9 Essential Tools for Your Pest Control Company

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As pest control professionals, your company is probably already armed with an arsenal of pest control devices. However, there's always room for more as pests become more pervasive, wilier, and harder to control. Check out these nine essential tools you'll want to think about adding to your pest control company’s arsenal.

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Prevent Wildlife Electrocutions with Critter Guard

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All over the world, countries and communities are starting to realize what a large problem wildlife poses to power lines and vice versa. There are many different types of animals that are adversely affected by unprotected power lines. Given their climbing nature, monkeys and squirrels often find themselves the victims of this daunting dilemma. Smaller birds and birds of prey, such as raptors, are also suffering as a result of resting on unprotected power lines. Fortunately, our humane wildlife control products at Critter Guard can help prevent future electrocutions.

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3 Not So Obvious Power Outage Problems

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Whether you're working remotely or just have children to entertain, a power outage can quickly disrupt your life. Some problems that may arise are pretty obvious but you may not even think of other issues until you're faced with an immediate and unexpected power problem. Check out these tips to help keep you prepared during an outage.

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Keep Squirrels Out of Your Attic with Critter Guard

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When squirrels go searching for a new home, they look for locations that protect them from predators and the elements. What could be better than your attic? The space is warm, dry, and is rarely visited by humans and other animals. It's the perfect spot to build a nest and settle in. However, once squirrels gain access to your attic, they can wreak havoc on your home’s wooden structures, insulation, and power.

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3 Pest Control Products for Homeowners

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The summer and fall seasons bring about an onslaught of pests. From wasps and other bugs that swarm the air while the weather is still warm to rodents that could damage power lines or cause electrical issues, homeowners have a lot to worry about as the seasons change. Still, there are ways to control the pest population. Check out these three essential types of pest control products that every homeowner should have in their arsenal.

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How Critter Guard Can Protect Your Home from Mischievous Squirrels

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If left unchecked, squirrels can cause considerable damage to your home. Chewing through wiring and burrowing into insulation, their shenanigans can even cause power outages. Minimize the risk to your property with Critter Guard.

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Protect Substations from Meddling Critters

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Power substations are a key part of distributing power to people all across the world. Substations transfer power from different sources to its destination at the correct voltage. As such, keeping substations up and running is critical. This means protecting these systems from all sorts of damage, including damage inflicted by wildlife.

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3 Sustainable Energy Solutions for Your Home

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With the increasing threat of climate change, it is important to invest in sustainable energy solutions for your home. Not only will this help make a positive difference but will also be a lot more affordable for you long-term. Check out these three sustainable energy solutions for your home below.

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The Importance of Protecting Your Home's Insulation

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Home insulation helps to optimize your home’s energy efficiency. In order to reap the numerous benefits of home insulation, you must insulate it properly from its roof down to the foundation.

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3 Things to Avoid During a Power Outage

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Power outages are no fun and, unfortunately, there's no way around them. A short outage may just be a minor frustration but having to spend hours or even days without power can be a bigger challenge. Fortunately, there are plenty of smart steps you can take to get through an outage as smoothly as possible. Check out these three important things to avoid during an extended power outage.

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Top 3 Rodent Control Products

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A rodent infestation in your home can not only cause an unexpected scare, they can also cause extensive damage. Most insurance companies do not cover damage caused by pests such as rats and squirrels. Since many of these pests can find their way into your home via above-ground cables, having rodent control products that will protect your home both at ground-level and above-ground is essential. Check out these three best rodent control products currently on the market.

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Is a Generator Worth the Cost?

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If your area experiences frequent power outages, you may be trying to decide if a generator would be beneficial for your home. If you’re thinking about buying a generator, check out some pros and cons of portable vs permanent generators below.

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5 Common Causes of Power Outages

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Power outages occur fairly often, but that doesn't make them any less frustrating. There are many different reasons for a power outage occurrence. Keep reading to check out the most common reasons the lights go out in your home.

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The Evolution of Fiber Optic Tech

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Fiber cable is a network communication cable that is made up of strands of glass fiber inside an insulating casing, which is designed for long distance, high performance data networking, and telecommunications.

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3 Tips for Protecting Your Technology During a Power Outage

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A power outage can be harmful to the technology and appliances located in your home. Though the lack of power does not damage electronic devices, the sudden absence of it and the hard shutdown of devices can cause irreparable damage and the inability to restart technology such as desktop computers, gaming systems, refrigerators, and other devices and appliances located inside the home. However, by following important preparations before, during, and after a power outage, you can better protect your technology from damage during a sudden outage or surge.

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4 Power Outage Safety Tips

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As most power outages occur with little to no warning, it’s important to make sure you’re prepared at all times. A power outage can be caused by both human and natural factors, including wildlife. Among the common factors include squirrels, storms, earthquakes, lightning, high power demand, deep digging, trees, and many more. In order to up your game for power outage preparation and safety, check out these tips below.

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Why Pest Control Companies Should Add Critter Guard Products to Their Arsenal

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With more and more people staying indoors in recent weeks, homeowners and renters alike are turning to home repair and decoration projects to help pass the time. However, these projects might be derailed when they discover the emergence of pests in and around their homes. Creatures like squirrels, mice, and other critters can make their way into homes by chewing through roofs. In the coming weeks, pest control companies will be busier than ever, making it vital that they keep the very best products within easy reach. Some of these products include Critter Guard's Line Guard and Pole Guard systems, which can be used to help deter and prevent squirrels and other critters from accessing roofs. Keep reading to check out why pest control companies should add our products to their arsenal.

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Protect Your Solar Panels with Critter Guard

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Squirrels and other critters can wreak havoc on many different types of electrical systems, including your home’s solar panels. Fortunately, our Line Guard and Pole Guard systems are designed to help prevent squirrels’ access to your roof, protecting your solar panels and your power.

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Staying Connected During COVID-19

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The internet has become an essential part of daily life for most Americans in recent years, but COVID-19 has made having consistent, reliable internet access even more crucial. The coming weeks and months may be the worst possible time for squirrels, birds, or other critters to cause power outages. Fortunately, our Line Guard and Pole Guard systems can prevent the majority of connectivity problems caused by animals.

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4 Must-Have Home Pest Control Products

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Pests are an unfortunate fact of life for many homeowners. Even if you keep your home immaculate, the likelihood that you will have to deal with pests at some point is inevitable. Still, there are ways to deal with them quickly and efficiently when they do decide to show up. Check out these four must-have home pest control products that you should keep in your arsenal.

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