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Keep Your Fiber Optic Lines Protected with Critter Guard

multiple fiber optic cables for communication lines

Chances are you already know some of the basics about fiber optics: cables made of strands of glass or plastic thinner than a human hair. Information traveling on beams of light ten times faster than with traditional copper wiring. Incredible bandwidth over long distances without interference. While it may sound like science fiction fantasy, fiber optics has quickly become the backbone of the telecommunications world.

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Costliness of Power Outages to You as a Homeowner

power in home protected by line guard and pole guard systems

Though power outage is mostly regarded as a minor inconvenience, prolonged power loss can wreak havoc. Your home doesn't have to experience power loss for days or even weeks for the costs to start piling up. A recent survey reported a whopping 70 percent of Americans who experienced a power outage for at least 12 hours in the last two years to have faced unanticipated expenses as a result.

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3 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Winter

house prepared for winter and protected from squirrel-caused power outages

With even colder weather well on its way, fall is the time to prepare your home for winter's icy blasts. Check out these 3 tips to help you get ready!

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Protecting Howler Monkeys from Unguarded Power Lines

howler monkey prevented from accessing power lines due to critter guard

Howler monkeys are one of the most remarkable animals in South America. As the largest New World monkeys, howlers have a body length of 22 to 36 inches and a tail that can grow up to five times that length. Howlers use their tails to help them navigate the forest canopy that they call home.

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Will Your Home Insurance Cover Damage Caused by Critters?

squirrel on roof of house after gaining access from power line

Pests such as squirrels, mice, and chipmunks can cause a great deal of property damage to your home. Squirrels and other critters commonly gain access to roofs and attics via power lines and utility poles. They can quickly chew through the exterior of the roof to gain access to the warm attic. Once inside, these animals build nests, chew through wood and wires, and quickly locate the food sources inside the home. Fortunately, Critter Guard is an effective method of preventing critters from entering the attic via power lines and causing damage to your home exterior.

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