Critter Guard Blog - Wildlife Control and Power Line Protection Topics

Overarching Cyber Security Threats
squirrel running across power line in Missouri
  • Effects and Impact
July 24, 2019
John Sims

Overarching Cyber Security Threats

In the 21st century, we depend on technology and electricity every day. Breaches in cyber...
The Best Way to Protect Automated Power Systems
automated substation providing power
  • Technology
July 17, 2019
John Sims

The Best Way to Protect Automated Power Systems

Automated power systems are a powerful and increasingly prevalent way to control and manage important...
Safety Tips to Remember When Using a Power Generator
power generator providing electricity
  • Safety
July 10, 2019
John Sims

Safety Tips to Remember When Using a Power Generator

For those who live in more rural areas, you probably have your fair share of...
Creating Usable Electricity from Sustainable Energy
solar panel field
  • Technology
July 3, 2019
John Sims

Creating Usable Electricity from Sustainable Energy

In order to ensure that using electricity will continue to be possible, it is important...
Smart Grids: An Effort to Deliver Reliable Power
smart grid power lines running across the country
  • Technology
June 26, 2019
John Sims

Smart Grids: An Effort to Deliver Reliable Power

The smart grid is the future hope of delivering energy to consumers. It holds the...
The Low Down on Different Types of Utility Poles
wood utility pole
  • Pole Guard
June 19, 2019
John Sims

The Low Down on Different Types of Utility Poles

When it comes to utility poles, there are three different types utility companies choose from:...
Protecting Snakes from Electrical Lines
snake slithering across deck
  • Effects and Impact
June 12, 2019
John Sims

Protecting Snakes from Electrical Lines

Power lines can be extremely dangerous to snakes and other critters. At Critter Guard, we...
How Substation Automation Works
pole guard protecting substation powered by IEDs
  • Technology
May 22, 2019
John Sims

How Substation Automation Works

Power System Automation Power system automation is the act of using computers and intelligent electronic...
How Power Outages are Measured
machinery fixing power outage
  • Effects and Impact
May 15, 2019
John Sims

How Power Outages are Measured

One animal's misfortune can affect an entire community's ability to function. Because of this, it...
Creating and Maintaining Overhead Lines
overhead power lines
  • Effects and Impact
May 8, 2019
John Sims

Creating and Maintaining Overhead Lines

Overhead power lines were created long ago, and we have seen multiple transformations of electrical...
Trees, Squirrels, and the Biggest Blackout in U.S. History
squirrel running across power lines
  • Effects and Impact
May 5, 2019
John Sims

Trees, Squirrels, and the Biggest Blackout in U.S. History

Can one small glitch in the U.S. power grid create a domino effect causing cascading...
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,...
What Are Transformer Ratings?
transformer delivering electricity
  • Technology
April 10, 2019
John Sims

What Are Transformer Ratings?

There are many factors that determine the lifespan of a transformer and its ability to...