Protect Substations from 8 Active Critters

Small animals have caused a great number of power outages worldwide. Oftentimes, these outages are caused when critters wind up exploring near places they don't belong like transformers and substations.

Substations are an essential piece in the modern power grid and it's important that every piece runs smoothly. Nobody wants to deal with a preventable power outage caused by curious little critters. With Critter Guard's Line Guard and Pole Guard systems, you can be confident that your substations are protected from pesky animals. We're here to keep things flowing smoothly.

What are Substations?

A substation is a high-voltage set of equipment that has several important functions. Substations perform jobs like connecting transmission lines, distributing electricity, and connecting and converting electricity so that it can be accessed in your home and throughout the community. When substations fail to function properly, residents suffer disruptions in their electricity at their homes and businesses.

Common Problems

When small animals interfere with substations, they can cause major power outages and inconvenient disruptions in service. This common problem occurs when critters build nests in and around substations and explore substations by climbing utility poles and running across power lines. This activity can cause unnecessary maintenance and delays in service. Some of the most common culprits include:

  1. Squirrels
  2. Rodents
  3. Birds
  4. Opossums
  5. Monkeys
  6. Raccoons
  7. Sloths
  8. Snakes

How Critter Guard Can Help

With our award-winning Line Guard and Pole Guard systems, you can successfully and humanely deter animals from interfering with your power supply. We make it our mission to protect your electrical equipment from damage and keep animals safe from harm in the process.

Our Line Guard system prevents animals like squirrels from running across power lines. A series of spinning wheels are installed to deter animals without interfering with routine line maintenance. It is also important to prevent animals like squirrels and monkeys from climbing poles to access transformers and substations. Our Pole Guard system is installed around each pole to successfully deter these critters without harming them in any way.

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