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Rodents and other wildlife are often the cause of broken power lines and blackouts to your home or neighborhood. Your public utility company must then send out a crew to find the break, repair, and reconnect the lines. This can take hours, even days in bad weather.

Squirrels, rats, and other rodents can also use power lines to find their way on your roof, potentially chewing through and entering your attic space where they’ll nest. These squatters bring dirt and even disease into your home. They can even chew through wires and wood support, sometimes causing extensive damage. Unfortunately, many homeowner insurance policies do not cover damage from rodent infestations.

The best way to discourage squirrels from finding warmth in your attic is to prevent their access to power lines with Critter Guard’s Line Guard and Pole Guard systems.

Line Guard

The Line Guard includes two free-spinning wheels that keep rodents from running across power lines, entering attics or disrupting connections to your building. The Line Guard is made from heavy-duty polypropylene that is resistant to all weather conditions and stress cracks. Five rollers that rotate independently are located between the barrier wheels. Squirrels and other rodents are not able to enter any area with this barrier system, keeping themselves and your power unharmed.

Pole Guard

The Pole Guard is a circular plate fitted around a power pole or a tree that might provide access to your roof or attic. The plate has seven rollers made of a special resin that works well in all weather conditions.

Squirrels and other climbing animals cannot go beyond the pole guards. Pole Guards are designed to fit 10 to 12-inch diameter poles and will work on trees with similar size trunks. This system is used extensively by power companies around the US and in foreign countries to discourage climbing rodents and other wildlife.

To learn more about our humane pest control products and how they can protect your home and power from wildlife damage, contact us today.