Protect Power Lines, Electric Substations, and Transformers with Critter Guard's Line Guard and Pole Guard

With our headquarters located in Mulvane, KS, Critter Guard is a humane wildlife control product developer specializing in protecting electric power and communication lines, transformers, switches, and substations for utility companies and homeowners across the United States and international markets. Animal related power outages cost billions of dollars in damages each year in the United States and are one of the most common causes of power outages globally.

As a result, we created products specifically designed to humanely deter squirrels and other animals from accessing electric power and data communication lines, substations, and transformers resulting in reduced loss of life for animals while keeping power and communications flowing safely.

We have three core products that are available for purchase by utility companies, homeowners, and businesses who are trying to deter various critters from gaining access to and subsequently damaging critical equipment.

critter guard line guard shown on overhead power lines

Line Guard – Protecting Power Lines from Squirrels, Rats, Rodents, and More

Line Guard acts as a barrier to stop animals such squirrels, rats, rodents, snakes, sloths, and even monkeys, from traversing electric powerlines and data lines and gaining access to live switches, transformers, and substations. Additionally, Line Guard is a great deterrent to squirrels and rodents getting into a homeowner’s attic and causing additional damage to their property, as well as possible power outages. Contact us to learn more about how Line Guard can limit animals’ access via overhead power lines! 

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pole guard shown on power utility pole

Pole Guard – Blocking Squirrel and Other Rodent Access to Power Utility Poles

Acting as a barrier to prevent animals from gaining access to power lines and substations via utility power poles, Pole Guard is a popular product for deterring squirrels and other animals for power companies as well as the homeowner. While not interfering with routine powerline maintenance, Pole Guard prevents animals from climbing the pole and getting access to the pole-mounted equipment, such as transformers and connectors, and ultimately the electric powerlines, substations, and other critical power equipment. Contact us, or continue browsing our website, to learn more about how Critter Guard’s Pole Guard can deter squirrels and rodents from reaching overhead powerlines near you today!

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BirdBloc scent bird deterrent in pouches format

BirdBloc – Deterring Birds with a Scent-Based Repellant

A simple, humane bird repellent solution, BirdBloc protects critical utility equipment, substations, warehouses, and other at-risk areas from bird-related damage. A different type of bird deterrent, BirdBloc capitalizes on birds’ developed sense of smell and emits a bird repelling smell to discourage birds from nesting or roosting in the area where BirdBloc is deployed. To learn more about how Critter Guard’s BirdBloc can keep birds away from your property and important equipment, continue browsing our website or contact us today!

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Trusted by Major Utilities

The following are just a few utilities and communications companies that trust Critter Guard products to protect their power and communications equipment.

Customers Served by Critter Guard’s Animal Mitigation Products

At Critter Guard, we know firsthand that squirrels are a global nuisance, but whether it’s rats in Southeast Asia, endangered sloths in South America, or squirrels in your backyard, Critter Guard aims to provide a product to keep you and your area with power. If you are interested in learning how Critter Guard keeps the power on in international markets, contact us. Critter Guard’s products are sold nationally and internationally to three core customers: utility companies, pest control companies, and homeowners.

See Line Guard, Pole Guard, and BirdBloc in Action

Critter Guard’s products were originally designed to serve as a squirrel guard for power lines. However, since that time, our products have been adapted and used by power utilities and pest control companies to block access to critical power utility equipment for numerous animals including the following:

  • Squirrels
  • Snakes
  • Rats
  • Opossums
  • Raccoons
  • Monkeys
  • Birds of Prey (Raptors)
  • Flocking Birds
  • Sloths
  • Other Rodents

Check out a few videos below showing Critter Guard’s products in action! Please note that the following footage is filmed by customers and used with their expressed consent. Video quality is impacted by their filming technology used.

Blocking Overhead Power Line Access to Residential Roofs

Check out this video where the Line Guard was setup to stop squirrels from accessing this homeowners’ roof. Not only did Line Guard successfully block squirrels, but it also stopped troublesome rats from accessing the roof as seen in this customer-submitted footage.

Unique Wildlife Protection Applications

Critter Guard’s products can also be used to protect many types of animals from electrocution and causing a power outage. Check out the research video below conducted in Costa Rica where Critter Guard is now being used to protect the endangered pygmy three-toed sloth.

How Does Critter Guard Proactively Protect Power Line and Substation Equipment?

Check out the quick explainer video below to learn how Critter Guard can be used to block critical access via overhead electric power lines and power utility poles. Critter Guard’s patented design uniquely deters those pesky critters!

Contact Critter Guard Today

With animals causing such a large portion of power outages in the United States and international markets, we at Critter Guard understand having a robust high-quality animal mitigation product is necessary to keeping the power on. Protecting both utility pole and power and communications line access, our Pole Guard, Line Guard, and BirdBloc products are designed specifically to mitigate damage and reduce costs from animal related power outages. If you’re interested in how our Pole Guard, Line Guard, and BirdBloc products are utilized by power companies across the United States and globally to prevent rodent related outages, contact us today!

If you are a homeowner or small business owner interested in preventing squirrels from entering your home or attic, feel free to browse our products available for online purchasing options or contact us today to learn more.

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Content Written by John Sims