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The internet has become an essential part of daily life for most Americans in recent years, but COVID-19 has made having consistent, reliable internet access even more crucial. The coming weeks and months may be the worst possible time for squirrels, birds, or other critters to cause power outages. Fortunately, our Line Guard and Pole Guard systems can prevent the majority of connectivity problems caused by animals.

Internet's Role in COVID-19

Many people are working from home, nearly all students are learning from home, and ordering groceries and other items online helps to minimize the frequency that many people need to leave the house. The internet also provides constant access to updates regarding the pandemic during a time when information is changing on a daily, or even hourly, basis, and it allows people to stay in touch with friends and family members.

Preventing Power Outages During COVID-19

While poor internet access is annoying at any time, it is particularly problematic during a period when it is most people's only form of communication with the rest of the world. Working and learning online effectively can be challenging enough with fast and reliable internet access, and internet that won't stay connected, keeps buffering, or otherwise malfunctions can make productivity impossible. Power outages can also cause people to miss essential news and eliminate contact with friends and family members.

Prevent Power Outages with Critter Guard

Squirrels, birds, snakes, and other critters can wreak havoc on your internet and power systems by moving across and chewing on power lines and utility poles. Our Line Guard and Pole Guard products help to minimize the access that these critters have to your power lines, both from the ground and from trees and buildings, to prevent outages at a time when reliable online communication is more important than ever.

At Critter Guard, we prioritize minimizing internet and power problems our clients experience on a daily basis. Contact us today to learn more about how our products can give you peace of mind during this uncertain time!