mechanism is located on top of the trap, limiting the interaction with the trapped animal.
- The high tensile wire mesh makes the Havahart 1085 EZ Set Live Animal Trap more durable without making
- Ideal for catching: Raccoons, Cats, Groundhogs, Nutria, Armadillos
and similar-size animals. Size - 32"x12"x14"
WCS TreeBerry Raccoon & Skunk Paste Bait
WCS TreeBerry Raccoon & Skunk Paste Bait
Raccoons and Skunks love this lure ! This sweet smelling paste bait is great for luring racoons, opossums, skunks, and armadillos to your set trap.
Raccoon/Opossum Size Professional Cage Traps
Fully assembled and Ready For Use
General Information on Raccoons | Control Measures | All Animal Traps Online
Raccoons- Biology & Habits
The Adult Raccoon vary in size from 24-46 inches in
total length and weigh from 12 - 25 pounds.
They are easy to recognize because of their ringed tail and black mask.
The raccoon has a long fine coat and a busy tail with 4 to 7 prominent
Raccoons live near streams, lakes, and marshes.
Raccoons prefer swampy areas or woods near water and are absent from
very high elevations and very arid regions.
They are found throughout the United States except for large parts of
some of the western states, they are omnivorous.
They normally prefer the use of hollow trees or logs,
rock crevices, abandoned animal burrows for dens.
However they can make a nuisance of themselves raiding the garbage
cans and tearing up lawns.
They will also use your home structures for dens including: chimneys,
attics, and hollow areas beneath porches and buildings.
Raccoons mate in January to March and have a 63 day
A litter commonly contains one to seven young.
The family group is sociable, remaining together
Although raccoons may live 14 years or more in captivity,
they seldom survive beyond seven years in the wild.
In some areas, raccoons become dormant in winter.
Their diet consist primarily of insects, crayfish,
mussels, fish and frogs during the Spring and early Summer.
During the late summer and fall, fruits, berries, nuts, and grains
are also eaten.
Raccoons are most active at night and are not commonly
If you see one during the day, it could be a possibility that they
are sick or injured.
Do not approach a raccoon at any time, especially one spotted during
the day time.
Raccoons can contract several diseases, some of which
can be transmitted to humans or pets.
Rabies is the greatest concern. The eastern states have
the highest incidence of rabies in animals.
Although very few US residents get rabies from these animals, people
should be careful with ones that act abnormally.
Raccoons are members of the bear family, and are very strong.
They are not normally aggressive towards humans but will defend
itself if it feels threatened, or if you are near it's young.
Control of Raccoons
One of the most common household entry points for
raccoons is down the fireplace chimney.
Therefore, to prevent raccoons from entering houses, roofs and chimneys
should be well-maintained.
Raccoons can easily access rooftops by climbing trees, downspouts,
vines, or a trellis located near the house.
The access to chimneys can be prevented by fastening
a commercial spark arrestor cap of sheet metal and hardware cloth over
the top of the chimney, or by fastening heavy screen wire securely over
- Replace loose shingles, repair any holes near the
eaves of the roof.
- Limiting the access to the roof by trimming trees
and shrubs may also be helpful.
- Garbage cans fitted with tight-fitting lids will help
keep out most raccoons. However wiring the cans shut
may be necessary if they can be tipped over.
- When you are excluding or removing
raccoons from buildings during the spring and summer there may be the
possibility of young present.
Do not completely exclude until you are sure all have left, so you
don't seal them inside.
Sealing them inside might cause painful death for the animal and may
also cause extensive damage to the building.
If the young are old enough to climb out, cap the chimney after
the raccoons have left for the night.
- Sometimes, a female raccoon can be
encouraged to move her young to another location by the use of repellents,
such as ammonia or moth balls, combined with a light and noise from
a portable radio placed near the damper.
After they temporarily leave, you can properly exclude the entry
- Mothballs or crystals are relatively
ineffective in an open air situation.
- Electric fences may help to keep raccoons
out of gardens.
The wires must be spaced close together and close to the ground
in order to be effective.
- The best method to remove raccoons for
around buildings is to live trap them with a trap such as the Havahart Raccoon Trap #1081 ,or Havahart
Racoon Trap #1079
- Suggested lures /baits
woodchucks, porcupines, and Opossums
are: Crisp bacon, fish, fresh vegetable and cat food.
- A professional trapper lure is also recommended : WCS TreeBerry Raccoon & Skunk Paste
Place the trap in the path of the raccoon.
Bait should be changed every 2 days for optimal results.Other suggestions:
Crisp bacon,fish, fresh vegetables,cat food,
Chicken parts and entrails, corn, sardines
- Set traps as close to the den as possible
where damage is occurring, e.g., at corners of gardens, breaks in stone
walls, or along obvious animal trails.
- Set multiple traps in a number of different
- Since these animals are active at night,
check traps at least every morning; preferably twice a day.
- Check traps often to spot and release
non target animals.
- When releasing the raccoon, do it far
away from human dwellings.
- In some states they are a protected
species, so check with your game and wildlife department before trapping
and releasing them.
- The release site for these large animals
should be over ten miles away.
Havahart Raccoon Trap #1079
- A long time favorite by Havahart
32" x 10" x 12", galvanized wire mesh, steel reinforcements.
Professional model, one spring-loaded door 12x14 gauge wire
- It is very durable.
Safeguard Raccoon Trap # 52830- 30" x 11" x12" Rear Release Trap
- Safeguard is preferred among Trappers
30" x 11" x 12", Galfan wire, galfan wire has a higher corrosion resistance thatn most galvanized wire.
- Carrying Handles with finger protection
- Single door design gives a stronger and more effective trap.
Small mesh wire design to protect bait area
Steel rod reinforcement adds addtional strengh and rigidity.
Heavy -duty reinforced spring-loaded doors-more dependable catch.
Rear door release for a safer release and baiting
- Bait tray is heavy duty, eliminating damage by trapped animals
Made in the USA are are covered by a 1 year warranty against manufacturer's defects.