Critter Guard Blog - Wildlife Control and Power Line Protection Topics

Winter Power Outages: Tips for Before, During, and After
house prepared for power outages during winter
  • Tips and Tricks
January 8, 2020
John Sims

Winter Power Outages: Tips for Before, During, and After

In the middle of January when winter is at its peak, plunging temperatures can bring...
Roof Rats: How You Can Keep Them off Your Home
roof rat in attic after chewing through roof
  • Line Guard
December 25, 2019
John Sims

Roof Rats: How You Can Keep Them off Your Home

It can be a little nerve-racking when you hear something moving around or skittering across...
What Are Squirrels Up To All Winter?
squirrel outside unable to get into house
  • Effects and Impact
December 18, 2019
John Sims

What Are Squirrels Up To All Winter?

Squirrels survive winter's cold temperatures much like humans. While they do not hibernate, they tend...
Keep Your Fiber Optic Lines Protected with Critter Guard
multiple fiber optic cables for communication lines
  • Technology
December 11, 2019
John Sims

Keep Your Fiber Optic Lines Protected with Critter Guard

Chances are you already know some of the basics about fiber optics: cables made of...
Costliness of Power Outages to You as a Homeowner
house that didn't lose power during storm
  • Effects and Impact
December 4, 2019
John Sims

Costliness of Power Outages to You as a Homeowner

Though power outage is mostly regarded as a minor inconvenience, prolonged power loss can wreak...
3 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Winter
house during winter and snow storm
  • Tips and Tricks
November 27, 2019
John Sims

3 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Winter

With even colder weather well on its way, fall is the time to prepare your...
Protecting Howler Monkeys from Unguarded Power Lines
monkey sitting on branch
  • Effects and Impact
November 20, 2019
John Sims

Protecting Howler Monkeys from Unguarded Power Lines

Howler monkeys are one of the most remarkable animals in South America. As the largest...
Will Your Home Insurance Cover Damage Caused by Critters?
squirrel sitting on house roof
  • Effects and Impact
November 13, 2019
John Sims

Will Your Home Insurance Cover Damage Caused by Critters?

Pests such as squirrels, mice, and chipmunks can cause a great deal of property damage...
Pros And Cons Of Steel Utility Poles
steel utility pole with many power lines
  • Pole Guard
November 6, 2019
John Sims

Pros And Cons Of Steel Utility Poles

Utility poles are so much a part of the backdrop of our streets that we...
Protecting Transmission and Distribution Power Lines
transmission and distribution power lines intercrossing
  • Line Guard
October 23, 2019
John Sims

Protecting Transmission and Distribution Power Lines

There are many components that go into creating a functional electrical grid. Generators, substations, and...
Protecting Raptors from a Dangerous Perch
raptor on utility pole
  • Effects and Impact
October 16, 2019
John Sims

Protecting Raptors from a Dangerous Perch

According to the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, raptors are carnivorous birds that...
The Advantages of Using Solar Energy for Your Home
solar panels on home
  • Technology
October 9, 2019
John Sims

The Advantages of Using Solar Energy for Your Home

Solar panels are quickly growing in popularity across the globe. Powered by a renewable resource...
Power Outage Safety Tips for Homeowners
candle lit in home to provide light during power outage
  • Safety
October 2, 2019
John Sims

Power Outage Safety Tips for Homeowners

As a homeowner, you should be well-acquainted with the need for preventive maintenance to keep...
Protecting Squirrels from Uninsulated Power Lines
squirrel prevented from climbing on utility poles and power lines
  • Line Guard
September 25, 2019
John Sims

Protecting Squirrels from Uninsulated Power Lines

Every day, we see squirrels scurry up trees, leap from branch to branch, and scamper...
How Electric Power Grid Systems Work
power lines and transformers delivering electricity across vast distance
  • Technology
September 21, 2019
John Sims

How Electric Power Grid Systems Work

An electrical grid is a sophisticated yet fascinating and essential system in our daily lives....