Critter Guard Blog - Wildlife Control and Power Line Protection Topics

Is Your Business Prepared for a Power Outage?
candlelight during power outage
  • Safety
April 22, 2020
John Sims

Is Your Business Prepared for a Power Outage?

Every year, thousands of businesses experience power outages. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency,...
Protect Your Power This Spring with Critter Guard
house undamaged from critters
  • Effects and Impact
April 15, 2020
John Sims

Protect Your Power This Spring with Critter Guard

Spring brings new beginnings and new life each year. While the spring season tends to...
Protect Your Home from Opossums with Critter Guard
possum in tree
  • Effects and Impact
April 8, 2020
John Sims

Protect Your Home from Opossums with Critter Guard

Opossums appear to be harmless. These nocturnal animals waddle around from place to place looking...
Improving the Safety of Utility Workers
utility worker repairing power line
  • Safety
April 1, 2020
John Sims

Improving the Safety of Utility Workers

Repairing damaged power lines can be a dangerous job. Although the repairs utility workers make...
Protect Your Home from Critters with Humane Pest Control Products
squirrel on deck
  • Line Guard
  • Pole Guard
March 25, 2020
John Sims

Protect Your Home from Critters with Humane Pest Control Products

Rodents and other wildlife are often the cause of broken power lines and blackouts to...
Best Ways to Ensure Power Outage Safety
illuminated flash light during power outage
  • Safety
March 18, 2020
John Sims

Best Ways to Ensure Power Outage Safety

Power outages can be quite the inconvenience, especially when they strike at unexpected times. While...
Prevent Critters from Accessing Substations
power substation protected from critters with line guard and pole guard systems
  • Effects and Impact
March 11, 2020
John Sims

Prevent Critters from Accessing Substations

Stability in your commercial and residential electric service is of the utmost importance. Customers and...
Keeping Triplex Overhead Cables Protected with Critter Guard
triplex overhead cables protected from wildlife intervention
  • Line Guard
March 4, 2020
John Sims

Keeping Triplex Overhead Cables Protected with Critter Guard

The various types of cables found across substations and power lines are diversified. One of...
3 Unexpected Costs of Power Outages to Homeowners
candle providing light during power outage
  • Effects and Impact
February 26, 2020
John Sims

3 Unexpected Costs of Power Outages to Homeowners

When the power goes out, it can lead to some fairly expected costs. Your food...
Keep Squirrels Away from Your Electrical Wires
squirrel kept away from roof and home due to line and pole guards
  • Effects and Impact
February 19, 2020
John Sims

Keep Squirrels Away from Your Electrical Wires

Squirrels may look cute. They may even be entertaining as they chase each other through...
The Difference Between Power and Distribution Transformers
distribution transformer mounted to utility pole
  • Technology
February 12, 2020
John Sims

The Difference Between Power and Distribution Transformers

Transformers are primarily used to change voltages to serve different functions within the electrical system....
5 Signs You May Have Squirrels in Your Attic
squirrel on deck
  • Line Guard
February 5, 2020
John Sims

5 Signs You May Have Squirrels in Your Attic

Living with squirrels in your attic is more than just a nuisance. These small critters...
7 Electrical Safety Tips for Downed or Low-Hanging Power Lines
downed power lines on street causing safety hazard
  • Safety
January 29, 2020
John Sims

7 Electrical Safety Tips for Downed or Low-Hanging Power Lines

Power lines carry a substantial load of electric current—from generating plants to substations and eventually...
The Benefits of Critter Guard for Power Utility Companies
utility worker providing maintenance on unprotected power line
  • Effects and Impact
January 22, 2020
John Sims

The Benefits of Critter Guard for Power Utility Companies

When severe winds are forecasted, one of the first things we do is prepare for...
Top 4 Critters that Caused Power Outages in 2019
squirrel on unguarded power line
  • Effects and Impact
January 15, 2020
John Sims

Top 4 Critters that Caused Power Outages in 2019

Most people associate power outages with severe weather like thunderstorms and blizzards. However, a very...