Critter Guard: Protecting Vervet Monkeys from Electrical Equipment

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Critter Guard: Protecting Vervet Monkeys from Electrical Equipment

Many of Africa's monkeys and other animals live far from humans, but some, like the vervet monkey, have begun to move closer to urban environments. Vervet monkeys in urban areas can face a variety of dangers, including unshielded power lines. Fortunately, Critter Guard's Line Guard and Pole Guard systems work together to protect vervet monkeys and other critters around the world from accessing hazardous power lines and other electrical equipment, preventing harm to the animal and power outages.

Vervet Monkey Facts

Vervet monkeys are small, silverish grey monkeys that are common throughout Southern and Eastern Africa. They usually have black faces, feet, hands, and tips of their tails, and males have iconic turquoise blue parts. There are five subspecies of vervet monkeys, and they typically live in groups of up to 50 monkeys. Within these groups, separate hierarchies are found for both males and females. They typically live in woodland or mountainous areas at an elevation of around 4,000 feet, especially near rivers, lakes, and streams, but can also be found living in urban environments.

Hazards of Urban Environments for Vervet Monkeys

Although not all vervet monkeys live close to people, some have begun to share land with humans as people spread throughout more of East and South Africa. Monkeys that live near urban environments face a wide variety of dangers, and they are often killed or injured when they venture close to crops and homes. Unshielded power lines and other electrical equipment also pose a significant threat to these monkeys.

Protect Vervet Monkeys from Power Lines with Critter Guard

Like any monkey, vervet monkeys are experts in climbing, hanging, and swinging from everything in sight. Unfortunately, this includes unshielded power lines, which pose a significant threat to these monkeys.

At Critter Guard, we prioritize protecting vervet monkeys and other critters around the globe from the dangers of power lines and other electrical equipment. Our Pole Guard and Line Guard systems work together to keep vervet monkeys and other critters from accessing power lines from the ground, trees, and other objects, preventing electrocution and costly power disruptions.

To learn more about how our humane wildlife control products can help protect vervet monkeys and power in your area, contact us today!

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  • John Sims