Critter Guard Blog - Wildlife Control and Power Line Protection Topics

Protecting Sloths from Power Lines
sloth hanging from tree
  • Effects and Impact
May 1, 2019
John Sims

Protecting Sloths from Power Lines

Sloths may be beautiful animals, but their instinctive need to climb and hang from branches...
Curious Animals Can Damage Electric Systems
squirrel against green background
  • Effects and Impact
April 24, 2019
John Sims

Curious Animals Can Damage Electric Systems

Proper maintenance is one of the most important keys to making sure the power doesn't...
The Importance of Substation Design
view of substation
  • Effects and Impact
April 17, 2019
John Sims

The Importance of Substation Design

Preserving power for the individuals and communities dependent upon it is critical to life, health,...
Wildlife Interaction with Electric Utility Components
squirrel on power line
  • Effects and Impact
March 6, 2019
Ben Seidel

Wildlife Interaction with Electric Utility Components

Human-wildlife interactions are inescapable, even in dense, urban areas. As our populations expand, animals must...
Protect Your Roofing Insulation from Rodents
small houses close together with electrical line
  • Effects and Impact
February 13, 2019
John Sims

Protect Your Roofing Insulation from Rodents

The insulation for your roof system is generally found in the attic area or crawl...
How Do Squirrels Survive Winter Without Hibernating
squirrel on snowy ground next to tree trunk
  • Effects and Impact
February 6, 2019
John Sims

How Do Squirrels Survive Winter Without Hibernating

When the weather starts to get crisp in the fall, you might notice local squirrels...
Laws Preventing Power Shutdowns
pen and contract
  • Effects and Impact
January 2, 2019
John Sims

Laws Preventing Power Shutdowns

A power outage is often unexpected, especially from power lines suddenly snapping in winter storms,...
Predicting Power Outages Using a "Squirrel" Method?
electrical line truss in evening
  • Effects and Impact
December 12, 2018
John Sims

Predicting Power Outages Using a "Squirrel" Method?

Squirrels: those cute, little furry critters! Some say they're adorable, but they can wreak havoc...
Nutty Squirrels and Rodents Threatening Your Power Supply
squirrel on power line
  • Effects and Impact
October 24, 2018
John Sims

Nutty Squirrels and Rodents Threatening Your Power Supply

Rodents on the Grid In the heart of the city, on your hike in the...
Home Insurance Coverage for Pest Damage
keys and home keychain
  • Effects and Impact
October 17, 2018
John Sims

Home Insurance Coverage for Pest Damage

When looking at home insurance options, most homeowners want to know that they cover the...
Dictating Factors of Costs of Power Outages
city at night with no power
  • Effects and Impact
August 22, 2018
John Sims

Dictating Factors of Costs of Power Outages

Power interruptions have cost implications to both consumers and power utility companies. Hence, companies in...
Power Outages in the United States
united states map of lights at night from space
  • Effects and Impact
April 18, 2018
John Sims

Power Outages in the United States

As our nation continues to develop and expand, so does our demand for electricity. In...