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A Lasting, Robust System to Protect Your Utility Lines and Poles

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If critters have been destroying the utility poles and power lines in your area, and a non-intrusive solution is needed to protect the structures, Critter Guard’s products are the ideal solution. Critter Guard offers utilities our Line Guard and Pole Guard products, providing high performance from our patented design, quality resins, and efficient manufacturing process. These defensive guards prevent squirrels from climbing up poles to cause problems, and stop rodents from damaging the reachable overhead electrical lines. Not only are Critter Guard guards highly effective, but they are built with durable, well-engineered materials to last for years to come.

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Squirrels in the Attic: Harmless Nuisance or Dangerous Vermin

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Despite the trouble they cause, a lot of people still see squirrels as cute, fluffy animals. People even leave food out for squirrels and watch them eat with their cute little paws. On the other hand, others seem to get raging mad, sometimes wielding pellet guns at squirrels who steal from bird feeders or create messes around the house. Whether you think they're cute or a menace, squirrel activity inside your home can be a problem. Squirrels build little nests outside, but eventually, they begin looking for warmer places inside to cozy up, and your attic will seem like a comfy, toasty option.

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Prevent Squirrel Damage to Substations

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Curiosity killed the cat. Unfortunately, it kills the squirrel too when it makes contact with high voltage conductors inside a substation. That is usually what happens after it climbs up power lines and makes its way inside. Often, that is the cause of a power outage in people’s home.

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See CRITTER GUARD at Lineman's Rodeo 2017

Critter Guard will be exhibiting at this year's Lineman's Rodeo in Overland Park, Kansas October 12-13, 2017.

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Some people think they're cute.  Others, like my wife, think they're rats with cuter outfits!

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